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So, What Would George Morris Have to Say About This?

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  • So, What Would George Morris Have to Say About This?

    I must say, I do like the rider's position and the "attentiveness" of the horse.

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

  • #2
    He's definitely carrying a lot of weight on his hind end, light in front, hocks well under him, ears forward... lol
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    • #3
      sit, stay...

      nice form...but it should be over the fence...


      • #4
        Nice tight front on the horse, but the rider's leg position needs work.


        • #5
          The horse has depth perception issues and I don't balme him look at the way the poles still in the standard are set- It reminds me of an Echer print.
          A pussycat of a horse with a chewed off tail won the triple crown, The Cubs won the world series and Trump won the Presidency.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by 5 View Post
            The horse has depth perception issues and I don't balme him look at the way the poles still in the standard are set- It reminds me of an Echer print.
            Not a single one of those poles are still in the jumps cups. Not even one pole, sitting in one cup. They are all knocked loose.


            • #7
              The rider has ridden too deep to the fence...
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              • #8
                Ouch, the horses tail looks like it broke in the middle. The rider could be water skiing.


                • #9
                  My dog sits like that all the time!
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                  • #10
                    That is a cool photo!

                    I have a somewhat similar one from a show with my youngster last year. But the one in the OP is taken to the next level!
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                    • #11
                      @PNWjumper, Uhm I'm pretty sure your horse needs to jump it, not karate chop it! Rofl


                      • #12
                        I'd like to know HOW that happened


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by uphill View Post
                          I'd like to know HOW that happened
                          Most likely the horse stopped fast and slid, like a sliding stop


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by uphill View Post
                            I'd like to know HOW that happened
                            That was my thought, too.
                            The way he has his knees / ears up makes me think he was not refusing the fence but actually going for it, but maybe took a bad step or slipped right on take off.

                            Great picture in any case!
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                            • #15
                              She's standing in her stirrups....


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by PNWjumper View Post
                                That is a cool photo!

                                I have a somewhat similar one from a show with my youngster last year. But the one in the OP is taken to the next level!
                                Only you would be able to look so chill while your horse jumps like that.
                                Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others.


                                • #17
                                  Maverick to Goose: "Punch out! Punch OUT!!!"


                                  • #18
                                    I think the horse is concentrating very hard on using his magical powers to juggle the poles in the air, no easy feat that.


                                    • #19
                                      Straight line from the elbow to the bit, er, ah, bottom of the bit...
                                      But he thought, "This procession has got to go on." So he walked more proudly than ever, as his noblemen held high the train that wasn't there at all. H.C.Anderson