Although they are stunning to view, wild horses should not be handled. Every year, tens of thousands of tourists travel to the 37-mile-long Assateague Island National Seashore to view the stunning wild horses that roam free there.
There are always some who disregard the rules and put both themselves and the horses in risk.
A video of a lady hitting a wild horse with a shovel was recently uploaded to the People of the Ocean City Boardwalk Facebook page. As the lady approached from behind, clutching a plastic shovel, she noticed a bay horse poking about in her towel. She whacked the horse on the back with the shovel and he kicked out with both hind hooves in response.
The woman passed out on the sand, and the horse picked up his hunt again. A second horse had joined the first one, and the baby looked to be interested in something on the towel.
Signs prohibit visitors from approaching or touching the horses. The woman, on the other hand, was able to stand up again and went back to the horses with a shovel in her hand.
View the video here!