Parade of the wall

The unpleasant incident took place during the parade before the Italian carabinieri Siena Palio - the traditional race for bareback. One of the horses suffered and preferred "land" of his rider straight into the wall. Siena Palio held in Siena today, August 16 as it passes on the day (and more - 2 July) every year since the mid-XVII century. 10 riders representing their team (kontrandy) to gallop three laps of 333 meters on the Piazza del Campo. Their horses were saddled, so keep them is extremely difficult, frequent falls. However, the horse may finish the race and self - rider is not required for victory.

Parade of the wall

Ended unsuccessfully for one of the Carabinieri parade on the eve of the Palio of Siena.AFP PHOTO / FABIO MUZZI / Scanpix

Parade of the wall

Carabinieri parade parade on the eve of the Palio of Siena. AFP PHOTO / FABIO MUZZI / Scanpix

Parade of the wall

Training on the eve of the Palio of Siena. AFP PHOTO / FABIO MUZZI / Scanpix

Parade of the wall

REUTERS / Alessandro Bianchi / Scanpix

Parade of the wall

REUTERS / Alessandro Bianchi / Scanpix

Parade of the wall

REUTERS / Alessandro Bianchi / Scanpix