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    06-22-2010, 04:21 PM
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Green Broke
Something new that I have never seen... DIVING HORSES!


     
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    06-22-2010, 04:23 PM
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Showing
Actually, that's a very old sport, Speedy.

Diving horses were all the rage back in the 1940s-1950s in Atlantic City, NJ.

Nobody does it nowadays because of the obvious health liabilities to people and animals.
     
    06-22-2010, 04:39 PM
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Green Broke
Yeah I've seen those videos, never seen them, they do look old!

They are some brave horses!... and my horse complains about colourful fillers :P
     
    06-22-2010, 04:39 PM
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Trained
That reminds me of the movie "Wild Hearts Can't be Broken." Maybe I'll have to rent it this weekend...
     
    06-22-2010, 07:05 PM
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Weanling
Yeah I was going to mention that movie, MNT! I love it :) That's the only reason I knew that this existed though.... Anyone know how they teach the horses to do this? Seems EXTREMELY unnatural to me...
     
    06-22-2010, 07:28 PM
  #6
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
Actually, that's a very old sport, Speedy.

Diving horses were all the rage back in the 1940s-1950s in Atlantic City, NJ.

Nobody does it nowadays because of the obvious health liabilities to people and animals.
Actually that first video is from 2008 and the website is up to date for 2010, so at least one place is still doing it! I can't imagine you'll find any horse AND rider teams anymore though.

The Diving Horse - Magic Forest

BaliDoll - I'm pretty sure back in the day they just pushed them off until they figured it out.
     
    06-22-2010, 07:55 PM
  #7
Green Broke
Wouldn't water get in his nose and ears? Or are horses ears like ours? But still, wouldn't water get up his nose?
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    06-22-2010, 09:00 PM
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Yearling
That seems quite dangerous!
     
    06-23-2010, 08:47 AM
  #9
Showing
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Originally Posted by MacabreMikolaj    
Actually that first video is from 2008 and the website is up to date for 2010, so at least one place is still doing it! I can't imagine you'll find any horse AND rider teams anymore though.

The Diving Horse - Magic Forest

Whoa, really? I can't access the video (Barracuda filter), so thought it was one of the old ones from back in the day.

Can't imagine why anyone would think training a horse to dive is something desirable. Oh well, different strokes, and all that.
     
    06-23-2010, 11:39 AM
  #10
Green Broke
The first video is up to date and the second is 50s? I think.

The first one is basically a little pony jumping into a pool from about 5 feet, but the second one is more extreme.
     

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