We don't know what the punchline is.

By Andrea Romano
October 03, 2018
Racehorse stable, Chantilly, France
Credit: Getty Images

Have you heard this one? A horse walks into a bar and chaos ensues.

Actually, that’s not a joke. And customers in a bar in Chantilly, France, found out what really happens when a horse comes into a bar. A video captured by the bar’s security camera shows a racehorse bucking through a French cafe as diners scatter out of the horse’s path, Newsweek reported.

Jean-Marie Beguigne, the horse’s trainer, said that the horse had kicked its rider off the saddle about a half-mile away at Chantilly stables before running off and ending up at the bar, according to the the Independent. “The filly escaped by going on to the road, and crossing a roundabout before entering this bar. It is all quite exceptional,” Beguigne told the newspaper Ouest France.

Oddly enough, it wasn’t incessant thirst that led the horse to charge into the bar. And the bar is connected to France’s state-controlled betting system, where customers can place bets on horse races on television. The bar’s owner, Stephane Jasmin said the horse charged right for the betting corner. Coincidence? Or revenge?

Luckily, no one was injured in this equine incident, including the horse. Though some furniture was damaged.