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What Would Your Horse Have Done?

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  • What Would Your Horse Have Done?

    Take a look at what happens in this dressage ring 55 seconds into the video. What would your horse have done?

    http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1130866077003
    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

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    • #3
      Where did that thing come from… the SKY??? Crazy.

      I think my horse would have reacted about the same as hers did, although mine might have tried a bit harder to keep going in the opposite direction!

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      • #4
        yikes!
        A man must love a thing very much if he not only practices it without any hope of fame or money, but even practices it without any hope of doing it well.--G. K. Chesterton

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        • #5
          Aww, I wanted to see it but I can't get into FB from work. Is it embedded from YouTube somewhere I can get to?

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            #6
            It's only on FaceBook.
            "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

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            • #7
              Hilarious!
              Good job on the part of the rider.

              I'd have had a coronary.
              Calm, Forward, Straight.
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              • #8
                Lordy, my big mare would have been several states away in the blink of an eye. The little QH mare would be standing there saying 'excuse me?'

                *Star*
                "Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit."
                - Desiderata, (c) Max Ehrman, 1926

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                • #9
                  What on earth was it? My horse would have done the same thing, maybe a little smaller spook. Then he would have gone to check the thing out, on the chance that it is edible. That is a Fjord for you.

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                  • #10
                    I like to think mine would take it in stride, but.....I think she would have darted sideways and then wanted to go investigate.
                    Bethe Mounce
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                    • #11
                      DD had a Beach Ball land in the ring right after she had saluted to start her test. Pony actually hit it with his head and kept right on rockin. Had he been at home though yeah DD and he would have parted ways and he would have kicked that ball all over the place playing with it. Arab mare I ride yeah she would have done that fantastic pirouette and exited the ring with or without the rider. (She doesn't care if you are on or not.)
                      Adoring fan of A Fine Romance
                      Originally Posted by alicen:
                      What serious breeder would think that a horse at that performance level is push button? Even so, that's still a lot of buttons to push.

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                      • #12
                        I am fairly certain we would have been in the next county in seconds (well, to clarify, my horse would have been - if I were still with him or not probably incidental). Where do you suppose it came from?

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                          #13
                          Looks like a parasail or parachute. The people are looking up in the sky after it landed.
                          "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

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                          • #14
                            Which begs the question what happened to the person it was supposed to be attached to?

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                            • #15
                              Crazy! What a good horse, though. Doubt many horses would have passed so close to the "intruder".

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by islgrl View Post
                                Which begs the question what happened to the person it was supposed to be attached to?
                                Ooh. Good question...

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                                  #17
                                  Someone who knows French said it was a main parachute that had been released. Now why would someone release their main parachute?
                                  "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

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                                  • #18
                                    It is a parachute!

                                    So I translate: The parachutist had torn his first parachute while opening it, he simply unlocked and threw it away quickly (That is the one landing in the dressage ring). Then, he opened his second one and landed not to far on the show ground and got back his first parachute a little later, really confused and sooo sorry!
                                    ~ Enjoying some guac and boxed wine at the Blue Saddle inn. ~

                                    Originally posted by LauraKY
                                    I'm sorry, but this has "eau de hoarder" smell all over it.
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                                    • #19
                                      We're Just worried about the horse LOL

                                      Originally posted by islgrl View Post
                                      Which begs the question what happened to the person it was supposed to be attached to?
                                      Us horse folks are just worried about rider and horses. Who cares about the person attached to the thing so long as it doesn't land on our horse or trailer (I kid I kid, hopefully parachutist was okay.)
                                      Adoring fan of A Fine Romance
                                      Originally Posted by alicen:
                                      What serious breeder would think that a horse at that performance level is push button? Even so, that's still a lot of buttons to push.

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                                      • #20
                                        What are the odds of that happening?!!! I think my horse would do the EXACT same thing, a sideways spook plus a totally half-hearted bolt. I do however think he would have stepped over the little white rail and walked out of the arena a little further away from the bright orange invader!

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