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.
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: by playing ᴅᴇᴀᴅ anytime he’s mounted.
This horse is a very good actor. Every time someone tries to ride him he appears to give up the ghost and drops to the floor pretending to be ᴅᴇᴀᴅ.
Jingang has got the ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ trick ᴅᴏᴡɴ so well that he even loosens his tongue and puts his hooves in ᴡᴇɪʀᴅ positions to make it look like he can go on no longer. Of course, his own kind doesn’t too proud of him, but who cares anymore!
His owners say it happens whenever people get onto the sᴀᴅdle.
“He’s just playing ᴅᴇᴀᴅ,” sighs a bemused horseman, whose point is proved when Jingang stands up immediately after the ʀᴇjᴇᴄᴛᴇᴅ rider leaves. However, when the cowboy makes like he’s trying to make a second pass at the horse, Jingang topples to the dirt once again. 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 ‘ᴅᴇᴀᴅ’ in an overly-theatrical way. It’s silly. It’s funny. And it’s proof that some animals would rather laze about than earn their carrots like we do — by the sweat of our brows.
Jingang’s Oscar-worthy performance has prompted an outpouring of support online, with one newfound fan musing,
“That horse is a genius, wish I could just do that every time someone I don’t like comes near me.”
And as you probably expected, the funny moments have been captured on camera and gone viral ever since.