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  1. #1
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    Default Was anyone else disappointed with Kyle King's ride in the Nexen Cup Derby?

    I watched the Nexen Cup Derby at Spruce Meadows on June 16th and have to say I was very disappointed with Kyle King's lack of horsemanship. After a pretty poor ride through the first half of the course, his horse totally wiped out coming in to the Devil's Dike and appeared as though he had potential injuries and missing shoes. He carried on and forced his horse through the Devil's Dike crashing through and putting his horse in major risk of injury. His horse left the ring in pretty rough shape appearing lame at the walk...

    I understand schooling a bad stopper as not to create an "issue" with a certain type of fence, but I thought his ride in the Derby was tactless, angry riding, and borderline abusive.

    I am trying to find a video link to his round, but can't seem to find it... Here is the link to the entire class. What does everyone else think of this?

    http://www.cbc.ca/player/Sports/Live...437880/?page=2
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    In the interview post-ride the interviewer made a comment about it being not good and Kyle said he was actually happy with it.. Horse lost both front shoes and I agree, all you heard was rails being clunked or run into! Not what I have ever seen from him!



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    I saw it on the CBC broadcast. I too was disappointed with how much it fell apart, was quite a disaster really.

    However if you see a short little ring side interview with him a little while later he apparently didn't feel it was a disaster at all. I don't remember quite what he said... While it didn't really change how his round went in my eyes, clearly it had a very different impression on him. And since I won't be riding the big derbies any time soon I feel like I have to respect how he views his round.

    I'm choosing to chalk it up to a bad day and forget about it (except for the oh-so-memorable stop at the Devil's Dyke).



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    I can't get your link to work...



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    Link wont work for me either
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    Doesn't surprise me....but still sad.



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    I saw him go at the Nexen Cup too, and was disgusted with his lack of horsemanship. I don't believe that beating a half-shoed horse through the Devils Dyke is effective schooling... Although as Mac Cone said, he was determined to get through there.



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    Quote Originally Posted by skydy View Post
    I can't get your link to work...
    Same here
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jax View Post
    I'm choosing to chalk it up to a bad day and forget about it (except for the oh-so-memorable stop at the Devil's Dyke).
    Easy to say it was just an off day for the rider, but what about the poor horse?



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    Quote Originally Posted by SantanaK View Post
    Nope. I didn't catch this---but I heard about it. Sounds bad
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    Quote Originally Posted by SantanaK View Post
    No it doesn't. Must be available in Canada only..



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    I was able to get this link to work:

    http://www.cbc.ca/player/Sports/CBC+...ID/2246890100/

    Haven't watched it yet but it appears to be functional in the US



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    It's working!



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    Quote Originally Posted by skydy View Post
    It's working!
    Working for me too now! Yay!
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    Well, that was ugly. The poor horse looked so defeated after the round.



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    Kyle's ride starts at about minute 38 for those who want to fast-forward right to it



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    That was quite the slide at the Devil's Dyke. I agree, poor thing
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    That got ugly. It just seemed like the horse lost wind about half way through and everything started falling apart.

    It was ugly, but for conversations sake, where would you have stopped--before the dyke with all the rails down? after sliding in the first time would you not try the jump again?, after clearing the first fence of the dyke, or after getting through the combination, or where? Did he realize the horse had thrown a shoe?

    Anyway, the important question, did the horse end up ok?
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    I watched it - but these guys are so media savvy they just say what they say to the tv reporter, means nothing. We make jokes about the hockey players with their obligatory comments.



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