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    Default Palomino down in Rose Parade

    Did anyone else see the end of the Rose Parade today with the Roy Rodgers Anniversary large group of palominos? They were on a long check, and we all know what happens when you ask a nervous horse to stand, especially in formation, and one outside horse was acting up and went down hard. The camera immediately went to another part of the group. Would very much like to know that the horse and rider are both OK. I have been to the parade several times as a spectator, but I don't even know if they have a horse trailer available along the parade route. Anyone with any information, I would appreciate it.



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    Fox's coverage showed the horse down for a bit, then his rider helped him up and checked him out. The rider remounted and they continued. So to my knowledge the horse is OK.



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    Not sure if I heard wrong, but I thought I heard the announcer say that a bike rider's handlebars (not sure how that came about) got caught in the reins? Someone confirm this? I assume spooked the horse. Saw the rider walking alongside for a bit while he calmed the horse down before the camera cut away.



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    Nothing says "I love you" like a tractor. (Clydejumper)

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    I saw no bicycle. It is looks more like the rider pulled the nervous, rearing horse over on himself. Or maybe the rein caught under somehing on the saddle.
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    The rider appears to be having trouble and trying to fix it when the horse hangs his rein on something- those snazzy reins and breast collars...could have hung a rein on a bent piece of metal and trapped his face- glad everyone's ok.



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    seems like the horse did not like to be blind folded with Old Glory.

    Didn't seem to be 'down' it was more like UP...
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    Looks like a combo of a flag in the face and a loose saddle.
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    I wonder if that's the same horse the obviously non-horsey announcers were talking about how "majestic" it was and how much they loved watching horses nod their heads up and down like they knew they were being watched and showing off. The horse was very close to a meltdown and like it was going to flip over backwards shortly. The rider was staying quiet trying not to egg it on when we saw. (I have no idea what station was on to compare coverage.)

    I hope they're all ok!
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    Quote Originally Posted by netg View Post
    I wonder if that's the same horse the obviously non-horsey announcers were talking about how "majestic" it was and how much they loved watching horses nod their heads up and down like they knew they were being watched and showing off. The horse was very close to a meltdown and like it was going to flip over backwards shortly. The rider was staying quiet trying not to egg it on when we saw. (I have no idea what station was on to compare coverage.)

    I hope they're all ok!

    The HGTV announcers also stated that the Medieval Times horses were retired at age 3.

    Veering off topic here but, was anyone else disappointed at the condition of the Marine's mustangs? Sure, they're mustangs and maybe they want them to have the "rustic" look, but couldn't they at least have trimmed down the mohawk bridle paths?
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    Saddle was sliding, you can easily see the rider's right stirrup is nearly two feet longer. After that...errr...rein hung up or something. Rider had already dumped the flag in an attempt to diffuse the situation, just not his day. I expect both of them lost some hide.
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    I missed Bob Eubanks and Stepanie Edwards that always called the parade on some channel or other and have for years and years. Or used to. They were good at being entertaining while still naming at least the marshall of every group, the correct breeds, the band directors, drum majors and brief trivia about the town or school the band is from and float riders who earned the priviledge thru good deeds and service. Mostly missing from this years broadcasts on all 3 outlets avalaible here.

    And, yeah, there are trailers along the route that have occasionally had to remove the overly anxious equine or one that slipped and fell or bumped into something-they do prepare very well for any eventuality. And sh*t happens.

    Shame on HGTV for becoming more like the other broadcasts with ignorant blabbers plugging upcoming projects and telling bad jokes while the parade parades by in the background. I was PO'd they skipped the all volunteer Lutheran float (I worked on as a kid and young adult) for all but 3 seconds while plugging and showing the Dream House float that had not even rolled out of the staging line yet.

    And....did I miss the St Louis float with the Clydesdales or is that now a thing of the past????

    I agree, stating the Andalusians were bred and born at the ranch and retired at age 3 was boneheaded even to the ignorant.
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    you can see the saddle way off to the right side when the rider fell off and it looks like the horse slipped on the pavement after it went up on two legs - I'm not so keen on the laughter in the background - don' t know who the commentator is.



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    Goodness, I'm not sure I'd want a horse that freaks when a flag gets in his face in a parade. Not that I have any broke enough to do a parade in the first place, but that seems mighty risky to me. Especially with how hard he went up in the air makes me think he's gone up before.



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    Wishing the rider and the horse well. Looks like a painful splat onto the pavement for both of them.



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    It didn't look to me that the horse was spooked by the flag. It looked like the reins were either caught on something or the rider was hanging on to them causing the horse to start flinging his head around and go up to get away from the rein/bit pressure. It looks like the rider next to him was reaching for the flag and may have got it, and the flag did go over the horses head for a second, but by then you could see his head was already getting pulled down and around by the reins.



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    Quote Originally Posted by findeight View Post
    I missed Bob Eubanks and Stepanie Edwards that always called the parade on some channel or other
    I sadly didn't miss their coverage this year. I always watch the parade with my mom and she insists on the same channel every single year.

    Some of Bob's gems from this year: There are several types of appaloosas, including leopard and tobiano. Peruvian Pasos have a unique 2 beat gait. Arabians have a high tail carriage because they have one less vertebrea. There were more but those I can remember..



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    Quote Originally Posted by Curb Appeal View Post
    Looks like a combo of a flag in the face and a loose saddle.
    That's what I saw...the rider looked like he was almost half off and trying to right himself, the flag went over the horse's neck. That's a lot of stimulation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curb Appeal View Post
    The HGTV announcers also stated that the Medieval Times horses were retired at age 3.
    Yeah, and Miniatures were imported to America to work in the coal mines. Um, well... maybe. They're not Shetlands. Isn't the whole premise of the Miniatures that they are HORSES and don't have "pony" bloodlines? Maybe they do now, but back in the 80s the big deal was that they were NOT ponies. If you called them a pony you could start a fight. The minis developed after the mining industry had moved on from pony labor.



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    it looked to me like the rider was trying to get on when the horse reared.



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