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    Default Wow! Look at this Cavalry Competition in Rome in 1930. Amazing!

    Makes me wonder what we have lost in riding ability. Look at the hill work toward the end of the video!

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    Good horses and good riding!
    "When life gives you scurvy, make lemonade."



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    Incredible!



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    Our riding school instructor was a retired mounted police officer.
    We used to go train with the soldiers and rode like that.
    Watch how they lean forward before dropping down, because so you can stay with the horse.
    If you lean back as they do in the western movies, at speed you would end being slingshotted over the horse's head, plus the horse would have a much harder time balancing your weight over it's middle, not front end.

    You do take a tumble easily if you let your horse get sideways, so you work very hard at keeping them straight down the slides.
    We rode down some that were considerably more steep and long that those, where horses ended up sitting and sliding down at the end.

    We never had a rider or horse hurt, but the soldiers once had one fall and break his arm.

    As a teenager, those were wonderful "trail rides".


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    Bluey, thanks for sharing!
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    You should post this on the thread about hunting in Ireland.

    Good training for Rolex, or Spruce??

    What do you know about the competition, how long it is, etc.
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    I thought that this is what fox hunting looked like. nuts. Which is why I want to try it



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