Black team takes Joe out to the List to work on his full speed, full contact jousting. For the first few passes, Joe couldn’t make contact with the Grand Guard if his life depended on it. You could tell that the speed of the horse, and the weight of the lance was taking some getting used to for him. But then…oh, but then he found the target, and he’s shattering lances all day long.
They do take a minute to mention that the jouster must release the reins of the horse prior to making contact with their competitors to prevent injury to the horse. Apparently Joe is having trouble remembering to pick the reins back up at the end of his runs to help make the horse come to a stop.
Landon is up on the horse to play target for Joe. Only Joe has a lance, and they get going. Joe connects solid and knocks Landon into the next zip code, unhorsing him with ease. Landon, remember, has the not-100%-healthy groin. Landon says the groin injury is preventing him from squeezing the horse and getting a good grip on him. The Coach is thinking that Landon just doesn’t have the drive, passion or desire to compete. ”If you can walk, you don’t have a groin injury”. Which is an odd thing to say if you ask me. I’ve never seen any athlete with a pulled groin unable to at least walk. But I get it, we’re all about BALLS here. So yeah, screw that guy and his sissy injury. If you had a groin of steel you wouldn’t have torn it. Maybe dented it a little, but that just gives it character. What? Is your groin made from porcelain little girl?
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