Kansas City Chiefs’ safety Eric Berry is absolutely terrified of horses. The poor guy flipped out when Warpaint, the team’s horse mascot trotted out during a recent game.
“I’ll wait ’til the horse pass,” Berry says in the clip below upon seeing the mascot. ”I don’t mess with horses, bro. He might come over here and throw a tantrum.”
Turns out, an irrational fear of horses is a real condition called equinophobia, which draws anxiety, nausea and crying when confronted with the animal.
He’s not the only one. Kristen Stewart discussed her fear of horses while filming Snow White and the Huntsman. According to Huffington Post, the fear stemmed from a riding injury she sustained as a kid.
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Miley Cyrus apparently has a fear of flying, and took to Twitter to share her anxiety about flying. Luckily, Vinny Guadagnino offered some advice on how she shouldn’t be scared.
Miley, 19, wrote, “Why do I have an anxiety attack everytime I step on an airplane. I [just] gotta remember what @tishcyrus says… Angels are under the wings.”
Vinny, 23, then responded with, “it’s all Good bro.. U Have a better chance or getting struck by lightening then Getting hurt on a plane.”
Miley finished his thought, writing, “or a coconut falling off the tree and hitting me in the head. Did you know more people die of that then shark attacks?!”
Vinny then said, “so stop worrying ass. PS I miss your husky.”
Good old Vinny. If you are afraid of flying or need someone to take a grenade, he’s always there.
And of all the things Gyllenhaal mastered, his fear of ostriches was not one of them, reports People.com.
“They would say, ‘Don’t make any noise around the ostriches. They’ll tear out your eyes and rip out your heart.’ So, I was naturally terrified,” Gyllenhaal said. “They look like they’re innocent, but they’re really not.”
Gemma Arterton, Gyllenhaal’s co-star, can confirm the actor’s fear of the flightless bird.
“He was really scared,” Arterton said. “He ran away, and the look on his face – it’s not acting. It’s real.”
Arterton also seems to have had better luck on set with animals, than Gyllenhaal.
“I did a horse-riding stunt, which took me two weeks to rehearse,” Arterton said. “I had to jump onto a horse while it was galloping towards me. It was pretty scary, and I’m proud of myself for doing it, and I made sure that I looked over my shoulder so that everyone knew it was me and not a stunt double.”