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post #1 of 9 Old 07-16-2013, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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The First Water jump in eventing

If you ever volunteer or get volunteered to be a fence judge on the Cross Country you fight to get the water jump because its where you'll be less likely to be bored rigid after the first half dozen riders have gone past.
I found this a few days ago and thought it was just amazing. Why on earth they thought the design was a good idea defeats me - and certainly defeated most of the horses.
Some of the recovery's are incredible, look for the guy who pulls his bridle off and walks away in disgust, abandoning the horse.
This was back in the day when Eventing in the Olympics was for the military - get the protective head gear!!
If like me you've ever got a soaking in a water jump then be thankful it wasn't built like this one
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0ys5esvSbo
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Jeez, that's a deep water jump!
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Ugg. Poor horses. Some of those old-time jumps are just horrendous!

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Woah that is a deep jump.

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Wow, that was scary to watch. Glad to see things have evolved for the better where water is concerned.

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
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Lol @ the horse that refused to move out of the water.. So the guy just kept walking when he pulled off the bridle
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Watching it does make me feel like a wimp
I cried when I was ejected into a water jump when I was about 12 - my first attempt at one. I wasn't hurt but I was terrified I was going to drown - in about 2 foot of water LOL
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I feel sorry for most of those horses mouthes aswell, the way the old fashioned riders yanked them so hard to stay on :(

But I must admit, it was kinda funny when the man pulled off the horses bridle and just left the horse standing in the middle of the water jump (more like a lake tbh).

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post #9 of 9 Old 07-19-2013, 04:30 PM
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This is a fantastic video! Great bookmark, thank you!
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