Really great ride, but... a lot of broken neck line and behind the vertical. The poll should be the highest point, not the neck. A proper position of the neck (also notice how he is only using the snaffle rein): http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_XJPVbyyr-o...formyspace.jpg
And the extensions were stiff. I am concerned that this horse is ridden with a heavy hand because of the stiffness and the way it halts at the beginning (WAY behind the verticle tucked in) many rollkur horses move the same way and hold their heads the same way as this one. I am slowly losing my faith in these 'top dressage riders' of today. Shame on the dressage judges of today if you ask me.
Edward Gal doing an extended trot: http://www.dressuurstal.be/Dressuur/...tion_Lingh.jpg
That isn't an extended trot, that is tense stepping, 'toe flicking'. Where the hell is the hind? The parallels of the front and hind are nowhere near the same, which is what they should be.