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post #11 of 31 Old 03-18-2010, 09:48 PM
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The World's Tallest Jump:
Huaso, the horse, and his rider Captain Alberton Larraguibel Morales, jumping the world-record breaking jump of 8 feet 1 1/4inches, or 2.47 meters. The red marks the top of the jump.
http://www.ultimatehorsesite.com/ima...cord_jump2.jpg

This horse was a Thoroughbred born in Chile, and originally called "Faithful". He was a racehorse and retired from racing in 1944 to begin training in the Chilean Cavalry School. There he was taught dressage and jumping. His training was overseen by Chilean Cavalry Officer Major RAFAEL MONTTI, who was in charge of several other horses at the time and hoped to train one that could beat the current world record, set by Captain Antonio Gutierrez of the Italian Cavalry on an Irish horse named Osoppo.
After setting the record, (he was 16 years old when he jumped) Huaso was retired and never ridden again. He died of natural causes at the ripe age of 29.
Vid made from stills:
http://www.ultimatehorsesite.com/ima...recordjump.gif
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^^^ my goodness, you would think his legs would snap!
Very impressive
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I'm afraid that I have a really hard time believing that one. The record for the Puissance is 7'7". Jumping over 7' is considered exceptional - and that is on a well trained/conditioned horse.
im talking about with out a rider

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im talking about with out a rider
Still having trouble believing that. I'm not saying that it isn't true, I've just never seen that fact anywhere.

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The only US army survivor of Custer's last stand was a horse named Comanche. Contrary to popular belief he was not Custer's horse. He was found on the battle field and had many arrow wounds. He fully recovered and was retired from service, only brought out for parades and that sort of thing. He lived to the ripe old age of 29.

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i think i read some where that if a horse is held upside down it would die its vital organs cant work upside down.
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Sophie that's really cool!!

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WOW that jump is crazy! I love that someone made a video from the stills, that's incredible to watch.

I admit I was so excited about crazy horse facts, I did a search. Here's some of neat ones.

To get an official measurement of a horses height, they must be measured without shoes.

You can tell if a horse is cold by feeling behind their ears. If that area is cold, so is the horse.

A small indent in a horses skin (usually on the neck or shoulder) is called a prophet’s mark and is considered good luck.

Horses have 7 common blood types.

When cantering, a horse takes a breath with every stride.
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wow! these are really interesting!

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A small indent in a horses skin (usually on the neck or shoulder) is called a prophet’s mark and is considered good luck.


HAHA I guess I have a couple of really lucky horses. We always thought those spots were pretty odd.
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