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post #21 of 28 Old 12-05-2008, 10:35 PM
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Which is EXACTLY what Anky is doing. I've seen her at demos and competitions on some of those horses she rides, and she has two huge guys leading her horse in the ring for her to get on. Then she gets on and the horse LEAPS off until she can get a death grip on its face.
There's rumors of her quitting riding because the horses are really starting to scare her.
There are some lovely tempered horses out there. Dressage has never been about trying to control hot blooded horses who's temperment is so hot and difficult that one's life is in danger. To have to use other people's horse to stop your own (during the medal presentation), to not be able to get a halt because the horse looks like it has ants in its pants, to get bucked off during a clinic are all signs that these horses do not have the temperment to make top level dressage horses.

THIS is dressage as it was meant to be....................


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post #22 of 28 Old 12-05-2008, 11:58 PM
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He looks like he's floating on air.

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post #23 of 28 Old 12-06-2008, 12:07 AM
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Dr. Klimke showed my old mare's sire :P

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post #24 of 28 Old 12-06-2008, 03:48 PM
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There are some lovely tempered horses out there. Dressage has never been about trying to control hot blooded horses who's temperment is so hot and difficult that one's life is in danger. To have to use other people's horse to stop your own (during the medal presentation), to not be able to get a halt because the horse looks like it has ants in its pants, to get bucked off during a clinic are all signs that these horses do not have the temperment to make top level dressage horses.

THIS is dressage as it was meant to be....................
Or rather - dressage hasn't caused the hot blooded beasts to explode untill you can take the ''death grip'' ;)
Sure, horses are probably much more nervous now when they're bred to jump around and look flashy rather than moving correct and sound, bt I think a good dressage rider in the old times could tame the hot blooded horse and gain the trust and willingness to work enough to ride him safely withot force.

I think we have the same opinions, but I don't think all fault is with how the horses has become by breeding, but rather how they are with handeling and training as well..


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Which is EXACTLY what Anky is doing. I've seen her at demos and competitions on some of those horses she rides, and she has two huge guys leading her horse in the ring for her to get on. Then she gets on and the horse LEAPS off until she can get a death grip on its face.
There's rumors of her quitting riding because the horses are really starting to scare her.
Good, she would do the dressage world a favor, poor horse. I think I would leap off too if I was that horse and she was the one riding me.

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Which is EXACTLY what Anky is doing. I've seen her at demos and competitions on some of those horses she rides, and she has two huge guys leading her horse in the ring for her to get on. Then she gets on and the horse LEAPS off until she can get a death grip on its face.
There's rumors of her quitting riding because the horses are really starting to scare her.
Wow, that would be a welcome change, lol.

Have you seen how Anky has recently taken up reining??? I guess those dead headed QHs are more her speed, lol. (not that all reining horses are dead headed, but the one I saw her ride seem to be!)

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Video of her "reining"
Viddler.com - AnkyReining-Part1 - Uploaded by dressagedoc
Her rear and her rein hand are bouncing in unison, lol.

Werth and a reining guy at a demo. Werth is also bounce-bounce-bouncing with her horse's head over flexed, so it's not just Anky
Viddler.com - Isabell-Reining - Uploaded by dressagedoc
They switch horses at minute 10! Isabell's horse looked a lot happier with the cowboy on his back, lol. Werth was having a heck of time, couldn't get the horse to slide or spin and was holding on to the horn at one point, lol.
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*Watched "reining" videos*


Dear god that was painful x_X
Why is her hand like that?!
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Also, I like how on the video of the reining/dressage it took two people to bring her stirrups down and two people to hold the dressage horse while he got on.

Overkill much?
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