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Monday, December 13, 2010

Don't Try This At Home

I am not an eventer and I know very little about the sport and the people who are in it, but I came across this video and thought it would be fun for others to watch. Consider how fit and focused the horses that compete at this level must be. It is long, about 12 minutes, but it's fun. At least I think so. The rider likes his horse and calls him by name throughout the ride. You can see him patting the animal's neck several times. The horse's name is Henny and the rider says it often in encouragement and appreciation.

5 comments:

  1. Whew! That was some ride! I love those helmet cams! Now I'm going to go check out henny's fan page! Thanks for sharing!

    Oh yeah... What a horse! Talk about staying power!

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  2. do you know I got all teary !! I'm crazy like that .

    I would never have thought how fast and tight and long an event like this would or could be.

    I love Henny!

    ( and assume he's a happy horse? he seems loved )

    I'm so going to become a fan.

    thanks for the wonderful housework diversion.

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  3. Incredible!!! What an amazing horse!

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I really appreciate the concept and sentiment behind awards, but I cannot participate in them anymore. I have too may and I have not got the time to devote to participating properly. To all who have honored me, I am grateful but I don't have seven more things to tell anyone about myself! And I'm a terrible passer-oner.