Lifestyle & Human Interest

A Horse Walks into a Bar... No, Really. It Happened.


A horse walked into a bar in Chantilly, France, leaving readers amused and cracking up over the hilarious classic joke come true.

While the story seems unlikely, a horse really did run into a bar — actually, it was more of a stampede, as shown in the video below.

The horse escaped from the Chantilly Racecourse in France, Fox News reported, and ran straight inside the local Chantilly Pari Mutuel Urbain bar, presumably for a cold one.

Video footage showed the bucking horse going wild inside the bar while patrons quickly scattered.

“She pushed the door open, and raced straight for the betting corner,” said Stephane Jasmin, the owner of the bar.

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“Then the filly turned around, breaking a table and chairs. We’ve never seen anything like it.”

The horse raced through the narrow bar, creating quite a chaotic scene before darting back out again. The horse was picked up in the parking lot shortly after the incident.

According to the horse’s trainer, Jean-Marie Béguigné, the horse has a “penchant for escape.”

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This time, the horse made perhaps her most famous escape yet.

“Between the track and the stables, her rider fell off,” Béguigné said, according to The Independent. “The filly escaped by going on to the road, and crossing a roundabout before entering this bar. It is all quite exceptional.”

Thankfully, no humans or horses were injured in the making of this comical scene.

Meanwhile, readers cannot stop making horse jokes about the unbelievable story.

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Perhaps the horse wanted a drink after a long day’s work, or maybe she just wanted a turn to participate in a little horse betting of her own.

“Did the bartender ask, “why the long face?” quipped Facebook user Tabitha Good.

“Awww, come on now!” Maria Ann Smith joked. “He was just horsing around!”

“He was looking for a Moscow Mule,” Jesus Silva said.

With all the hard-to-swallow headlines in the news these days, it seems readers are enjoying the chance for a little levity. The horse’s story has been shared across the world, giving people a reason to smile.

What’s the craziest horse story in your saddle?

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A graduate of Grand Canyon University, Kim Davis has been writing for The Western Journal since 2015, focusing on lifestyle stories.
Kim Davis began writing for The Western Journal in 2015. Her primary topics cover family, faith, and women. She has experience as a copy editor for the online publication Thoughtful Women. Kim worked as an arts administrator for The Phoenix Symphony, writing music education curriculum and leading community engagement programs throughout the region. She holds a degree in music education from Grand Canyon University with a minor in eating tacos.
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