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    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

  • #2
    I love the horse's expression, he looks like he's got a great attitude
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    • #3
      There is an awful lot of daylight between that knee and the saddle.

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      • #4
        But I'd say her release is a little more advanced than a basic crest release.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Big_Grey_hunter View Post
          I love the horse's expression, he looks like he's got a great attitude
          That's what makes me sad. Poor horse has NO IDEA that a ton of bricks is about to land on its back. Ouch.
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          • #6
            WA...beat me to it..

            I dunno about her form, but we all know where she's headed....all I can think of is OUCH.

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            • #7
              I was always taught the shoulder/hip/heel line should put you in a position that if the horse disappeared out from under you, you'd be standing perfectly balanced on the ground.

              I just never realized people would actually test that theory out...
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                #8
                "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

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                • #9
                  He would like her conservative turnout.

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                  • #10
                    She tried very hard not to hit him in the mouth?

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                    • #11
                      Well, actually, from that position, she could end up recovering to something that isn't totally ton of bricks on the horse's back. Ask me how I know this is possible.

                      And, I tip my hat to the rider, she has slipped the reins and so the horse's mouth isn't taking a hit and he's allowed to maintain his own balance.

                      And, can't tell for sure, but it looks like the fence they've jumped is intact. So one wonders how she got in that predicament. Could be the horse tried to stop, she kept at it, and he launched from near- standstill. Been there and done that too!

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                      • #12
                        This rider needs to look up and bring her shoulders back. She is attempting to follow with her hand, but at this stage would be more secure with a crest release. Instead of floating her hands several inches (feet?) above the crest, she would provide better support to her upper body if she firmly pressed both hands on either side of the crest. I am pleased to see that she is not pinching with her knee (a common fault), but her hip and knee angles are too open to provide shock absorption and a good base of support. She appears to be reaching for her stirrups, and I recommend that she ride a hole or two shorter. I would like to see her angle her iron across her foot so that the outer branch is just touching her little toe.

                        Her mount appears to be a capable sort with a very pleasant, alert expression through the bridle. This expression may change, however, when the rider returns to the saddle. Both rider and horse are neat and conservatively turned out, but I would prefer to see her wearing a belt. The ill-fitting breastplate detracts from the overall picture.
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                          "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

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                          • #14
                            The "Master"
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                            • #15
                              Oh, this reminds me!

                              A couple of years ago someone posted a video to a couple of girls who . . . dunno how to describe it, but I'll try. . . shoved their butts backwards REALLY FAR every time they went over a jump. They claimed it was how "real" professionals did it. It was hilarious!

                              Does anyone have a link to that?

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                              • #16
                                When I was a Jr in the chagrin falls area there was a pro who rode ... how shall I say this ... in an intrestingly fashion... We called him the crazy Iranian for a reasion I guess. I wish someone had a photo of him from then. I have not seen him since then. Have no clue where he is and no I will not say his name as he had the prettiest wife and daughter and who knows may be here somewhere... But legs and arms went everywhere body went diffrently than legs and arms.

                                BUt he made the photo and video almost look normal...
                                almost.
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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Beverley View Post
                                  And, I tip my hat to the rider, she has slipped the reins and so the horse's mouth isn't taking a hit and he's allowed to maintain his own balance.

                                  And, can't tell for sure, but it looks like the fence they've jumped is intact. So one wonders how she got in that predicament. Could be the horse tried to stop, she kept at it, and he launched from near- standstill. Been there and done that too!
                                  This. I've been there too, or close. To this day don't know how I "got there" (freaky bad take off) and the trainer couldn't stop laughing.

                                  I think GM is professional and experienced enough to know "s-it" happens

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by HappyVagrant View Post
                                    I was always taught the shoulder/hip/heel line should put you in a position that if the horse disappeared out from under you, you'd be standing perfectly balanced on the ground.

                                    I just never realized people would actually test that theory out...
                                    Bahahahahaha. Coffee on computer, thanks!

                                    Kudos to the rider for making the best of a bad situation - slipped reins, centered, and in a position to recover, with a little luck.

                                    I was thinking that GM would congratulate this rider for not giving in to the fad of jointed stirrup irons, although the rider's right foot should be slightly further into the iron to increase the 'base of support' . Conservative turnout and tack suggest the rider has respect for his/her sport, though the skull cap suggests this is an eventer, and well, we all know eventers have little appreciation of the finer points of equitation.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by fargaloo View Post
                                      Both rider and horse are neat and conservatively turned out, but I would prefer to see her wearing a belt. The ill-fitting breastplate detracts from the overall picture.

                                      A seat belt maybe?
                                      I'm not sure if I grew out of stupid or ran out of brave.

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                                      • #20
                                        Her following hands and arms (following a trajectory of straight down into the dirt, that is) should be commended, along with her neat, clean, conservative turnout.

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