A shock video known simply as "The Horse Video" went viral on social media in early November 2023, sparking reactions of mental trauma and disgust as people stumbled upon the shock media. You might deduce what the video is about without even watching it, but if you really need to know its contents and where you might find it, better stick with us for this brief explainer.
What Is ‘The Horse Video?'
"The Horse Video" refers to a leaked bestiality video of a man getting penetrated by a small white horse. In the 30-second-long video, filmed inside a stable, a man dressed in an orange shirt and grey cargo shorts pets a small white horse, likely a pony, before pulling down his pants and turning his back towards the horse. To spare the graphic details, the man then has intercourse with the horse.
The face of the man in the video is blurred. The video contains two captions reading "Michael Hanley left his phone in the pub look what he was doing" and "Always keep a password on your phone," giving an impression that the video was leaked from a phone accidentally left by the person who filmed themselves having sex with the horse.
Who Is The Person In 'The Horse Video?'
Since the caption of the video claims that the man is Michael Hanley, some users assumed that the person in the video might be Michal Hanley from Dublin who owns a carriage service and has frequently shared photographs of horses on his social media. However, the man in the video does not have a tattooed sleeve while Hanley does, meaning that it's likely a different person.
Where To Find 'The Horse Video?'
Since "The Horse Video" is NSFW and may be illegal to distribute in some jurisdictions, finding it online could be troublesome. However, simply searching for "horse video" on X is likely to yield results. Another working way to find it is checking the hidden replies on popular posts referencing the video.
'The Horse Video' Memes And Reactions
Similar to other shock media that quickly go viral on social media such as iShowSpeed's "IShowMeat" incident, the video quickly spawned viral reactions and memes. In memes, users often describe experiencing shock after first stumbling upon and watching the video.
“Dad how was life before you saw that horse vid on November 1st 2023” pic.twitter.com/rCrRiqu8Zl
— Iman (@UTDIman) November 1, 2023
What Is The Other Video Similar To 'The Horse Video'?
You must be thinking of Mr. Hands, the notorious 2005 pornographic film in which a man has sexual intercourse with a horse. The man later died from a perforated colon as a result of having sex with the animal. You can read more about the story in the encyclopedia entry.
For the full history of "The Horse Video," be sure to check out Know Your Meme's encyclopedia entry for more information.