Friday, April 7, 2017
Going Over Fences - Photos
I volunteered and worked for over 20 years at a horse barn where we bred, trained, and showed horses. Horses that were bred and trained for three-day eventing - dressage, cross country, and stadium jumping. I loved the sport and still do... and there are many ways to ride and jump: you can participate in a point-to-point, in steeplechasing, in cross-country events, riding across country, trail riding, - you name it. Of course, it's best to know what you're doing, and to have taken lessons - and balance is extremely important, too. The biggest thing to remember is: The more you ride, the more you fall. Here are a few photos of jumping and just riding....
The best view ever - from the back of a horse
In eventing, the more skilled you and your horse are, the harder the obstacles...
Helmet cam shot of a cross-country jump
Jumping works because of a complete trust between horse and rider
There are many types of obstacles
A fall at the steeplechase course in Aintree, England *
A point-to-point fall and crash *
And sometimes your horse feels good and just bucks from excess energy...
** The horses and riders in these two fall survived with bumps and bruises,
thankfully with no serious injuries **