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    Default What Would George Morris Have to Say About This?

    Look how nicely the knees are tucked in.

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    "He's not going to be a hunter....." ???
    We don't get less brave; we get a bigger sense of self-preservation........



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    but, Puissance could be in his future!



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    That rider is doing a hell of a job trying to stay with that, erm, exuberant, effort.
    "Aye God, Woodrow..."



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    Silly humans, don't you see the scary monster lurking between those rails?



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    Ah but can he repeat it again and again around a whole course..looks like a Holy sh*t whats the I'm jumping...



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    Creepy spider on the top rail.
    You jump in the saddle,
    Hold onto the bridle!
    Jump in the line!
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    My trainer's mare did that to me...over a pole on the ground...while I was in a dressage saddle...from a walk....I was just happy I stayed on!

    She always overjumps, when in doubt, and still has not figured out that she can walk over groundpoles.



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    That may be a Guiness world record for an overjumping effort.



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    That is what you call a "careful" jumper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LetItBe View Post
    That is what you call a "careful" jumper!

    LetItBe
    Yes, but he is losing too much time over the jump.



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    I saw this on FB and wondered if it was real. Heh. Kudos to the rider indeed for trying to stay with their exuberant mount--although I do have to wonder how this ended. I'd think staying on him on the way back down would be...um...interesting.
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    Did someone photo shop out the top rails or something? I sure hope so!
    A good horseman doesn't have to tell anyone...the horse already knows.

    Might be a reason, never an excuse...



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    If it weren't for the "forward" arch of the horse's body, you'd almost think he came up to the jump, stopped and just reared.



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    Well... at least we know he can jump...



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    Dollars to donuts says he bucked after the landing.
    "Aye God, Woodrow..."



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    Quote Originally Posted by BuddyRoo View Post
    Did someone photo shop out the top rails or something? I sure hope so!
    Even so it would appear that the horse is still jumping higher than the jump standards.

    Hope his re-entry to earth was ok...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajierene View Post
    My trainer's mare did that to me...over a pole on the ground...while I was in a dressage saddle...from a walk....I was just happy I stayed on!
    just about ditto, except it was a schoolie, a CC, and a *shadow* on the ground. some horses, i swear...



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