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  • Sangerous riding or excellent?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJd-U8w_6bw
    breeder of Mercury!

    remember to enjoy the moment, and take a moment to enjoy and give God the glory for these wonderful horses in our lives.BECAUSE: LIFE is What Happens While Making Other Plans

  • #2
    Hell of a heart on that horse, eh?
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    • #3
      I wouldn't say the riding was dangerous.... really, he was kind of up the creek from the get-go.... and it was more "hanging on for dear life and praying" than riding so I wouldn't call it excellent, either! .... but clearly the TRAINING was!!

      Jennifer
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      • #4
        I think I remember the story behind this horse rider combination awhile back.
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        • #5
          the rider commented that other horses had trouble & a couple falls---
          then the fence was removed.
          I thought the rider came to the fence in-balance himself, so he could
          stay out the horse's way to let the horse recover----he didn't grab the
          reins for the rest of the trip, he must have been looking where to go!!!!
          A study in safe XC position!

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          • #6
            I remember seeing that horse for sale after I saw that video....A great buy!
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            • #7
              I remember seeing this a while back too.

              I think the horse would have had a rotational fall, except that
              1. he was quick and catty
              2. the downward slope of the ground gave him that extra nanosecond to get his feet on the ground.

              After that, what a GOOD BOY to jump what was in front (well, sort of in front) of him!

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              • #8
                Hell of a rider to stay with that, and to be able to stay out of the horse's way! And a good horse to keep on going and jumping what was there. I'm sure the rider was staying on by instinct --- who has time to think when something like that is happening!

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                • #9
                  An absolutely HONEST horse who knows his job! And what a position that rider has to stay on through that. This is a perfect example of the "fifth leg" training Jim Wofford always talks about. This horse does not depend on the rider to jump the fence whatsoever. You can see the horse actually think his way out of that nasty situation with really no rider input. Impeccably-trained cross country horse with a huge heart and a rider who is as tight as a tick! Superb recovery by both!

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                  • #10
                    What a horse!

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                    • #11
                      wow! what a horse!
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                      • #12
                        What a horse, but c'mon, that's some pretty fancy staying on!
                        Lilykoi


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                          #13
                          definitely this

                          [quote=ThirdCharm;4770121]I wouldn't say the riding was dangerous.... really, he was kind of up the creek from the get-go.... and it was more "hanging on for dear life and praying" than riding so I wouldn't call it excellent, either! .... but clearly the TRAINING was!!
                          someone pointed out, it was nearly a rotational fall
                          breeder of Mercury!

                          remember to enjoy the moment, and take a moment to enjoy and give God the glory for these wonderful horses in our lives.BECAUSE: LIFE is What Happens While Making Other Plans

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by enjoytheride View Post
                            I think I remember the story behind this horse rider combination awhile back.

                            AND WHAT WAS that?
                            breeder of Mercury!

                            remember to enjoy the moment, and take a moment to enjoy and give God the glory for these wonderful horses in our lives.BECAUSE: LIFE is What Happens While Making Other Plans

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                            • #15
                              Wow! Every time I watch that video, I am absolutely amazed by that super catty horse and his equally catty rider.
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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by jen-s View Post
                                Wow! Every time I watch that video, I am absolutely amazed by that super catty horse and his equally catty rider.
                                No joke. I've watched it repeatedly, and every time I'm convinced that there is no way out of it and they are going down in a horrific crash. An amazing save by both horse and rider.

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                                • #17
                                  Hell of a rider, hell of a horse.

                                  Originally posted by wolfmare View Post
                                  I remember seeing that horse for sale after I saw that video....A great buy!
                                  You're kidding ... I'd love to whisper to the rider to never ever sell THAT horse. They seemed to solve the problem with quite a partnership.

                                  Originally posted by Kitters View Post
                                  No joke. I've watched it repeatedly, and every time I'm convinced that there is no way out of it and they are going down in a horrific crash. ...
                                  Nah, they were ok. From the first unseat I thought the pair had the balance and go to puddle on through. The horse never quit.

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                                  • #18
                                    amazing rider!

                                    I remember when that video came out and am still amazed.

                                    besides the mention above, did you see the rider, while going through the water, finally get back into the saddle..he had landed infront of the saddle after the first jump. the horse jumped the 2nd jump with rider on his neck (and still jumped perfectly). rider has to take hands and push off back to "jump" back into the saddle and turn. he also does a nice job of grabbing the breast plate for the last jump...and still no stirrups...

                                    I wonder if he had to ice his boy parts after that ride!

                                    again, amazing rider and a true and honest horse!
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                                    • #19
                                      I don't know if there was an issue on the take-off with the footing (I remember there were other problems at that fence before they altered it...), but the horse REALLY hangs his knees at the first fence. They were both very lucky that there was a good slope to the landing side, giving him enough time to get his feet under him. That certainly doesn't detract from the stickability of the rider and the honesty of the horse, but I hope he doesn't always jump with his knees like that!
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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by WNT View Post
                                        I don't know if there was an issue on the take-off with the footing (I remember there were other problems at that fence before they altered it...), but the horse REALLY hangs his knees at the first fence. They were both very lucky that there was a good slope to the landing side, giving him enough time to get his feet under him. That certainly doesn't detract from the stickability of the rider and the honesty of the horse, but I hope he doesn't always jump with his knees like that!
                                        Looked to me like the horse just didn't get his knees up fast enough--he was certainly nice and tight over the other fences! Very very impressive work by both horse and rider.
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