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Old 10-09-2012, 07:57 AM   #1
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MNSSHP - headless horseman and horse took a tumble

We were there last night and had just the best time, what a brilliant party!

On the first parade we were standing on the route not far from the Haunted Mansion and the headless horseman and horse took a tumble. There was a huge smack, they both got up and the horse ran off without the horseman.

They both looked ok - anyone know anything? Are they ok?
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:05 AM   #2
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We were there last night and had just the best time, what a brilliant party!

On the first parade we were standing on the route not far from the Haunted Mansion and the headless horseman and horse took a tumble. There was a huge smack, they both got up and the horse ran off without the horseman.

They both looked ok - anyone know anything? Are they ok?
They are both okay, the rider and horse. I'm sure you noticed they didn't ride in the second parade as a precaution due to the fall in the first parade. I was super bummed because that is my favorite part of the parade but was glad to hear they were both okay.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:12 AM   #3
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Oh gosh, that is awful! I'm so glad that no one was hurt, and that the horse was OK too!

This is exactly why they don't ride when it is wet!
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:24 AM   #4
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We didn't see the first part of the 2nd parade as we were eating at Peco Bills but I didn't hear them go past so guessed they hadn't ridden.

So glad they are ok.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:31 AM   #5
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someone post a video or it didn't happen.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:43 AM   #6
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someone post a video or it didn't happen.
Check out the videos I found:

Horse without a Headless Horseman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...v=J_EPLvSHlHI#!

Headless Horseman without a Horse
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=wIsm1Iqpy3g

Headless Horseman WITH a Horse
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=-UseoE2dOjY
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:47 AM   #7
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The first time we saw the headless horseman it was slightly wet and we were very surprised that Disney let him ride.

We also were surprised that Disney does this. While it has a great reward, it seems there is a lot of risk.

Imagine how kids would be traumatized if the horse (or rider) were seriously injured during a fall.
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Perhaps they should put borium shoes on the horse. It offers traction on slick surfaces.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:00 AM   #9
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Perhaps they should put borium shoes on the horse. It offers traction on slick surfaces.
I'd not be surprised if they have already done that (or similar.)
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:04 AM   #10
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What they have on their shoes is better them borium (it what the Amish use it on their horses that pull their buggies) but it does not eliminate the problem totally.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:50 PM   #11
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Check out the videos I found:

Horse without a Headless Horseman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...v=J_EPLvSHlHI#!

Headless Horseman without a Horse
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=wIsm1Iqpy3g

Headless Horseman WITH a Horse
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=-UseoE2dOjY
Poor guy. You can't see him fall in these videos, but in the first one you can hear the gasp of the audience when he falls offscreen.

Looks like someone booked an early trip to the glue factory.
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Hmmmm..... I should have watced the videos sooner. It says they are all unavailable.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:59 PM   #13
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Hmmmm..... I should have watced the videos sooner. It says they are all unavailable.
They are loading for me. Just go to youtube and search horse without the headless horseman.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:58 PM   #14
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The horse is trained to go from point A (beginning of parade route) to point B (end of route) WITHOUT the need for the rider to actually ride him. In fact, with the nature of the costume, the rider does very little in the way of influencing the horse in any way. So if the rider fell off, the horse would continue on to the end of the route as he had been trained to do.

As to the previous posters "glue factory" comment. First, gross. Second, not even remotely likely.
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Hmmmm..... I should have watced the videos sooner. It says they are all unavailable.
I just watched them now; maybe your ISP is blocking them.

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As to the previous posters "glue factory" comment. First, gross. Second, not even remotely likely.
Sorry.
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