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    Default HOLY BATMAN what a jump!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8_6n...ature=youtu.be

    And look at the "helmet" he is wearing.....compared to what is required today!
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    Amazing. Did you notice the horse turning his head from side to side repeatedly after the jump? What was that about?



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    Here is another one:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfchS...eature=related

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    I wonder sometimes about the validity of comparing the older jumping records to the heights today, just because of the difference in the construction of the jumps.

    The old jumps weren't vertical. They had that ramped front so the rider could run down to the base, and still have the highest part of the horse's jumping arc be over the highest part of the jump.

    And it looks like those rails were secured so that they would absorb a pretty good rub without coming down, as in the first video with the gray horse. The top bricks of a wall, which is usually used these days for a high jump, come down pretty easily.



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    If you look at that 2.4 m jump, it is completely vertical!



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    Quote Originally Posted by oliverreed View Post
    Amazing. Did you notice the horse turning his head from side to side repeatedly after the jump? What was that about?
    I think it's because the crowed are screaming/yelling/clapping.

    I wouldn't like to jump that!
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    WOW I can't even imagine cantering down a jump that high!



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    Geez! It is a total vertical! I doubt that "ramp" made much of a difference as that is one game horse. He knew exactly what he was doing and appeared to love it. Wonder what his breeding was?



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    Aye yi yi Hydro- THAT one made my toes curl!!!!!!



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    Default Huaso

    But I believe the official record is still held by the South American horse Huaso, and it is an old one.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8zYCCiXjyM

    A story I read said that Husaso became too excited jumping courses and became uncontrollable, but focussing him on the Puissance with only one or two jumps tapped is ability to jump HIGH!



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    Quote Originally Posted by wildlifer View Post
    If you look at that 2.4 m jump, it is completely vertical!
    The wall in the second video is vertical.

    The ramped jump in the first video is not. Many of the older records involve jumps like the ramped one. And for sure, the top rails on the ramped jumps were secured differently than the bricks on top of a wall. That's my point.



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    Wowzers. I couldn't imagine galloping down to something that that either. Not to say I wouldn't try it if I had a horse that brave, but I'd probably need a new pair of breeches on the other side.

    As for what's going on with the horse afterward, it looks like Nick is wagging the head.



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    Quote Originally Posted by oliverreed View Post
    Amazing. Did you notice the horse turning his head from side to side repeatedly after the jump? What was that about?
    If you watch closely, NS is doing that; suppling,perhaps the horse wants to be stiff in the neck.



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    The forces their bodies are exposed to over jumps like that are just incredible. The equine athlete really is an amazing thing.



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    Quote Originally Posted by elfie4you View Post
    Wonder what his breeding was?
    You got me curious, so I looked it up. He was sired by a Trakehner stallion called Lateran (http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/lateran), but I couldn't find much info about his dam.

    Are there any Everest-prefixed horses out there today? I remember Dollar Girl, who was another absolutely mind-blowing jumper.



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    Quote Originally Posted by oliverreed View Post
    Amazing. Did you notice the horse turning his head from side to side repeatedly after the jump? What was that about?
    I'll guess it's the same general concept as leg yielding to keep a distracted horses attention on the rider and listening to the riders aids.

    Horses who can get very hyped up often need a continuous stream of rider input to prevent them from thinking too much and becoming over excited.

    In effect it calms the horse down.

    But that's just a guess.



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    Quote Originally Posted by elfie4you View Post
    Aye yi yi Hydro- THAT one made my toes curl!!!!!!
    At the approach, I thought, "wait - where did they go? Oh! There they are!"
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    On my bucket list: to watch a pair jump like this in person!
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    Quote Originally Posted by moonriverfarm View Post
    On my bucket list: to watch a pair jump like this in person!
    I think I would throw up.



    Because I throw up when I get excessively nervous or excited
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    I would pee. Cause that's what happens when you hit Middle Age. but I'd wear a Depends to get to watch that jump in person!
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