Lastic

In 1978 21 year old Nick Skelton and Lastic cleared seven feet, seven and five sixteenths of an inch - a record that still stands 32 years later (in 2010). It took Nick three attempts to clear the imposing fence - and after the first failure Nick was not sure he wanted to go on. "It was quite scary as the high-jump was wider and I think more difficult and daunting than the wall and he was not a big horse" says Nick. "After Lastic smashed through it the first time I was ready to leave the arena but I was told to go back in and in those days I did as I was told"