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When He Approaches This Tiny Ditch, The Horse Has A Truly Over-The-Top Way Of Jumping

This horse doesn't look like he does anything by halves. While it might not be the standard form for a jump, he certainly deserves an "A" for the impressive effort. It isn't much of surprise, either, if you look at his heritage. Outside of the world of horse shows, the name Voltaire is associated with the famous French writer. Within the equine sphere, however, Voltaire is known as a magnificent jumper and sire (and the damsire of the horse in this video). He was a successful grand Prix show jumper, winning Nations Cup classes worldwide. After his competitive career, he began to stud. His offspring are renowned jumpers, although it's noted that they tend to develop later than usual, which might explain four-year-old Commando's attempt.

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