Two words: Mad. Hops.
This 1978 video of a then 21-year-old Nick Skelton soaring over a 7′ 7.4″ high jump at Olympia makes me a little weak in the knees.
Skelton was a member of Britain’s gold medal winning show jumping team at the London Olympic Games in 2012 and has multiple world and European championship titles to his name. At the time he set this British high jump record, though, Nick was still a bit wet behind the ears.
“It was quite scary as the high-jump was wider and I think more difficult and daunting than the wall and he was not a big horse” Nick explains on NickSkelton.com. “After Lastic smashed through it the first time I was ready to leave the arena but I was told to go back in and in those days I did as I was told.”
Wow, what an incredible effort!
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Equine Night Check’s developers are seeking currently funding for this project on the Indiegogo Crowdfunding site — check it out here or follow this link:
“We are really counting on the horse community to support our development of this product. We have come a long way and are very happy with the performance of our prototypes. The support of the horse community will allow us to move forward to a commercial product – a product that will help to detect devastating medical issues horses early enough to permit beneficial outcomes. We considered going the Venture Capital route but the venture capital company would end up with a significant percentage of our company. Since Night Check will serve horse owners, we decided to make them part of the funding from the beginning.
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