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post #21 of 43 Old 06-26-2009, 08:05 PM
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behind vertical

Originally Posted by mayfieldk View Post
Behind the vertical the entire time! Awesome.
Regarding the freestyle: I concur - the highest point on the neck is not the poll - behind the vertical a lot. Was rider using too much curb or was that rollkur garbage used? The horse is a beautiful mover though!

Regarding, Anky - sounds like there is just a lot of old-fashioned jealousy with everyone. I was not impressed with her version of reining, but I am sure it helped her skills to ride a different discipline. I also do not like her training techniques, BUT maybe this reining experience will help her see a new light (and she will stop with the draw reins and rollkur??) One can only hope.

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Wow...that freestyle gave me goosebumps...I'm now officially inspired to go out and train my pony, so I can do my own freestyle...Lol!

And that video of Anky...yikes...if my trainer (from when I was a kid) had seen that, she would be rolling over in her grave...that poor horse; He could probably do that pattern with light rein pressure, let alone someone yanking on his mouth, or maybe he needs a different lighter bit, because to me, it seems like at any point she put even light pressure his head came up, and the back hollowed...either way, poor horsemanship, because she failed to realize what was going on with her horse.

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LOL that reining pattern was a laugh. I would have given her -1 1/2 for every maneuver.
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I'll give her the 1/2 but not the 1!
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Reining patterns are scored as -1 1/2, -1, -1/2, 0, 1/2, 1, and 1 1/2.

Got your Yee haw suggested to give her -1 1/2s for all maneuvers. ;)

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1. Who is Anky? And why have I never heard of her?
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post #27 of 43 Old 06-27-2009, 10:58 AM
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Anky is Dutch and an international dressage competator. She uses Rolkur, which is an extreme training technique that asks the horse to basically put its nose to its chest. It's horrible and she should be punished for using something like that but no....

here's some more info on her.... you may have to switch the language to English if I haven't already

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post #28 of 43 Old 06-27-2009, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by mayfieldk View Post
Reining patterns are scored as -1 1/2, -1, -1/2, 0, 1/2, 1, and 1 1/2.

Got your Yee haw suggested to give her -1 1/2s for all maneuvers. ;)
It was joke.
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Originally Posted by Spastic_Dove View Post
When she waves at the end all "OMG LOOK HOW AWESOME I AM" I want to slap her and steal her pony...
LMAO my thoughts exactly! I'd pay to see her smug face slapped.

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eventerdrew - WTF? When did that happen?? Love to see a link if you can find one - I am heartbroken over that one there!!! Werth? Uff da!

I'm sorry, but - aynelson - jealousy? No. hardly. but, think what you will. Personally, I just feel that rollkur (Anky's preferred method) is NOT true dressage. Thus, it's a joke for her to be taking so many titles when up against riders that use classical dressage. And honestly, look at some reining videos from REAL reining competetors, then watch Anky's. It's a joke. Plain & simple.
I'll have to dig up the issue of America's HQrse with the Anky interview, but the short version is that she is not trying to take anything away from reining training - she says in there at one point that no trainer would dare criticize her riding, and follows up that she fully expects to be competing in reining at the international level next year, when if you just watch the way she is haulin' on that horse(and the horse is already been competing at national levels), she would not be allowed to compete at anywhere NEAR that level. That's all I'm sayin.
And for the record - that wasn't even her horse. She does not yet own a reining horse.

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