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Holy Cow!! This is How You Sit an Extreme Rear!

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  • Holy Cow!! This is How You Sit an Extreme Rear!

    All due to pain from an unknown foot abscess.

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

  • #2
    Yes it is. I have the t-shirt.


    • #3
      From the other videos of the same horse it appears that he often rears like that whether sound or lame. The rider had plenty of practice to perfect his system of staying on.


      • #4
        Originally posted by Weighaton View Post
        From the other videos of the same horse it appears that he often rears like that whether sound or lame. The rider had plenty of practice to perfect his system of staying on.
        I didn't look at others, but had the same thought that I doubted that was the first time that happened.
        I love cats, I love every single cat....
        So anyway I am a cat lover
        And I love to run.


        • #5
          The rider is Jean Luc Corneille.
          Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.
          Alfred A. Montapert


          • #6
            It does appear that this is normal behavior for this horse. Rearing and intentionally kicking directly at her. And yet she still is around this horse without a helmet...


            • #7
              I'm surprised the horse didn't flip over the first time. yikes!


              • #8
                Originally posted by CGirl10 View Post
                It does appear that this is normal behavior for this horse. Rearing and intentionally kicking directly at her. And yet she still is around this horse without a helmet...
                I have to agree. No helmet = IDIOT!
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by sunridge1 View Post
                  Yes it is. I have the t-shirt.
                  OMG, you can keep the t-shirt!
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                  Politically Pro-Cat


                  • #10
                    The second rear he starts by hopping off both hind feet then coming down then standing up on them. So he had to hop in order to get into position. His eyes seem soft the whole time.
                    I dont get it whats going on in his mind. What on earth is he so good at that he is worth keeping (unless he trains to do levades). Does he specialize in fixing problem horses?

                    Never mind, I googled him. Pardon my ignorance. Interesting he had a background in gymnastics, that seemed to play a part in sticking that rear.


                    • #11
                      Doesn't look like pain in his foot - seems like he knew what he was doing.
                      A long time ago I had to show a horse that reared badly at the in-gate. Jimmy Williams taught me how to ride one that reared; grab mane with one hand and keep your elbow stiff. That way you're not pulling him over by grabbing his face, and when he comes down, you're sitting up ready to send him forward. He said to never lean forward and grab around the neck. If the horse does anything at all at that point, you're off. It's come in handy several times since.


                      • #12
                        But can he do it backwards?

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                        • #13
                          My boy did that to me once. He was so high up I was kissing his neck. I felt him lose his balance and I thought he was going to fall over backwards but luckily he didn't


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Freebird! View Post
                            But can he do it backwards?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by CGirl10 View Post
                              It does appear that this is normal behavior for this horse. Rearing and intentionally kicking directly at her. And yet she still is around this horse without a helmet...
                              Yep. I don't care what the rider's name is, or how well he sticks the rear, he's an idiot


                              • #16
                                I knew it was going to be that guy before I played the clip. I don't care how good that horse is at anything, it could be a world class concert pianist for all I care, no way would I want a part of that.


                                • #17
                                  Yup, Jean Luc at his finest. Never wears a helmet.

                                  You can see, tho, that the horse does all he can to avoid putting down that front right. Probably hit a rock or something just right at the spot of impending abscess and the pain shock went right to his head.
                                  <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.


                                  • #18
                                    Dude probably doesn't want to mess up his pretty hair.


                                    • #19
                                      That was a dude? I thought it was a woman.

                                      Horse has a temper, that's not just abscess reaction. Reacting like that to an abscess would be like me breaking my toe, turning around and punching the closest person in the throat.

                                      Not to mention the horse has tantrums in all of it's other videos too.
                                      You jump in the saddle,
                                      Hold onto the bridle!
                                      Jump in the line!


                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Daventry View Post
                                        I have to agree. No helmet = IDIOT!
                                        \"Throw your heart over the fence and your horse will follow\"