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        10-15-2010, 09:51 PM
      #31
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by mliponoga    
    That's what I don't get though, so the horse can jump 4'3" and run for 15 mins straight. That's all good by me, but why drop 6'? It just seems unnecessary does it not?
    It also shows how fearless a horse can be. They have to trust their rider, as a calvary mount would, and trust that the rider will never put them in unnecessary danger. And riding drops is just plain fun :)
         
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        10-15-2010, 09:53 PM
      #32
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    

    That helmet cam must have some amazing image stabilizing functions associated with it. No bounce to that video at all.

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    I'd put some of that to the fact that this rider has a really nice, stable position too. REally, when you look at a rider, the upper body shouldn't be moving much because the lower body is absorbing the shock of the gallop (because you're up in galloping position)
         
        10-15-2010, 09:54 PM
      #33
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by mliponoga    
    That is borderline abuse to me, sorry English people. Making a horse run at speed, jumps over and over again that if they miss can seriously damage them, whipping them to go faster, what's the point?
    Well, I find a lot of western events abusive, but I don't go around saying it on bords. I try to understand it more before making harsh judgments.
         
        10-16-2010, 06:54 PM
      #34
    Showing
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    Originally Posted by mliponoga    
    That is borderline abuse to me, sorry English people. Making a horse run at speed, jumps over and over again that if they miss can seriously damage them, whipping them to go faster, what's the point?
    If you watched eventers (and same stands for dressage and jumping), many horses LOVE what they do. And they are very well cared for and most riders don't push them beyond the abilities (although there are always exceptions, but it's as true for western people too).
         
        10-16-2010, 06:56 PM
      #35
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    Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
    That helmet cam must have some amazing image stabilizing functions associated with it. No bounce to that video at all.
    That's what I found to be amazing too. I guess the rider is just so balanced and smooth in his movements, that it keeps it very stable down there on helmet. Otherwise I just can't imagine any stabilizer to keep it from bouncing.
         
        10-18-2010, 09:21 AM
      #36
    Banned
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    Originally Posted by StormyBlues    
    I'd put some of that to the fact that this rider has a really nice, stable position too. REally, when you look at a rider, the upper body shouldn't be moving much because the lower body is absorbing the shock of the gallop (because you're up in galloping position)
    I do not disagree, this rider I am sure has a wonderful position.



    In some places during the video you can see his shadow. You can see his upper body moving. That is not represented in the video. So, though I agree the rider has a good position, this camera set up must have some sort of system to accommodate the bounce and movement of riding and still provide a smooth video. Notice it was not even jumpy when he dismounted.
         
        10-18-2010, 09:38 PM
      #37
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by StormyBlues    
    No. 600. Meters. Per. Minute. It's how every xc is mesured. Bn goes at 350, novice at 375-400, training at 400-450, prelim at 400-475, most intermidates run at 550 and advanced/four star usually runs 575-600 meters per minute. That's how you get your minute markers.
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    Haha! Way to set 'em straight!! :P
    Yes guys, she is right about 600 mpm.
         
        10-19-2010, 06:30 PM
      #38
    Green Broke
    Haha, I love my minute markers :) some people hate them (my friend who runs intermediate.... He's odd lol) but some love them, like my team and me :) we write them on our arms in sharpie so we an see em as we ride, it looks like unreadable scribbles to everyone but us lol!
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        10-19-2010, 09:25 PM
      #39
    Yearling
    ^ I do the same Stormy! Minute markers are my life savers. I love love love them and always write them down the side of my arm, along with my OT and SFT.
         
        10-19-2010, 09:37 PM
      #40
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by mliponoga    
    That is borderline abuse to me, sorry English people. Making a horse run at speed, jumps over and over again that if they miss can seriously damage them, whipping them to go faster, what's the point?
    Sorry, but at least in my horse's case you are horribly misinformed. I have trouble keeping my down to the pace I'm supposed to be galloping because my horse loves to run through the woods and open fields and hurling himself over solid obstacles. He gets all proud of himself and blows out a happy snort after each fence. He has a an absolute ball. I was at the XC phase at WEG and don't recall seeing a single whip raised the entire day. Please don't lump us all in with the few that may push their horses a bit.
         

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