William Shatner, who is best known to us as the actor who embodied Star Trek's Captain Kirk, has long preferred racehorses to starships. But it seems that wherever he’s captaining, there’s trouble on the bridge: On July 26, Shatner was thrown by his horse at the Mercer County Fair and Horse Show in Harrodsburg, Ky.
We have the video for you, below. While waiting on the field, with Shatner in a buggy at the reins, Shatner's horse was spooked. The horse rolled and tipped the buggy. The 86-year-old Shatner took a tumble.
All we can say for certain is that, at 86 years old and having retired the character of Kirk, there's still a great deal of the get-back-on-the-horse captain in Shatner.
Shatner recently co-authored a book, Spirit of the Horse, with writer Jeff Rovin, a series of essays and anecdotes about the impact that horses have had on civilization — and on Shatner personally.
Via Total Horse Channel.