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I Can't Believe I Stayed On!

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  • I Can't Believe I Stayed On!

    Check out this video of me almost biting it hard at Thermal...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwWd1LBJw6M

    Level 4's, a mare I was riding for someone else, bummer it was the second to the last fence and we were clear up until that point. I rode her a bunch of other times there and she was great, tons of clear rounds. I'm not quite sure why she did that, I know we jumped in a tad strong and she was a little past her arc but I thought it was going to be a little short coming out, but holy ****!

    It was supposed to be a 2-stride!
    "A good horse and a good rider are only so in mutual trust."

  • #2
    Oh good Lord I just yelled so loud I startled the cat! Looks like you might ave a broken nose or black eyes? Did you hit her neck as hard as that looked??

    NICE job getting it back together lady!


    • #3
      Wow! Good job staying on!!
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      • Original Poster

        No, not a mark! I was a little rattled though!
        "A good horse and a good rider are only so in mutual trust."


        • #5
          Holy schnikes!!! Nice riding!

          That gives new meaning to "flyer!"


          • #6
            Wow, GREAT save! Did she actually break her martingale? I could see *something* flapping loose.
            "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief


            • #7
              Love it! Wow. She saw it a bit long, huh? Whew. You looked good saving yourself, though.

              -Another horsey mamma


              • #8
                Pretty damn impressive!

                Side note: What helmet are you wearing?


                • #9
                  Yikes! The woman I used to work for had a GP horse who did that frequently in combos...if you took hold to whoa inside, he thought it meant to leave the ground! Good save lady!
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                  • #10
                    I think the slow motion really makes one realize how much strength it probably took to stay on! lol. Nice save! Naughty mare lol
                    - paintmare

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                    • #11
                      Nice ride! I am impressed!
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                      • #12
                        WOW - Nice save!!!

                        Looked to me you rode amazing - - naughty hors-ie had her OWN idea!

                        She said, "What bit and hands asking me to back off?" "I prefer the flyers thank you very much so HANG ON!" - - -
                        Live in the sunshine.
                        Swim in the sea.
                        Drink the wild air.


                        • #13
                          talk about staying with the horse! great job staying with her...
                          Mai Tai aka Tyler RIP March 1994-December 2011
                          Grief is the price we pay for love- Gretchen Jackson
                          "And here she comes. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's ZENYATTA!"


                          • #14
                            Oh my god, my horse and I crashed so bad after a spot like that. I'm glad you two were ok because I can't say we jumped for about four months after that :s


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by War Admiral View Post
                              Wow, GREAT save! Did she actually break her martingale? I could see *something* flapping loose.
                              Curb rein.....
                              Live in the sunshine.
                              Swim in the sea.
                              Drink the wild air.


                              • #16
                                Bravo for you!
                                Free bar.ka and tidy rabbit.


                                • Original Poster

                                  doublesstable/War Admiral, yes that was my gag rein, I'm not sure why I dropped that, I think I must have opened my fingers over the jump and it slipped through.

                                  Burgie, I have a JTE Sprint Helmet, there are hard to find in the States, they are from England. It's the only helmet I have ever had that fits me like a glove. Here's the link: http://www.justtogshelmets.co.uk/pro....php?pid=10019
                                  "A good horse and a good rider are only so in mutual trust."


                                  • #18
                                    Wow that's crazy. Good save!
                                    Owned by an Oldenburg


                                    • #19
                                      WOW! Good riding! What a scopey horse! That's a pretty impressive take off spot!
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                                      • #20
                                        Pretty spectacular! I love that mare's jumping style though, and I think that high neck is what saved you! Phew!
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