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    Default Those Russians sure know how to ride!!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mukluk View Post

    I really would like to figure out how to do that jump off horse at a canter, jump back on and spin around thing!



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    And I thought finding 8 was hard....


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    How many horses ears have been lost in practice sessions?


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    I will never understand why exercises like this aren't incorporated into every lesson program.


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    At first I was thinking "oh, that's a pretty nice drill team!" and wasn't going to watch the whole video.
    Now...I don't even know what to say. I don't understand how some of that was physically possible. Such insane strength and skill. Where can I buy one of these incredibly bombproof horses?


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    Just like the above poster, I was like, "Oh, hmmm, what a nice drill team! La la la la pretty horses furry hats HOLY GOODNESS HOW DO THEY DO THAT?!"


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    I'm starting to think that the reason you don't invade Russia is not because of winter, it's because of these guys.
    .אני יכול לעשות הכל על ידי אלוהים


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    I'm now embarrassed to say I struggle to mount from the ground...at a halt...with a saddle...


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    OMG I need the big grey horse! That was crazy! So much skill and washboard abs, lol.
    "On the back of a horse I felt whole, complete, connected to that vital place in the center of me...and the chaos within me found balance."



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    I think I'm going to save this video on my phone and show it to my horse whenever she objects to her life of jumping 2'6" - could be worse, I could be swinging swords around your head and making you jump over fire. That oxer doesn't seem so bad now, does it?

    The guy that went under the grey horse and back up the other side -damn! You've got to wonder how many times it took him to get that timing just right.


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    There was one chestnut horse who I thought was so cute - his rider was hanging off his side facing him and he was just looking at her with BIG eyes and his ears up while he cantered. He looked adorable.



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    I used to doubt that what Legolas did was humanly possible. But it looks like I was wrong!
    My Blog of Photos and Random Anecdotes
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    Holy Moly!
    What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!



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    Glad you guys are enjoying this. Man those horses are phenomenal!!! And those are some of the most athletic riders I have ever seen! I also would like to be able to stand on my horses back at a canter waving around two flags : ) At this point, my horse would take off like a bolt of lightening because she does not like flags. Of course I am sure I would stick like glue.... ha ha ha. Well at least maybe I can get her to jump over a flaming jump?


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    Sweet Baby Jesus...

    They win. Everything.
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    I prefer them outside playing as opposed to standing in the barn aisle playing "I can crap more than you"
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordWentworth View Post
    I'm now embarrassed to say I struggle to mount from the ground...at a halt...with a saddle...
    I was doing the same thing.....picturing myself struggling to get on my horses without a mounting block. The picture of un-gracefulness I think I need to take some lessons with these guys. Falling off at a horseshow? Pshaw! Just swing underneath and remount on the other side without ever touching the ground!
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    I was thinking some of those moves would be quite impressive on a trail ride or in the hunt field. But I have to think the judge would be inclined to give you extra style points if you pulled that off during a hunter or jumper round


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    That is probably some of the best (and most entertaining) riding I have ever seen. Hell, I would have taken my head off a few times if not that of my horse's. And someone the blond girl at the end somehow many sword play look sexy. haha. Again, it wouldn't have been if I was doing it! I think the hardest thing looked like the guy suspended between the two horses hanging backward from his arms (behind his back) as the two riders held the pole. Hope that makes sense. Very cool.

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