To paraphrase Aristotle, we as human beings can achieve happiness by perfecting our natures. That means embracing and refining who we really are inside. And it sounds like great advice for every living thing, not just people. However, one silly horse is too busy horsing around and probably forgot to go to its Philosophy 101 classes.
If you thought that humans are the only lazy creatures who make up the most creative reasons in order to avoid hard work, you couldn’t be more wrong, because there’s a horse in Mexico who literally plays dead whenever someone tries to ride him.
A dramatic horse named Jingang has greater ambitions than being a mere steed. It doesn’t seem to appreciate being ridden by others as a horse should. Instead, it goes out of its way to avoid doing its job. Jingang the horse pretends to be ‘dead’ in an overly-theatrical way. It’s silly, It’s funny. We can’t decide if this horse named Jingang is too smart or lazy, but the fact is that he was just fed up with carrying people on his back all day long and came up with a brilliant way to avoid work. And it’s proof that some animals would rather laze about than earn their carrots like we do — by the sweat of our brows.
Not all horses enjoy hard work…
Ok, it was an easy call. But look how dramatic he is… He even sticks his tongue out of his mouth.
More than 82,000 people liked Frasisco Zalasar’s compilation video showing the horse avoiding its ‘chores’ by dramatically ‘dying.’ The viral video was also shared a massive 630,000 times. Huge numbers like these suggest that people relate to Jingang’s antics. Especially on Mondays.
Jingang the horse pretends to ‘die’ in a dramatic way
Most of us don’t spend all day long thinking about horses, which is why it’s easy to miss what incredible creatures they are.
He is sleeping like my dog
The horse does this because it doesn’t like being ridden
did you know that horses can run within several hours of being born? To me, that is absolutely fascinating. Imagine if human beings could do that.
Jingang friend watching his acting
Jingang enjoys ‘horsing around’
Oscar lever acting
The next time you see a horse ‘laughing,’ tell your friends that the animal is actually doing a nose-enhancing technique (called ‘flehmen’), which helps understand whether a smell is good or bad.
Close your eyes, Jingang, nobody will notice you’re breathing heavily.
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Image credits: Frasisco Zalasar