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post #1 of 14 Old 05-24-2009, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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National Velvet

Anyone see this old classic movie? I watched it the other day and boy did I CRINGE every time she rode that horse over a jump!
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post #3 of 14 Old 05-24-2009, 05:41 PM
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Holy cow, I must be so OLD!!! Saw it as a kid. And yes, I do cringe during the steeplechase. Great flick!
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I saw it many years ago and don't remember much about it. I do remember thinking "Wow, I wish I could do that." Typical western girl, I know nothing about jumping. LOL.

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
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I LOVE LOVE LOVE National Velvet

Was it the black and white original with Elizabeth Taylor? I think there has been a remake of it. Such a great horsey film, even thought the steeple chases are scary :)

There is also a follow up called International Velvet about Velvets niece who goes to the Olympics. I love that movie too! That one was released 1978, so kinda old too :) but in colour! Hehe
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I liked the movie. The old version.

I even got my copy of national velvet signed by Mickey rooney. I won't be letting that go.
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Wow, I bet that's worth some serious money! Mine didn't have elizabeth taylor in it, I don't remember the name of the actress...and it was in color. I was watching it with a friend and every time she jumped I would cringe and look away. She had to ask why so I explained that you are not supposed to lean BACK when going over a jump and bounce on the horses back when you land!
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I do enjoy National Velvet, it was a great movie and proved to me when I was young, that I can do anything I want.

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There is also a follow up called International Velvet about Velvets niece who goes to the Olympics. I love that movie too! That one was released 1978, so kinda old too :) but in colour! Hehe
International Velvet is one of my upmost favorite movies of all time! I watched that film over and over and over - cept the part where one of her teammates horses has to be euthanized on the flight to the U.S.A for the Olympics. That part devistates me........

But I loved it because it showed me that if I worked hard enough, I could make it to levels in the Eventing world.

I also love "The Little Horse That Could" It is about a Conemara Stallion who proved himself in the Combined Training World.

And SYLVESTER - another fabulous Eventing Movie!
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I liked the movie. The old version.

I even got my copy of national velvet signed by Mickey rooney. I won't be letting that go.
Oh my gosh that's so cool! Put a picture up!!!!!!

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post #10 of 14 Old 05-29-2009, 10:43 AM
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And SYLVESTER - another fabulous Eventing Movie!
Love that movie I remember it being on the Disney channel really late at night and I was like ooh a horse movie!
The almost rape scene was wierd for a disney channel movie at my age tho
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