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    11-09-2010, 07:41 PM

Just had to post this. Though I think this video needs no introduction and speaks loud and clear for itself, I will give you a short one.
What I see here is an incredible rider on a relaxed, happy, very well moving horse. They are doing what I presume to be a warmup, activities that any rider can do regardless of experience. This woman has a seat and hands that many of us can only dream of.
I believe this is a fantastic example of what all dressage should aim to accomplish.

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    11-09-2010, 09:20 PM
Thanks for posting that. It is really lovely to watch. That horse was invited to stretch continuously and looked very happy in his work. I sure wish my warmup looked like that!! It takes me 40 minutes to get to where I can even ask for that type of movement.
    11-09-2010, 09:32 PM
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That is a very nice video of an occomplished rider and happy horse. Thank you for sharing that.
    11-09-2010, 09:57 PM
Recently found out the rider is Uta Gräf. The horse is the stallion Damon Jerome H, a 5 year old Rhinelander.

Eurodressage wrote an excellent feature on her recently.
Uta Graf and Stefan Schneider, a Kingdom for a Horse | eurodressage
    11-11-2010, 08:27 PM
Lovely to watch. What a nice mover. Thanks for sharing! MyBoypuck - Me too! At least 40 minutes to get relaxed and collected and into my hand. Gotta start somewhere!! =)
    11-11-2010, 09:57 PM
Waaaaaa I wish I could ride like that :*(
    11-12-2010, 12:59 AM
Beautiful! Thanks for posting it! It is nice that she doesnt have him all cranked back like a lot of modern dressage riders would and she lets him stretch his neck :)
    11-12-2010, 01:31 AM
Wow. That is an amazing article and video.
    11-12-2010, 06:00 AM
Wow! I think I've found my idol lol !!! Lovely!
    11-12-2010, 11:00 AM
Hey, I just saw this over on HGS! I am glad you posted it over here.

I love how she rides Seat Into Legs Into Hands - she is so quiet and soft with her hands, it is amazing! She is a great example of a rider who rides seat first, legs second and hands lastly.

This is a video that people should look at and watch studiously and say "Oooooh....that's how the rider is supposed to do it" - especially those who like to ride HANDS first, getting that fake headset.

This is a great video, and thanks for posting!!! I am glad you shared it over here :)

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