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  • #21
    Originally posted by cranky View Post
    I wish I hadn't looked at that ...
    Same here!
    Glad to know they both survived it...
    Ottbs - The finish line is only the beginning!


    • #22
      Originally posted by useventers View Post
      This is the same Royal Venture that Kim Severson imported from Australia. He almost did the same with Kim at the Kentucky water in 2006.
      A quick Google search says yes.


      • #23
        Yep.. Not jumping anymore is a good decision...


        • #24
          That picture is INSANE! I have never seen such a thing in my life! I'm glad there both okay for sure!


          • #25
            Wow! That's a **** example of a rotational fall. Scary but fabulous picture. Glad everyone was OK.


            • Original Poster

              I was wondering if he was still jumping. Any idea what he's doing now?

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              • #27
                Olympic Diving - 9.0 score!

                You're entitled to your own opinion, not your own facts!


                • #28
                  I did not look. No need to scare myself.


                  • #29
                    Originally posted by Polydor View Post
                    I was wondering if he was still jumping. Any idea what he's doing now?
                    If it's the same horse that was being discussed on another board [ages ago] then he was sold on several times due to his "habit" of leaving a leg at fences ...
                    Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride, friendship without envy, or beauty without vanity? - The horse. (R.Duncan)


                    • #30
                      Oh my!
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                      • #31
                        Perhaps landing in water was a good thing? Less of an impact?


                        • #32
                          Originally posted by Polydor View Post
                          I was wondering if he was still jumping. Any idea what he's doing now?

                          Retired now I think but I am pretty sure he was at Young Rider's the year my son went (2008).



                          • #33
                            Thanks for including that both walked away!


                            • #34
                              That's why George Morris says horses that point their knees down are dangerous...
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                              • #35
                                Originally posted by Flypony View Post
                                Has anyone , person or horse drowned ?

                                Not that I am aware of. The water is shallow, around 18” inches deep, and there are officials and others around the water jump. If someone was knocked out and in the water at the same time, they would be attended to quickly.
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                                • #36
                                  Having had a rotational fall off of a 4'9" showjumping fence (the kind that are supposed to fall apart and not cause issues!), I have to say the pic didn't scare me as much as I thought it would.

                                  Not that I'm signing up to do it ever again!

                                  Horse I did it on with me in warmup prior to the incident, which was not caught on camera, over a low fence: http://images.yuku.com/image/jpg/e61...4cf1f945_r.jpg

                                  We weren't seriously injured. The horse did knock himself out on the other side of the fence. I thought I'd killed him and tried to stand up to go to him (wind was knocked out of me). I remember my French coach running out and grabbing him by the bridle and punching him. The horse jumped to his feet and seemed fine afterward. I'd never ridden him before or after that day.

                                  I eventually stopped showjumping because of the fall, it shook me so badly. I even quit riding for about 6-8 months (which is a long time!).

                                  12 years later, I've started getting back into jumping again. Here I am, first time ever on a cross country course: https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-R...20/Gibbes8.jpg

                                  Every time you canter up to a fence, the feeling of flipping over the top bar comes back to you. Every time. I still get so panicked jumping I don't remember the last stride, the jump or the stride after at the end of a course.

                                  But hey, we got a 32 on a BN CT recently! Pic: http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...62674432_n.jpg

                                  Anyone else have a bad rotational fall? I've obviously let it affect me and end my jumping career for more than a decade.


                                  • #37
                                    OMG .. agree with those whom said "wish i didn't see that"

                                    Henry (House of Fortuny) 7 yr old OTTB


                                    • #38
                                      Originally posted by AzuWish View Post
                                      Anyone else have a bad rotational fall? I've obviously let it affect me and end my jumping career for more than a decade.
                                      I had a rotational fall – when I was 13, horse caught its knee on the face side of a cross country jump and we went a$$ over teakettle.

                                      Horse was fine – jumped right up – I thought I was fine, jumped right up as well – discovered my chin was bloody, and that my front teeth were knocked loose.

                                      Shortly after that it became apparent I had suffered a major TBI – rushed to the hospital, induced into a coma for three days..... And fully recovered!

                                      I can’t say it affected me long term. I was riding again as soon as the Drs allowed it – and back to jumping, and eventing to prelim.

                                      It never caused any fear of jumping for me. Maybe it was because I was young, or felt it was a freak accident (horse tripped on takeoff).
                                      APPSOLUTE CHOCKLATE - Photo by Kathy Colman


                                      • #39
                                        i'm just so glad that neither horse or rider were seriously injured...


                                        • #40
                                          I like the "Please contact me if you want to purchase this photo."

                                          Um, not so much.