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post #31 of 36 Old 06-27-2016, 11:51 AM
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I found a youtube video of a Malwari Horse Ride. The rider's leg position changes, sometimes it is in front of his body (at 1:10 in video) with more angle in his knee than the OP picture and sometimes his leg is more under his body. When it is more in front, I don't think it is as straight as the rider's in the OP picture, but that could be to do with stirrup length, how the rider sits in the saddle, personal preference, and even the exact type of saddle.

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Lmao what did I just watch... such dramatic music over a horse going through his paces. And how annoyed was he when the rider threw a bucket of water just on his neck (?!) and that front leg step-up wasn't even planned. The guy was trying to get on his horse still.

Reminds me of videos beginners make to make themselves seem "bonded" with their horses.
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Lmao what did I just watch... such dramatic music over a horse going through his paces. And how annoyed was he when the rider threw a bucket of water just on his neck (?!) and that front leg step-up wasn't even planned. The guy was trying to get on his horse still.

Reminds me of videos beginners make to make themselves seem "bonded" with their horses.
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Beautiful horse though
I became a little fascinated with this topic yesterday, and searching google images makes things very easy. It turns out the rider in the video was preparing to set a record ride. The rider is an equine photographer (world renowned the article below says, no less!) so that could be why the video was dramatic.

http://eliteequestrianmagazine.com/p...as-dream-ride/
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Lmao what did I just watch... such dramatic music over a horse going through his paces. And how annoyed was he when the rider threw a bucket of water just on his neck (?!) and that front leg step-up wasn't even planned. The guy was trying to get on his horse still.

Reminds me of videos beginners make to make themselves seem "bonded" with their horses.
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the video had a certain Bollywood flair to it, didn't it?
but, the guy and his mare did seem well bonded. that horse seemed to be enjoying herself just going, and going all over the place.
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We used to have bareback trotting races at gymkhanas before H&S very wisely stopped in (in fairness to them there were a LOT of accidents) and leaning back with your legs forward was the easiest way to do it - but you were going in a straight line from A to B at one pace, anything else and it wouldn't have been an asset
The gypsies portrayed by Munnings rode like it and they still do but the real exaggerated forward leg you don't see
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I agree that gaited horses are ridden both with legs more foreward, and also often with those legs completely off the horse
They also do not move truly collected

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the rider threw a bucket of water just on his neck (?!)
When watching the desert endurance race video that was posted by, I think, jaydee, I noticed how the riders dump the contents of water bottles only on their horses heads and necks to cool them down during movement. Considering this rider seems to be a racer as well, his idea behind the action might be the same.

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