For sure he has improved, I certainly don't dispute that. What I do dispute, is the fact that if this were an unknown combination I do not believe the scores would be so good - is this REALLY the forth best Grand Prix ridden this year? I think not...
Matthias has put the effort in absolutely, I still do not like the work as I said above. No he is nut an easy horse, again as I said above, however I will never be content in seeing a curb parallel to the ground for an entire test. Valegro is also known to be an extremely difficult horse, yet the relatively inexperienced Dujardin can send him up to the bridle without needing to crank him via the curb.
I think they are now on the right track, but the judging of this and the hype of 'because it's Totilas' gets up me. Perhaps if this horse had not been seen doing amazing things under Gal, he would simply blend into the crowd of other very talented horses currently touring international GP..
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