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post #1 of 72 Old 02-19-2010, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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For the rider who hasn't dealt with real equine athletes!

I often hear people say that the horses in their discipline are tough. I have always quietly snickered. I doubt many people outside of eventing know what dealing with event horses is like. Event horses are the most fit, most courageous, and often the most opinionated horses out there. I have dealt with this videos issue many times and it sure made me chuckle.

For those who don't know eventing, several times during the competition, your horse is asked to jog out in front of officials so that they can determine if your horse is sound enough to continue in the competition. It is a very formal affair that is of utmost importance.

This video shows what dealing with these snappy athletes can be like. Enjoy!

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post #2 of 72 Old 02-19-2010, 11:53 PM
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Well, that didnt look very enjoyable..

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LOL, that was great! I agree, nothing beats an Event Horse :)

I have to say, they definitely are prooving that they are sound enough to compete :)

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ha ha it's like anti showmanship!!! I love it.
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Buzz not only has the biggest ears I've ever seen, but he apparently knew the routine well enough, and didn't need his handlers participation, LOL.
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post #6 of 72 Old 02-20-2010, 12:42 AM
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Halter horses are nearly as bad sometimes, but that's their profession. They're fit, 95% of the time confined to stalls and just eventually go spazzy because they're fat and happy.

I for one, wouldn't put up with that u__u

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Hahaha
Great video
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I personally don't believe that just because a horse is an "athlete", that gives him the right to act like an obnoxious butthole on the ground. Every one of those clips, to me, absolutely scream lack of ground training.

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I personally don't believe that just because a horse is an "athlete", that gives him the right to act like an obnoxious butthole on the ground. Every one of those clips, to me, absolutely scream lack of ground training.
+1 I agree wholeheartedly. Honestly, if the horse is an athlete, he should be in enough work that he DOESN'T act that way.

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Then you don't know Eventers.

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