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  1. #1
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    Default There's Unconventional Jumping Style and Then There's... This [YouTube]

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opMiC...layer_embedded

    Hard to believe the horse only stopped once.
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    WTF?

    That horse is a SAINT. I think I want to buy this horse!!!

    Rough translation of the words at the end of the video:
    guarantee that the animal was left with only one "ligera" (?) back pain, and the next day was in perfect condition to return to jumping



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    Default HOW MANY TIMES ARE WE GONNA RESURRECT THIS VIDEO

    ONCE WAS ENOUGH.....I think it's currently on 15 or so...
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    How can the rider even tolerate that kind of impact? It is a guy on the horse isn't it? Probably will not be able to have children after that ride.



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    I think I feel better about my own mediocre riding style.

    Poor horse!



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    Quote Originally Posted by mickeydoodle View Post
    How can the rider even tolerate that kind of impact? It is a guy on the horse isn't it? Probably will not be able to have children after that ride.
    Haha i was about to comment on his reproductive abilities after repetitive impact. Then again..do we really WANT tiny versions of that bouncing all around the show circuit?



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    He must have more money than brains, No sense, no feeling. Poor horse



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    *SNORK*
    Holy Cow!
    There any more videos of this numbnut? (he must be a numbnut to keep landing on them that way!)



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    Quote Originally Posted by grandprixjump View Post
    HOW MANY TIMES ARE WE GONNA RESURRECT THIS VIDEO- ONCE WAS ENOUGH.....I think it's currently on 15 or so...
    As many times as other posters feel the need.

    I never understand this, if it's something you've already seen or read, go back and look for a different post that interests YOU.
    I want a signature but I have nothing original to say except: "STHU and RIDE!!!

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    That was (sadly) the funniest thing I think I have ever seen. Ditto that being a saint of a horse. What show or country did this take place?



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    Ya know, there's a certain elegance to his ability to stay over the horse, not hit the ground, and retrieve his stirrups while the little horse is gamely pounding toward the next jump. Every time I get that much hang time I land on the ground, not the horse.



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    Default Yikes

    That was painful to watch.
    I saw the angel in the marble and I set him free. - Michaelangelo



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    Quote Originally Posted by mickeydoodle View Post
    How can the rider even tolerate that kind of impact? It is a guy on the horse isn't it? Probably will not be able to have children after that ride.
    If you watch closely, you can see him catch himself with his hands before he lands. And then he gently eases himself into the saddle. Well, for most of them..some look REALLY painful (the one's he doesn't catch with his hands..)

    ^^ This video has been passed around a lot, actually. But everytime I watch it..it hurts worse! x] I do remember somebody saying that this guy isn't a normal show jumper though; I think somebody said they did a switcheroo class where different disciplines switched? Can't be too sure on that though.



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    From utube:

    The rider is a Portuguese professional Polo-Player named Vitor Goncalves. This horrible riding was meant to be a "gag" at a jumping competition in Lisbon. I doubt that the horse thought this gag was funny. The German magazine cavallo reported about it in No 12/2009



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