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  • this is fake, right?

    I feel so stupid asking this but...

    http://www.studforlife.com/presse/20...cci/AsTaro.jpg
    "Using draw reins without spurs is like going to the bar with no underwear on. You're just waiting to get f***ed."

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    IMO, yes. If you zoom in you can see the bottom half of the noseband and throatlatch and it looks pretty photoshopped: picture.
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    • #3
      No, its not fake. Horse has head shaking syndrome and goes better without a bridle. The pair is Luciana Diniz riding As-Taro 2 and if you google them you can probably get more info on them.


      Originally posted by lachevaline View Post
      IMO, yes. If you zoom in you can see the bottom half of the noseband and throatlatch and it looks pretty photoshopped: picture.
      That is not a noseband, its a curb strap holding the bit in the horse's mouth.

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      • #4
        Nope, it's real! Here it is in context:
        http://www.studforlife.com/news_detail.php?id=1459

        One other way you can tell it's not photoshopped is the way the ring of the bit is behaving.

        Also:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysBQ23DmL0U

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        • #5
          Nope, that is a real picture of As-Taro and Luciana Diniz. Apparently the horse had a head shaking problem, and went better without a bridle.

          Another picture

          and a video
          *Absolut Equestrian*

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          • #6
            That horse goes better than some horses that wear a bridle!
            Going Platinum; 98' thoroughbred

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            • #7
              I feel like there was a horse very successful in the GPs when I was a kid....Woodstock?....who jumped in a similar rig. All the names surrounding him are escaping me, but they are all names I SHOULD know. I think he was a west coast horse. Can anyone help my addled brain out?

              This would have been early 90s.
              Amanda

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              • #8
                Suzie Hutchinson?? And Woodstock ... horse I know...riders last name not positive

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                • #9
                  Do you think...

                  The Indians might have jumped stuff with a "jawline"

                  would be very similiar to that...
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                  • #10
                    Susie Hutchison and Woodstock had a similar setup.

                    http://threedaysthreeways.blogspot.c...ess-horse.html

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                    • #11
                      Not quite the same, but....

                      My trainer in md would challenge us to ride like that, just bit and reins, to practice having a soft, constant contact with the horses mouth. Of course, no where NEAR this level, but it was fun and challenging to do some 2'6 courses like this! Definitely takes a lot of skill to keep the bit in the mouth!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by GrantanaKC View Post
                        My trainer in md would challenge us to ride like that, just bit and reins, to practice having a soft, constant contact with the horses mouth. Of course, no where NEAR this level, but it was fun and challenging to do some 2'6 courses like this! Definitely takes a lot of skill to keep the bit in the mouth!
                        I was looking at that thinking it might be fun to try... In an arena with no other riders just in case I did lose the bit
                        RIP Don - 3/28/2004-8/15/2012

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                        • #13
                          Can someone just mention of delightful that coat is as well? Definitely a fan of this pair.
                          "Je suis Pony Owner."

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                          • #14
                            I was going to say just like Susie Hutchinson and woodstock but people beat me to it! They were one of my favorite pairs to watch.

                            ETA: I believe at one point, she mentions having trained with a Native American and that even having a bit in his mouth was more than they normally rode with? I may be imagining that from an old VHS tape I have.

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                            • #15
                              How does the bit stay in? Is the strap tight enough to hold it in the mouth?

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by kmwines01 View Post
                                I was going to say just like Susie Hutchinson and woodstock but people beat me to it! They were one of my favorite pairs to watch.

                                ETA: I believe at one point, she mentions having trained with a Native American and that even having a bit in his mouth was more than they normally rode with? I may be imagining that from an old VHS tape I have.
                                Jimmy Williams is the one that came up with the bit/contraption she rode Woodstock in.

                                I love when people go out of the box for the horse.
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                                • #17
                                  Gotcha. I have an old video of the '96 olympics ( I think) where he came up land after one of the rounds (or qualifying rounds) and I remember crying so hard because he was such a great horse. Sorry if thats incorrect, it's been a number of years since I've had a VHS player to view the take on.

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by hackinaround View Post
                                    Jimmy Williams is the one that came up with the bit/contraption she rode Woodstock in.

                                    I love when people go out of the box for the horse.
                                    I Think Jimmy Williams might have "adapted" a bit to the basic Native Indian War Bridle or Thong Bridle. As great a horseman as he was, I do not think even he would want to take credit for something he threw a bit on that had been used for a zillion years prior.

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                                    • #19
                                      I found a link (hope it works) to an old picture of an Indian bridle.

                                      http://nmai.si.edu/exhibitions/horse.../bridles.html#
                                      http://nmai.si.edu/exhibitions/horse...4/P4166_lg.jpg

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                                      • #20
                                        Whoa! Well, color me surprised! That's... pretty cool, actually.
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