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post #21 of 30 Old 10-26-2010, 05:20 PM
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Agreed with Spyder - look at both Olympic Ferro and Flemmingh. Both were bred to be top jumping horses and in fact turned out to become dressage superstars.

Very true about the Ferro line, they are a highly sensitive, intelligent and generally difficult horse. Definitely not for the amateur - but I absolutely love them. Have a mare by him, perhaps that I will breed one day to Toto once we see what he produces. I can't justify spending that much on such a big chance - much like the Hickstead stud fee.

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post #22 of 30 Old 11-01-2010, 04:14 PM
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If I had the money, I would definitely buy him for that! My mom was fortunate enough to go to Edward Gal's barn a few years ago and actually met Totilas she said he had such a sweet personality that she would've snatched him up if she could. That was when he was around five I think....

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post #23 of 30 Old 11-04-2010, 09:01 PM
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Totilas is mesmerizing. He broke stride at (freestyle?) WEG, but by the end of the performance, I had completely forgotten until I watched it again online! People complained that he broke stride and still got, what, 91%? But he has such a commanding presence that he makes you think it was alllll intentional!
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Totilas is mesmerizing. He broke stride at (freestyle?) WEG, but by the end of the performance, I had completely forgotten until I watched it again online! People complained that he broke stride and still got, what, 91%? But he has such a commanding presence that he makes you think it was alllll intentional!

That was one error in all the movements he had to do. This is why I tell my students to not get frazzled if something happens in a test for it can only count in that one area.

I gave a zero to one competitor but they still won with over 70% in total and some people could not get past the fact that they didn't do that one movement but still won. The rest was more than suffice to overcome a loss of 7 or 8 points.
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That was one error in all the movements he had to do. This is why I tell my students to not get frazzled if something happens in a test for it can only count in that one area.

I gave a zero to one competitor but they still won with over 70% in total and some people could not get past the fact that they didn't do that one movement but still won. The rest was more than suffice to overcome a loss of 7 or 8 points.
Yeah, that's what I'm saying. The rest was so fantastic. I guess some people considered it a very fundamental error though.
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Yeah, that's what I'm saying. The rest was so fantastic. I guess some people considered it a very fundamental error though.

At best Gal probably lost maybe 2-3 points for that break in gait. Because it is a freestyle and he was able to do that movement again the judges can take all the places where that movement was done and come up with an average so the loss in points would be minimal. It would have been more serious it the break in gait occurred in a test were each movement is judged on its own.
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What a classe horse this is. Too bad he is sold. Funny thing is that none of the German riders wants to ride him. I hope he will find a good rider. I would have loved to see this horse at the 2012 Olympics, but I guess there is no way he goes.
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post #28 of 30 Old 11-10-2010, 05:13 PM
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What a classe horse this is. Too bad he is sold. Funny thing is that none of the German riders wants to ride him. I hope he will find a good rider. I would have loved to see this horse at the 2012 Olympics, but I guess there is no way he goes.
I think it is not that the german riders don't want to ride him, more that his new owner wants to get some stud fees from him and hasnt yet decided on who will ride him in future.

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I think it is not that the german riders don't want to ride him, more that his new owner wants to get some stud fees from him and hasnt yet decided on who will ride him in future.
I agree.

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I hope Andreas is going to ride him!!
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