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        12-14-2012, 08:17 PM
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    Yearling
    Oscar Pistorius races a horse.


    I thought this was interesting. I'm not sure if I liked what the jockey was doing, horse looked very confused and scared.

    What are your thoughts on this?
         
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        12-15-2012, 02:06 PM
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    Green Broke
    It was so dark-I couldn't see what the jockey was doing or much else for that matter. Loked like the runner had a big head start, though.
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        12-15-2012, 02:26 PM
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    Trained
    The horse didn't get off to a good start. He was confused and didn't run to start with.

    I once had a guy on foot outrun my horse. It was a trick though. We both ran about 50 feet, turned around, and ran back. By the time my horse got turned around good and figured out what I was up to, the guy had finished. It would have taken a really good barrel horse to outrun him because of the setup.
         
        12-15-2012, 02:34 PM
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    Started
    The horse probably was confused... there are no starting stalls. Even before the race starts you can see the jockey trying to get the horse ready but it isn't something he would be used to.

    This isn't the first horse vs person race. I believe a horse named Zippy Chippy raced against a (i think) baseball player?
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        12-15-2012, 02:37 PM
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    Trained
    If the race were a mile long and they both started at the same time, the horse would win for sure. It's a trick. Pretty cute trick, but a trick for a publicity stunt for sure. I am glad that the man can run. It is sad that he lost is legs.
         
        12-15-2012, 02:39 PM
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    Yearling
    Yeah that was weird. Not sure what was going on in the beginning and he got a good start before the horse even started.

    He looks happy with himself at the end though..Ha.
         
        12-15-2012, 02:39 PM
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    Started
    I also want to say.. I'm a big fan of Oscar Pistorius after watching him in the Olympics and the Paralympics. I thought his conducted himself incredibly, came across very likeable and I don't know anybody who wasn't wishing him well against the other Olympians.
         
        12-15-2012, 02:39 PM
      #8
    Yearling
    Not sure why this posted two times- Ignore this.
         
        12-15-2012, 06:21 PM
      #9
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Maple    
    The horse probably was confused... there are no starting stalls. Even before the race starts you can see the jockey trying to get the horse ready but it isn't something he would be used to.

    This isn't the first horse vs person race. I believe a horse named Zippy Chippy raced against a (i think) baseball player?
    I think so. From what I know the horse got injured because something flew off the guy and hit the horse in the eye and screwed everything up.

    But I'm not 100% sure. I heard that a couple years ago. I think that is the one your talking about.
         
        12-15-2012, 06:25 PM
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    twp
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    That has got to be the world's slowest horse!! Lol.
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