Originally Posted by Trissacar
No the horse was crazy. Alot event horses are you'd have to be to jump a solid wood fence at 6 foot high.
6 foot huh.... Soooo that must equate to like 6 star level
You need to start being more careful with what you post. NO educated event rider would take an crazy horse on course.
Those horses are trained very carefully to jump the heights they do, which FYI are not 6 ft, maybe four at most (1.2m anyway). They are brought through the lower levels and TRAINED to do what they do.
Now I admit I havent competed up to 3 star, and Im not some great knowledgable event rider, but I have schooled up to 1 star, and I CAN tell you that even at the lower levels those fences demand respect and absolute trust in your horse, as well as a great deal of skill from both horse and rider. You can't just gallop blindly and expect a favorable outcome. And you can't just hop on any old horse and have them clear these obsticals.
The statement you made was uneducated, and insulting to people who partake in the sport and put a great deal of effort into finding a suitable horse and then training it.