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I wish there was a translation. Absolutely amazing.
But I'm with ACinATX - this seems to be pushing the limits. I would go even further and question how good it is for a horse to push himself this hard.
If you read about Huaso, what is really amazing is that he was permanently slightly "off", not quite sound. After he did that record breaking jump, they never rode him again, but retired him permanently. He did that jump in 1949, and no horse has ever jumped that high again, possibly because of the above statements--no horse should ever be asked to jump like that.I agree, it looked like the impact on the pasterns was horrendously hard.
Anything strenuous has the potential to cause arthritis, whether it be jumping, barrel racing, reining, cutting, etc.That's pretty incredible but like it has already been said, he did land on his hocks awfully hard. I wonder if arthritis can be caused by hard landings - anyone?
Most jumping horses are usually kept in regular paddocks. They usually don't go around jumping fences on their own!To keep that horse in his pasture, it seems like you'd need a 10 ft fence!