Created By: Eclipt on July 10, 2009

Horse Jump

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In discussion about the trope for dramatically jumping over a ravine, river, pit, or other gap by driving a vehicle very fast up a ramp, it was asked if we had any parallel trope for jumping over things dramatically on horses (which presumably don't require ramps). I don't think we do, but perhaps we should?

An example provided by Dannebrog Spy in the discussion about vehicle jumps:
  • Lucky Luke's horse Jolly Jumper got his name as showed in the story Lucky Kid. A young Lucky Luke on a young Jolly Jumper is fleeing from a lot of wild buffalos, when they come to a cliff. Jolly Jumper jump over, but the buffaloes fall down.
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  • July 10, 2009
    The Legend Of Zelda Ocarina of Time, with Link riding Epona and jumping the canyon in Gerudo Valley. And escaping the stables after beating Ingo.
  • July 10, 2009
    In Wild ARMs 3, in order to get to areas on the map blocked by ravines, your party will need to get horses that will allow them to jump across.
  • July 11, 2009
    Toy Story 2 features Show Within A Show "Woody's Roundup" where he and Bullseye the horse jump over the ravine in order to get to Jessie and Stinky Pete. Unfortunately, the episode ends on a cliffhanger with the pair still in mid-air and the show got cancelled.
  • July 11, 2009
    Lee M
    Subverted in The Goon Show: "Dishonoured" (and remake "Dishonoured Again"), in which Bluebottle's noble stallion throws him into the ravine, much to his disgust.
  • July 12, 2009
    • Happens in a Filler episode of Rurouni Kenshin, where Kenshin rode a horse over several boats to jump on a moving train. The horse quickly gained the Fan Nickname of "Super Horse".
    • In Romance Of The Three Kingdoms, the most famous ravine jump happens to Liu Bei, who was riding a supposedly unlucky horse and trying to outrun some people out to kill him. The horse makes a tremendous leap to the top of the ravine overlooking the river he'd previously been stuck in, and Liu Bei's reinforcements finally show up.
  • July 12, 2009
    The Unsung Bard
  • July 12, 2009
    Master Hand
    This comes up at the climax of Shadow Of The Colossus. Subversion - the horse doesn't make it.
  • July 13, 2009
    • In Star Trek Generations, Kirk twice has his horse dramatically jump over a ditch.
  • July 13, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    In the Looney Tunes short "Buckaroo Bugs", a cowboy looking for Bugs Bunny jumps wider and wider gorges (thanks to the assistance of Bugs, who keeps shouting "He went this way") until he jumps over the Grand Canyon. He doesn't quite make it.