The Greatest Equestrian Acrobatics I Have Ever Seen!
Filmed in 1936 - the world renowned Cristiani Family Bareback Riding Act. Starting at 2:45 into the video you will see some of the most AMAZING equestrian acrobatics ever seen, many shown in slow motion. IMPRESSIVE!
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And I'm shocked, just shocked I tell you, to see that there wasn't a Parelli in sight as those classically trained horses cantered quietly around without lunge lines or even bridles sometimes! Amazing.
This is impressive on its own merits, but next to the Cristiani family video it suggests that vaulting as a sport hasn't really improved on the trick circus riding family! This performance is interesting but lacks the "wow" factor the old video has. They don't seem to be doing as difficult movements. The horse is strapped in and contained with a whip and line. And I don't know if the vaulters got off with the timing of the music, but the ending is pretty anticlimactic.