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post #1 of 43 Old 10-21-2009, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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This is why we learn the basics...

This horse is an absolute saint.

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post #2 of 43 Old 10-21-2009, 09:19 PM
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Oh my god. WHAT
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post #3 of 43 Old 10-21-2009, 09:24 PM
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That had to hurt the poor horse!!! why in the world would somebody like that be riding at all
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post #4 of 43 Old 10-21-2009, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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The landing after the yellow oxer for sure had him singing the high notes.

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post #5 of 43 Old 10-21-2009, 09:30 PM
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I can't believe they didn't stop that guy from riding.

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When I first started watching it, I noticed It was going to be an interesting video of an interesting ride as soon as he started to trot the horse. You could tell he didn't know how to use neither his legs, or hands, and he had no center balance between his shoulder, hip, and leg.

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post #7 of 43 Old 10-21-2009, 09:38 PM
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Lordy that video makes me cringe! That poor horses back! Can you imagine being one of the other competitors there?? I thought I wasnt good at juming! He NEEDS to go back to basics. And that horse must be bomb proof.... not duming his rider after all that!
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post #8 of 43 Old 10-21-2009, 09:47 PM
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To be honest with you, it seriously looks like the rider was drunk, lol, and if so, he did a **** good job at staying on everytime he went airborne!!! How the heck did he manage to get his feet back in the stirrups everytime after the landing!!

Wow, that poor horse, especially the part where the guy was truly airborne and then landed back down on the neck, that part made me cringe!!!! What a truly lovely horse though, hopefully the **** rider doesn't ruin him for good. :(

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post #9 of 43 Old 10-21-2009, 10:45 PM
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Holy Moly Batman! I can't believe he didn't fall off! Thats crazy. Who the heck let him in there?

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post #10 of 43 Old 10-22-2009, 03:04 AM
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That poor horse. I have ridden in an english saddle like 5 times and I think I could do better than that. Was it grab any idiot from the audience and toss him on a jumping horse day at the stadium or what? Those few strides where he was without stirrups I think were the best of the entire ride.

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