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post #1 of 27 Old 09-13-2009, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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Spruce Meadows Masters 2009: 6 Bar

Ahhhh, Spruce. My favorite venue!
The 6 bar is a jump-off competition where nothing but height matters. It starts off with 6 jumps, each jump being slightly higher than the last. After the last fence tops out at over 6', the first two jumps are taken down, so the teams only jump 4 fences trying to top out at the highest height.
Anyways, here are the photos from that night.
The first two riders crashed and burned; I've never seen anything like it...! It's rare to have a horse full out crash through a jump, much less the first two horses in the order of go on the first round.
Some of these pictures really don't show my photography skills well at all, but I thought they were interesting shots regardless, and worth showing:)
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Gorgeous pix. I feel sorry for that first horse though, I would have road rash on my butt from skidding. LOL And I have a question.

What is the contraption that is being used as a bit on the sorrel in the last pic and the bay in the pic just above the gray?

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Gorgeous pix. I feel sorry for that first horse though, I would have road rash on my butt from skidding. LOL And I have a question.

What is the contraption that is being used as a bit on the sorrel in the last pic and the bay in the pic just above the gray?
Sorry, but I don't have an answer for ya. I thought it was so odd and bulky I had to get a photo.


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PS - yes there are 2 different bays crashing through the jump in the first few pictures.


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HOLY MOLY!!!! That is some high jumping!!! The second grey horse made it look easy though lol, he could of had another foot lol. The first horse, poor guy, that's what you call a english sliding stop lol. Looks like it was fun.

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Oh my goodness we got our butts kicked. :p
I was really hoping we'd pull it off this year; we had such a strong team.

That was a tough jump! At least nobody got really hurt though.
Awesome pictures!
They're some pretty awkward looking jumpers! LOL

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Those are some great captures! Looks like only a few horses cleared the last jump. That must have been a fun event to go to.


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Those are some great captures! Looks like only a few horses cleared the last jump. That must have been a fun event to go to.
The last jump, 6'5" I believe, only one horse cleared, the absolute last pictures.


Steph (Steff? Sorry I can never remember... :( ) YES! What an odd year for crashes!!


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