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  • How do the olympians get their horses to the olympics?

 
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    08-13-2008, 10:55 AM
  #1
Foal
Olympians & their horses!

Wow All I can say is the Germans can kick some horse jumping butt!!! I have unfortantly missed most of the olympics thus far but last night caught the "end" half of the teamed jumps & individual jumping!! Wow everyones horses looked great & in my opinion jumped great!! The Germans, however, have got it down! Congratulations to the Germans. I was sorry to see the USA did not do so well, however "Gina" (I believe was her name 4 US) is a first time olymipian & she did GREAT!! Kudos to all that competed.
     
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    08-13-2008, 11:10 AM
  #2
Started
I'm sooo bummed, I haven't been able to catch any of the horse stuff!!!! Blehhh
     
    08-13-2008, 11:25 AM
  #3
Foal
Well thankfully we just got direct TV & they got tons of olympic channels! LOL. But I have missed most of it!
     
    08-13-2008, 11:31 AM
  #4
Yearling
We've had live coverage on the BBC for all the equestrian events - even if they've been showing something else, I've been able to switch to equestrian coverage on Freeview. Freeview is the digital terrestrial signal that you don't need a subscription to access.

Most of it has been at awkward hours (between half eleven and five in the morning), but they always show comprehensive highlights too - and not just the British riders! They usually manage to get good interviews at the end of the events too.
     
    08-13-2008, 03:17 PM
  #5
Weanling
Germany DID kick butt.
     
    08-13-2008, 04:52 PM
  #6
Yearling
You can watch it all free online at nbcolympics.com
     
    08-13-2008, 05:31 PM
  #7
Started
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Originally Posted by hotreddun
you can watch it all free online at nbcolympics.com
Okay!! Thanks!!
     
    08-13-2008, 09:14 PM
  #8
Green Broke
All I've seen so far is the dressage, and I'll have to say, I HATE how they slap their horses after their session.
     
    08-14-2008, 06:12 AM
  #9
Yearling
Slap them? What do you mean - are you on about giving them a great big pat on the neck and shoulder or something else?
     
    08-14-2008, 06:20 AM
  #10
Started
Congrats to the Aussies winning a silver. This is going to saound really bad, but I was just praying for the Germans to knock down some jumps, because at the start of the round they were in front of Australia by less then a penlety point! If they had just knocked three down in the last jump....

The Aussies did well so congrats to the Aussies!
     

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