Everything sublime is as difficult as it is rare. Baruch Spinoza

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Wow

Take the time to watch this, even if you don't know anything about horses or dressage. This is a thing of pure beauty.


17 comments:

  1. It surely is a thing of beauty. Lovely horse! The rider looks pretty comfy!

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  2. Oh Sandra - Thank you!!! That was simply breath-taking. That beautiful horse looked like a ballerina - almost floating at times. Mesmerizing.

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  3. It's what I strive for with my horses, even if they will never reach that level of excellence. This horse is exceptional. He's only nine and it's effortless for him. I've spent thousands of hours with my horses in training and I know what it takes. He is really something.

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  4. Even as retarded as I am about horses...I could see how beautiful that was!

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  5. Sandra, thanks so much for sharing that video. I did not know what dressage was...the little I know about horses is thoroughbreds and racing. I do not know how you train a horse for something like that, just amazing!

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  6. I'm in tears here...perfection does that to me. Thanks for sharing that with us.

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  7. I have NEVER seen that kind of movement in a dressage ring! WOW!

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  8. He's beautiful and one in a million - only 9, wow. Supurb rider as well, the great ones make it look so easy!

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  9. I just watched it again. Complete power and softness combined. What a team. This horse knows his job and loves it.

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  10. This video made me tear up too!

    For those who don't know, this is hard. The rider is working hard too, but he is so accomplished you can't see it. Dressage has become some sort of lumbering gymnastic event, with tense, rigid movement. This is what it should look like. And to be at this level of performance and to do it so well at nine is astounding.

    Jean, it's addictive. I keep watching it. One time when we were at Bill's for a lesson he told someone in the ring that they were"riding like the Germans. Ride like the Dutch." Now I really know what he meant!

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  11. That was truly amazing! I love dressage, that horse is remarkable! He was floating on air!

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  12. Wow, thanks for sharing. Sienna just changed to a new stable and she is really doing well. She will love to see this video.

    Ash

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  13. Wow Sandra that was so graceful what stamina those horses have with elegant footwork.

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  14. You know you've got my attention! Did I get that right that he scored a 90.7? WOW...I have NEVEr seen a 90% ride...such beauty and harmony!

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  15. Don't we all wish we could do that! It is amazing.
    Ashley, I'm happy to hear Sienna is still riding. I hope she is still on an Arabian!
    Alicia, I know, a 90.7 is only 9.3 away from a perfect score. Unbelievable. Shaka always got a 9 on entrance and halt and his extended gaits, but never, ever a 10. This horse had to get 10's. And he deserved them.

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  16. Sandra: I had to wait for my new hours to kick in before I could watch this but I am so pleased I did. That was truely lovely! I love watching an animal enjoying what it's doing & that horse did! So effortless looking. Beautiful!

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  17. Ganeida, I'm glad you got to watch it.

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