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X-country schooling with helmet camera

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  • X-country schooling with helmet camera

    I got a helmet camera for christmas this year and we had already planned to go schooling at Holly Hill in Benton, La so it was perfect time to test out the new toy! Please excuse my excitement on the down banks, Storm and I have had some real problems on those and last time it resulted in Storm LAUNCHING off them and pulling my back and me on bed rest for 10 weeks. So we had some reservations, in the early part we tried to get him to go down, but he said no so we found a smaller one and started from there and managed to get down a training bank just him and me!!! I was and still am over the moon about that

    No Worries!

  • #2
    Loved it! Makes me want to actually ride my horse at some point this winter... *sigh*
    Big Idea Eventing


    • #3
      How cool! Great job, I love helmet cams.


      • Original Poster

        Thanks, really like this one, i think next time I will be angling it down for a better view of the horse and I...maybe not so much sky!! next time I use it will be at Poplar in Feb!!!
        No Worries!


        • #5
          Very cool - do they make "browband cams"?


          • #6
            I would never mount a camera to the brow band. Should the horse go down or even peck on landing to where they hit their head the camera can end up doing more damage to the horse.

            Also, never modify your helmet to mount the camera, especially if you use any sort of permanent mount. Strap and sticky tape mounts are the safest as they allow the camera to break away in a crash and do not degrade the performance of the helmet to protect your head.



            • #7
              I saw a really cool documentary where they put a camera on a hawk. They had to tweak it to make sure they got a good view. The camera was pretty small & light weight. They somehow had it attached to a harness. It still looks too big to safely mount to a horses head.
              The way technology is advancing just give it a few more years and they may have something that you could mount to the poll of a horse.
              This is a clip from part of the program.
              Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community. (Tidy Rabbit)


              • #8
                Very cool, you guys seemed to have a lot of fun! I haven't truly schooled XC since I was 10 or 11 (23 now) so watching all these videos is getting me so amped up for mine and my gelding's first XC schooling this year! I don't even have a date for one yet, that's how excited I am! Hehe.

                And guys, in a few years there may be little cams the size of pinky nails that you just stick on any flat surface, imagine the views we could get with those! How about a hoof? They'd have to be waterproof, too..


                • #9
                  Originally posted by SonnysMom View Post
                  I saw a really cool documentary where they put a camera on a hawk. They had to tweak it to make sure they got a good view. The camera was pretty small & light weight. They somehow had it attached to a harness. It still looks too big to safely mount to a horses head.
                  The way technology is advancing just give it a few more years and they may have something that you could mount to the poll of a horse.
                  This is a clip from part of the program.
                  I've been airborne a few times. Flapping didn't help, and I was never mistaken for a hawk!


                  • #10
                    Thanks for posting that. I've never been to a cross-country event and probably never will go to one so this at least gives me an idea of what they're like.
                    Yes, I know how to spell. I'm using freespeling!



                    • Original Poster

                      I will have more in the next month at the horse trails!!! Glad ya'll enjoy, but yes please excuse my talking, I really like to try to keep Storm's attention on me as much as possible
                      No Worries!