Check out this video shot at the London Olympics. I’ve watched a lot of show jumping — at some big venues — but it’s a real treat to see horses jump so that they appear suspended in time and you can enjoy every second.
Now, if they had only taken similar video of the cross country!
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Oh my goodness it’s terrifying to focus on their fetlock joints! It still boggles my mind that they can land on one foot from such heights again and again and again.
I was surprised by how much the saddle shifted: how much air there was between horse and cantle. Really drives home rider bio-mechanics: ability to use your body as a pivot is crucial to how much freedom the horse has to ‘scope’. And that water jump! Egads.
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horse jumping ballet!