Equestrianism is an sport enjoyed by few in America, and it gets terrible ratings when televised. If this video is any indication, we need to be more like the Russians.
That is to say, the way they ride horses is amazing. A group of russian horsemen from the Kremlin Equestrian Riding School, Presidential Regiment and Guard of Honor all showed off a few stunning tricks in preparation for a showcase at the 2012 Queen's Jubilee at Windsor Castle.
ITN News reports that the riders have mastered extreme riding. For example, they're able to casually stand upright on the back of a moving horse, go under a thoroughbred's stomach, 360 style, while the animals gallop. They've even learned how to run alongside a horse and jump on the saddle.
The Voice of Russia reports these impressive moves were used in bygone years to scare the heck out of the enemy during battle.
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee will celebrate 60 years of Queen Elizabeth II's reign atop the British Monarchy this June.
More than 1,000 horsemen from 17 countries around the world have been invited to take part in the gala event.
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