Horses That Somersault

A brief feature that appeared on the front page of the Washington Post's 'Miscellany Section' (April 21, 1907) caught my attention. I searched for more information about this strange, somersaulting horse, but came up empty.

Google pulls up examples of horses that somersaulted by accident, but none (that I can find) that did it purposefully. See this Daily Mail story from May 2008. So the somersaulting horse from 1907 appears to be unique. And, I'm guessing, probably a hoax of some kind.
     Posted By: Alex - Thu Jan 12, 2012
     Category: Animals

I've seen horses fall and do a somersault but I've never even heard of one doing it on command. Although, they're trainable and I've seen them do some pretty strange stuff.

You can Google "horse high-dive" and run into enough material to keep you going for an hour or two.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/12/12 at 12:18 PM
He landed on his back, ouch!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/12/12 at 04:25 PM
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