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post #31 of 43 Old 06-27-2009, 10:34 PM
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qtswede- just google isabell werth and one of the first pages is a link to the doping story. Her explanation is on her website. She thinks she should have been allowed to use it because...well you will have to read it. Its complicated. My opinion- she should have checked the meds for illegal ingredients!

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post #32 of 43 Old 07-04-2009, 01:16 AM
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eventerdrew - wth? 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.
I have not read the article, but I am glad you paraphrased it. Wow, is she like trying to take over reining or something? I was hoping she would be more diplomatic and less self-centered about the experience. I really was hoping reining would help her see the light and stop that rollkur crap. I was thinking everyone just sounded jealous - but maybe she does need to be met with harsh, real, criticism. I am glad you enlightened me! She sort of has this reputation that paves her way in dressage, sad to see it working in other disciplines! Have you thought about writing a letter to the editor of your magazine?
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post #33 of 43 Old 07-04-2009, 11:01 AM
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I have thought of it, but I don't see what good it would do. You see, a few months ago, AQHA started pushing dressage with QH's. Within a month of that, the article with Anky came out - so for them it looks to be just another way to push the registry.

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post #34 of 43 Old 07-04-2009, 11:31 AM
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I don't know much about dressage at all but that looked pretty good. The horse looked much more comfortable than most I have seen on TV.

If she was really interested in doing reining at the WEG, I would think that she would be interested in taking the time to properly ask for a sliding stop or a spin. No a horses mouth should not gape open like that (it did it every time she took up the reins, even to change pace for the circles). Not the horse's fault though, her reins were way to short and she was manhandling his mouth. She clearly never learned how to ask for a sliding stop, the horse was hollow, high headed, and hopped during the stop. Plus he stopped more on the front than the hind. In the spin, his pivot foot was everywhere. Just cause he is turning really fast doesn't make it a spin. :( The only defence I can think of that she may have is that she got a not-so-well trained horse from a no name trainer because none of the really good reining trainers would let her ride one of their horses. LOL.

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I don't know very much about Anky althought the gaping of the mouth was a lil unexpected..What's so bad about her??

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I wish that were the case, Smrobs, but the horse she rode was a champion reining horse named Dixie Dynasty. Cant' blame the horse when it's placed well with a different rider.

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Oh my lordy. I don't know who this Hanky Panky Anky(whatever her name is) woman is, but she seriously needs to stay away from Western. That POOR horse. She keeps that up, and that poor horse will be bleeding from the mouth for days...

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post #38 of 43 Old 07-04-2009, 01:56 PM
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Yea she has a lot of work to do if she wants to ride reining horses. That horse did not look happy.

I'm not a dressage expert by any means but when I watched the olympics, I didn't get why she placed so high. And I thought I was the only one lol! I personally didn't care for the way she rode neither. Isabel Wreth was the other girl on her team right? I really liked her tho.

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post #39 of 43 Old 07-04-2009, 08:58 PM
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Isabelle Werth is her big name competition. Anky rides for the Dutch, Werth rides (or rode) for the Germans.

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I have thought of it, but I don't see what good it would do. You see, a few months ago, AQHA started pushing dressage with QH's. Within a month of that, the article with Anky came out - so for them it looks to be just another way to push the registry.
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