Yes , the horses are amazing, but don't forget the rider. Watch at how extreme their position can be and they still have steady hands and never lose a stirrup. Their strength and skill is jaw dropping.
I saw this a couple days ago and the things that I noticed right away was the strain and the shock that is put on their joints. I've been jumping horses for years... but i've never really been able to see just how much goes into the body mechanics necessary for the act of jumping. No wonder they all have to have their joints injected after a few years of this stuff!
Yeah, I thought the same thing. I watched a video like this not long ago and it was shocking because it looked like they were going to break their fetlocks every time they landed It's just something you don't really notice at "normal speed".