“Who needs a jockey?” asked one person on Twitter as a number of horses which had unseated their riders carried on racing in the 2016 Crabbie’s Grand National.
The various rogue horses were winning plenty of supporters across social media as they continued to do their job – oblivious to the fact they needed a jockey to clinch victory.
Come on loose horse! You can do this #GrandNational— Grace Witherden (@GraceW_BM) April 9, 2016
this loose horse is having the time of its life here lol pinging every fence, who needs a jockey #GrandNational— GoonAFC (@GunnerLDN3) April 9, 2016
GO ON LOOSE HORSE, YOU CAN WIN THIS SON pic.twitter.com/gk6FdfNLVE— FitbaThatba (@fitbathatba) April 9, 2016
Proper rooting for that loose horse at the front, GO ON MY SON— Daniel Malley (@DanielMalley1) April 9, 2016
Although people recognised the loose horses were a potential risk as they darted about the course, they also gave us new #lifegoals and really won over fans.
The never give up attitude of the loose horse is inspiring— Sam Jobling (@SamJoblingg) April 9, 2016
Loose horse, don't let anyone tell you to stop ❤️ #GrandNational— Sarah (@sarahtops_) April 9, 2016
And inspiring creativity.
Going to write a poem about the thoughts of a loose horse running the Grand National— Laura Barton (@missbarton) April 9, 2016
Although some ideas might confuse people if they come to fruition…
If I owned a racehorse I'd call it "Loose Horse" #GrandNational— Dave Edwards (@RealDaveEdwards) April 9, 2016
In the end, 16 horses with the all-important jockeys finished the race with Dave Mullins on Rule The World celebrating victory.