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    Default Video: Cross Country -1920 Olympics

    A lot different than today!

    http://youtu.be/DtWCO3AxkmA
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    Very cool!



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    Very different! I did like the jump, stop in the square and turn around and jump the jump again.
    Still Working_on_it - one day I will get it!



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    That is one serious bit in the very last scene. Very cool, lovely horses. Crazy how they cut their tails so short!
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    I guess I missed something. Wasn't that a full bridle on the last horse?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori B View Post
    That is one serious bit in the very last scene. Very cool, lovely horses. Crazy how they cut their tails so short!
    The horse is only wearing a full bridle. The reins have buckle ends.

    The event looks much more practical and geared to its origins, as a test of cavalry mounts.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Renae View Post
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    The event looks much more practical and geared to its origins, as a test of cavalry mounts.
    Absolutely.

    (Well, I haven't got the multi quote function down yet)
    In regards to the short tails, that's the tail of a working horse - here's Poco Bueno http://www.google.com/imgres?q=poco+...r:11,s:0,i:119
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    There is another thread on why we buy big horses.

    Note that none of the horses in this film are big.

    One of the riders has his feet well below the horse's girth.

    Interesting in many ways.



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    love the wide colored browband and not a lot of padding on that saddle!
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    That was definitely cool.



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