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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Insane

HO-LY CRAP.

Check this out:

A preview:
Officers in the Italian Cavalry School had to go down a 20 foot drop from the window of a ruined castle
 before they could graduate from the school.

What???!!!

12 comments:

  1. Wow... That's all I can say.

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  2. I think I would've flunked cavalry school before I started...wow. Just wow.

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    1. Ditto here!! But wow they were amazing: love the expressions on both horses and riders as they're flying through the air over those crazy obstacles. They're all like, "Okay. Whatever." Wow is right!

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  3. The next time I have to jump off a 2' bank, I'm going to try really hard not to scream because at least it's not out of a frigging window!!

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    1. I love watching cross country because it is just so awesome to see you guys tackling those huge (now almost) solid obstacles. But damn, this makes modern eventing seem tame!

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  4. Yeah... I think that's where I draw the line...

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  5. Great pictures! My great-grandfather was an officer in the Italian Cavalry, I wonder if he had to do that?

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    1. Wow...I'd think yes? He must've had some incredible stories to tell!

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