Ever drop your reins through a gymnastic?

Richard Spooner takes it to a whole new level at Spruce Meadows. When his horse got in wrong to the combination, he drops the reins and lets the horse sort himself out. I don’t know if I would have the presence of mind in such a situation (over appropriately sized fences for me). I’d probably […]

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Maybe the horse would do better without its rider

This video shows a textbook case of jumping too far into a one stride combination. The poor horse doesn’t have enough space to add a stride so attempts to jump it as a bounce. The rider then does a picture perfect tuck and roll over the horse’s head. But it’s what the horse does next […]

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Overjumping much?

I think we’ve all had times when our horses have jumped just a bit higher than we expected. Freedom certainly gets some serious air over new fences that he doesn’t want to touch. But this horse? He must have seen an entirely different jump! Kudos to the rider for staying with him.

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