View Full Version : Fun Video to watch!! Unusual form of Puissance at an Eventing competition in England
Jul. 29, 2011, 02:46 PM
Really fun video to watch for lots of reasons!! First time I've ever seen a Puissance that used a triple bar instead of a wall. Some great horses!
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Jul. 29, 2011, 04:16 PM
Very fun to watch!
Jul. 29, 2011, 09:06 PM
That was great! The triple bar got just huge. It takes a confident man to go shirtless in the final round (I won't spoil the ending).
Isabeau Z Solace
Jul. 29, 2011, 09:55 PM
I like how they kept it rolling. Everyone in the ring. Just one rider after another.
Jul. 30, 2011, 06:05 AM
Shame it was a one off for charity, and not a regularly scheduled class at shows! :yes:
Jul. 30, 2011, 06:54 AM
Great video! I think we need to do one on this side of the pond, lol. I'd enter! :D
Jul. 30, 2011, 07:16 AM
Actually non-walls for high jump is a pretty old style:
Jul. 30, 2011, 08:20 AM
Jul. 30, 2011, 08:47 AM
Every time I see that, it drops my jaw. I found some interesting words by Huaso's rider (Alberto Larraguibel Morales) about that jump:
"On the first try, I miscalculated the distance and allowed the horse to refuse. If I had then applied the whip, the horse would had become nervous, because an animal understands when it's being asked to perform above his capabilities. In the second jump, I must have made a mistake of a centimeter or so, because Huaso passed the hands but touched with the belly and the hinds, and knocked down the obstacle... there was only the third and last attempt left. I recalculated again, and in the precise moment we flew... The most difficult moment was the apex of the jump. My eyes were about 4 meters above the ground and I had the sensation of falling head first. My slightest tremor would have been felt by Huaso; who then would have left his hinds behind and we would have crashed together, but we went over. The moment seemed to last forever. I didn't hear a single shout and thought that something had gone wrong, but I couldn't hear the obstacles falling either..."
The above excerpt from:
Here is more about the Huaso/Chileno jump-off and the "unofficial" high jump set previously (8' 3.5") - "unofficial" because there were only 25 people in attendance, but it did get caught by a photographer: