There are some pedigrees you just can't get rid of.
I had a friend who wrestled in high school, and whenever we'd hang out or go partying, the night always devolved into him fireman's carrying someone or taking someone down with a double leg.
And that's because old habits die hard. It might be a cliche saying and the title for one of the greatest action movie franchises of all time (just don't talk about the last one where John McClain is in Russia with his son), but it's the truth.
And not just for human beings, but for animals too. Something this owner of a retired racehorse learned the hard way.
This guy thought it'd be a good idea to take Shamrock, a bonafide, pedigree, born-to-gallop racehorse out for a relaxing stroll through the countryside.
But he got a lot more than he bargained for, as evinced by his panicked cries of fear and utter respect for Shamrock's speed:
"Whoah, whoah, whoah... Sham, walk... woah... Shamrock!... No, Sham for F***'S SAKE!"
The uploader, Nick Bull's description of the video pretty much says it all.
"Shamrock is a retired racehorse. On this day, he forgot he was retired, or that I'm not that experienced a rider and decided to take me for the ride of my life. Please excuse the bad language and girly screams at the end..."
People in the comments couldn't help but laugh at the whole thing. "Can't stop laughing at Sham's super happy fast trot at the start all, 'I wanna gooooooo... can we go?'" one viewer wrote. Another said, "This is gold, absolute gold. Shamrock just does not give a s--t."
It's a good thing that both Nick and the horse were unharmed after their harrowing ride.
According to his new Instagram account, Shamrock appears to be settling into retirement much better these days.
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