Awesome Dog Training

Nov 252011

I’ve not done any new training with Mae for the past few months, but this inspires me!

Killer Whale Hunting Techniques

Aug 112011

Some killer whales seem to have learned how to kill great white sharks! Go killer whales!

Firefly from the 80′s

Jun 202011

Priceless! A new introduction for Firefly as a 80′s show:

And here, Simon has his own 80′s show:

It’s all in the music and the graphics!

Oh, and here’s an awesome video of Summer Glau training for the fight sequences in Serenty:

The Hula Hoop’s Perspective

 Cool, Fun
Jun 162011

Hula hooping, from the hoop’s perspective:

Okay, I’m dizzy now!

Horses: Show Jumping

Jun 102011

I’ve posted amazing dressage videos before, but I don’t think I’ve ever posted any videos of the jaw-drawing performances seen in show jumping. However, since I’m just about to buy some jumps, I thought now would be an excellent time!

Here’s two videos from a “puissance” competition, which is an high-jumping elimination competition. The record is for seven feet ten inches. That’s just mind-boggling, because neither horse nor rider can see over that solid wall.

Personally, the tallest that I’ve ever jumped is four-foot fences, back when I was a teenager riding my fabulous horse “Paint.” It was fun!! In jumping the more ordinary height of three feet, the horse has leveled out by the time that his hind legs leave the ground. In jumping four-foot fences, the horse is still headed upwards as he leaves the ground. That’s a pretty awesome feeling, and I can only imagine what six or seven feet would be like!

First, here’s a video of many puissance jumps, including some minor and major failures:

Second, here’s a video with the progression of a puissance competition. I’ve seen one of these in person, and the videos just don’t do the excitement of it justice.

As for me, Lila has done a little bit of jumping, but I imagine that I’ll be training her basically from scratch, as I’ve done with her dressage work and cross-country trail riding. I love to jump, so I’m really looking forward to it!

Parkour Academy

Apr 302011

Here’s an awesome video of an amazing stream of parkour at the newly-opened Tempest Academy in Los Angeles:

On the one hand, I’ve love to be able to do that. On the other hand, I know that if I tried, I’d fall on my head, repeatedly.

Ok Go Music Video

 Cool, Music
Apr 142011

Ok Go. Rube Goldberg. Music video. What more could you ask for?

This video is from 2010, but I just saw it recently.

There’s also some background on how the video was made:

Amazing Football Throws

Feb 182011

This 3rd-string quarterback from UConn can really throw the football. Holy crap:

(Via HotAir.)

Time Lapse Child

Dec 072010

Ten years of nearly-daily photos of a child… compressed into 85 seconds.

I love when she begins to realize that she’s being photographed.

Spectacular Horse Training

Dec 012010

I’m sure I’ll have Lila doing this in no time:

And here’s another amazing video with the same trainer:

Dressage by Clémence Faivre from Franck Semonin on Vimeo

More information on the trainer (in French) is here. She’s just 28 years old.

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