What kind of horse is this, and what is the rider doing?

Discussion in 'Horse Chat' started by jordanna114, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. Magvns

    Magvns Senior Member+

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    It looks like a black forrest and they are 'tandem riding' - Usually done with one horse in front, but can be done with 2 or more. It was done usually to keep the horse in front 'fresh' while taking a trip so they could ride (or drive) the 'fresh' horse back. It's defintely more common with driving, but I've seen riders doing it a few times :)

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  2. endurgirl

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    ^^ Possibly! If you look closely you can see what looks to be a 2nd rein above the obvious one. I'd like to see that whole picture.
     
  3. Magvns

    Magvns Senior Member+

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    i'm nearly 100% sure thats what they are doing in the op photo :) I've never seen reins come out front like that or anyone hold a whip like that unless they are riding tandem :D

    I'd reallllly like to see the whole uncropped photo as well.
     
  4. kittxthexcat

    kittxthexcat Senior Member+

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    lol That could be the whole photo :p But that's the guy with the Freisians I was talkin' about :D
     
  5. endurgirl

    endurgirl Senior Member

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    I can soooo see myself doing a face plant if I tried that with my horses. :rofl:
     
  6. farmeress

    farmeress Banned

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    Orrrrr....is he one of these horses....

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    It could be a morgan from the siver dapple project kind of thing or a "rainbow"morgan

    This is not the site I was looking for with pictures of the guy like in the OP...but it may open the door to another guess....

    www.rainbowmorganhorseassoc.com/index/flaxen.html
     
  7. jordanna114

    jordanna114 Senior Member

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    Cute! But I'm pretty sure they got it right with the Black Forest Horse. Here's some more pics of them-

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  8. farmeress

    farmeress Banned

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    I agree too..Black Forest horse...but still..had to make some people wonder for a second or two...lol.
     
  9. FriesianSH

    FriesianSH Senior Member

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    Bruce Griffin does it with style :D

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    His wife Staci as well :D

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  10. FarFromOver

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    Odd. I never heard of riding tandem. And I don't see the point?
     

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