So, I was reading a book today and medical armbands for riders was mentioned. It said they're in case a rider fallsand is unable to answer questions about medical conditions or allergies. I'd never heard of that so when I got home I decided to look up pictures on Google of show jumpers. In some of them you could see the armbands, but in most of them there was none. But I thought it was too generic of a search so I decided to look up pictures of one of my show jumping "idols" Beezie Madden. "Idol" isn't really the right word because I don't idolize her, but I do admire her and ook up to her and I'd love the chance to meet her someday...
Anyway, so I was looking at pictures of Beezie in competition and came across a video of her falling during the 2007 Rolex World Cup in Las Vegas. The person who posted the video did it as sort of a "See? Everyone falls, even Beezie Madden so get over yourself!" That video led to the one that is the subject of this blog post and is actually the same video but more of it. In the video, Authentic takes a jump and for some reason his legs come down and he trips. Beezie falls off and is eliminated, but apparently Authentic doesn't realize that because he keeps going and even jumps over 2 more obstacles, much to everyone's delight. One person who tried to catch him almost got run over by the horse. Fortunately, nobody was injured, but it was still kind of scary.
And hey! This is my 200th post!