I have not been on horseback for years, but I will never forget the joy
and thrill of just letting my mount go for broke.  This video is a great
example of what it looks like to really charge forth at full speed.


This horse hit 44 miles-per-hour, which is far faster than my experience.  I suspect I would have flown backwards and landed on my butt in the dirt.  This video also confirms, once again, just how cool GoPro cameras are when used properly.  I don't know when I'll get to ride a horse again--but this, aside from the initial jostling and the following aches and pains, is about as close as it gets to the real thing!

Video uploaded by Horses And More! on May 2, 2013.

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