Feral Pony Ruthlessly Kicks Thru-Hiker in Balls [Watch]
One of the many highlights of the Appalachian Trail is encountering the feral (commonly confused as “wild”) ponies in Grayson Highlands State Park in Virginia. Although it’s incredibly tempting to pet the ponies, we encourage hikers to follow the principles of Leave No Trace and to keep a distance from any wildlife. There are many reasons for this, with the potential for a swift kick to the baby maker cracking the list, as one unfortunate 2017 thru-hiker, Shogun, learned the hard way.
Kicked in the balls by a wild pony. Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trail in the Grayson Highlands around mile 500. With my hiking buddy Shogun AKA ‘NoBalls’ @onewiththetrail #AppalachianTrail #AT2017 #atclassof2017 #georgiatomaine #norainnopainnomaine #walknorth #hiking #backpacking #thruhike #thruhiker #hikertrash #bikehikesafari #noballs #thathurt #wowthatissoamazing #graysonhighlands
video: Brad McCartney
“Luckily, he was able to continue with his hike, however, some hikers are starting to call him ‘No Balls’,” says Brad “Shepherd” McCartney, who captured the scene. Fortunately for Shogun, he was able to walk away from the scene without more serious injury (i.e. an exploded groin).
Stay safe, friends. Shoutout to Pox Holiday for sharing this video and the gangster shades idea.
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