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    Horses revolt in Olympic Modern Pentathlon!

    The modern pentathlon has been part of the Olympic program since 1896. It is a test of all around proficiency, duplicating the skills that a 19th century soldier would ideally possess.

    Athletes compete in fencing, swimming, cross country running, shooting, and horse show jumping.

    It is the latter event that gave modern pentathletes trouble in Tokyo. The competitors have to ride aboard an unknown horse, and some of the horses refused to jump!

    Pentathletes who were in a strong position to medal were dropped several places (one from 4th to 31st) when they were unable to score in the equestrian segment because their horse became reticent.

    Modern pentathlon comes up as a likely candidate every time the Olympics talks about eliminating sports.

    I like modern pentathlon, but the behavior of the horses did more than ruin the day for potential medalists.

    The equines may have killed the sport, one which they have a degree of control over the results.

    Some horses said "my body, my choice!"

    Misbehaving Horses Wreak Havoc, Kill Dreams at Olympic Pentathlon
    Last edited by Authentic; 08-07-2021 at 12:43 AM.
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    I would think mutual trust and training of the animal would be key to such a sport, and that participants would fail or succeed in part on the ability to train the animal and have the animal trust the rider.

    But ... rules. Maybe the sport dies a quick death. I can't imagine too many people willing to devote a good portion of their lives to a gamble.

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    Simple, substitute BMX for the horse part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dinosaur View Post
    I would think mutual trust and training of the animal would be key to such a sport, and that participants would fail or succeed in part on the ability to train the animal and have the animal trust the rider.

    But ... rules. Maybe the sport dies a quick death. I can't imagine too many people willing to devote a good portion of their lives to a gamble.
    They have 20 minutes to gain the horse's trust. Also, at least one of the horses refused to jump for multiple riders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Authentic View Post
    The modern pentathlon has been part of the Olympic program since 1896. It is a test of all around proficiency, duplicating the skills that a 19th century soldier would ideally possess.

    Athletes compete in fencing, swimming, cross country running, shooting, and horse show jumping.

    It is the latter event that gave modern pentathletes trouble in Tokyo. The competitors have to ride aboard an unknown horse, and some of the horses refused to jump!

    Pentathletes who were in a strong position to medal were dropped several places (one from 4th to 31st) when they were unable to score in the equestrian segment because their horse became reticent.

    Modern pentathlon comes up as a likely candidate every time the Olympics talks about eliminating sports.

    I like modern pentathlon, but the behavior of the horses did more than ruin the day for potential medalists.

    The equines may have killed the sport, one which they have a degree of control over the results.

    Some horses said "my body, my choice!"

    Misbehaving Horses Wreak Havoc, Kill Dreams at Olympic Pentathlon
    Let them see this, then they'll jump.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Authentic View Post
    They have 20 minutes to gain the horse's trust. Also, at least one of the horses refused to jump for multiple riders.
    20 minutes? How generous of them! Is that like speed dating or something?

    Now there is an idea for a replacement sport! Fastest female orgasm ... you got 20 minutes, man, let's see what you can do. Well, at least they might get an audience to watch.

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