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post #11 of 20 Old 11-09-2012, 10:47 PM
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There's a point where he loses one of his stirrups (I can't see the other side) and doesn't get it back for a little while. I was watching it on my iPhone so it's a little blurry. But I could still tell he was very much off the horse until he landed
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When I noticed he lost his stirrup it was back on before the next jump, but mostly you can tell he is absorbing most of the impact in his legs using the stirrups.
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post #12 of 20 Old 11-09-2012, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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He just lands on that horse so hard. And flies so high in the air.
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Ok I looked at a lot of the comments and some said its a polo player that traded places with his jumping buddy for the day as a bet he could jump a clear round. But still. After the first couple of jumps he goes 5 feet in the air and lands hard it'd be like ok youre right it's hard.
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post #14 of 20 Old 11-10-2012, 05:34 PM
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That horse is quite the little trooper! When I saw the first jump, I thought he just had a bad jump (although he had no reason to) and then after watching the others I realized that was the way he jumped! The horse is hesitating right before the jump, probably thinking 'dear god not again'
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post #15 of 20 Old 11-10-2012, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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Lol the horse is a pre Andalusian. I can imagine him cussing each time he lands
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post #16 of 20 Old 11-10-2012, 11:23 PM
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I kinda think it takes some sort of talent to stay on and yet look so terrible. haha.

Agreed, kudos to the horse for putting up with it. I think I would have dumped his sorry behind after 2 horrid fences!

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post #17 of 20 Old 11-10-2012, 11:36 PM
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Bet or dare or whatever, that horse is an absolute saint for tolerating that through a whole course and only balking on that one fence.

I don't know who the rider was, but I would like to reach through the screen and throttle him for whipping the horse to that one jump the second time they took it. I'm fairly certain that the horse wouldn't have balked if the rider hadn't been jumping and landing so horribly.
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I wish I had a horse with half that much heart
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Bet or dare or whatever, that horse is an absolute saint for tolerating that through a whole course and only balking on that one fence.

I don't know who the rider was, but I would like to reach through the screen and throttle him for whipping the horse to that one jump the second time they took it. I'm fairly certain that the horse wouldn't have balked if the rider hadn't been jumping and landing so horribly.
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post #20 of 20 Old 11-11-2012, 09:21 AM
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I am shocked that anyone would do that to their horse whether for a bet or dare or whatever. They were risking the health of their horse for what? A horse can easy enough be injured doing that much less with a rider that is slamming down onto his neck so many times as he jumps. Not to mention, it would be fair if the horse began hesitating at jumps after such a horrid and uncomfortable ride. Just plain stupid. I too think the stewards or someone should have stopped him.
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