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  1. #1
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    Default Awesome Photo: Keen and Hilda Gurney

    Some may have forgotten how good a Thoroughbred can look at Grand Prix.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=1&theater
    Last edited by Mike Matson; Dec. 6, 2012 at 07:18 PM.
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    Love them.



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    Good horse! Love him!
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    *Bugs 5/86-3/10 OTTB Mare* RIP lovely Lady, I miss you
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    My (Half TB) mare looks JUST like that, only she's got two white socks.

    No, really!

    Trouble is that I'm no Hilda.
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    Hilda is such an incredibly effective rider. She rode my big boy at a clinic and her effect on him was almost shocking. He was a sensitive boy with big gaits, and he was mesmerized from the moment she picked up the reins-even my trainer wholeheartedly agreed she'd never seen him go better-more relaxed, balanced, full of schwung. And luckily I have it on tape

    Hilda is truly one of the greatest dressage treasures we have in the US.
    When someone shows you who they are, BELIEVE THEM.


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    The TB Sea Lord ridden by Silva Martin also looked lovely, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx8IFlknNIU here they are at 2011 PVDA R4L
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    Hard to believe that was so many decades ago now... they were an inspiration to so many, including me! (His name was Keen though, no E).
    Proud COTH lurker since 2001.


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    Amazing photo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by baylady7 View Post
    The TB Sea Lord ridden by Silva Martin also looked lovely, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx8IFlknNIU here they are at 2011 PVDA R4L
    This horse has a fascinating pedigree.
    http://www.pedigreequery.com/sea+lord3
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    Thoroughbreds are so, so elegant.
    "All top hat and no canter". *Graureiter*


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Helpus View Post
    This horse has a fascinating pedigree.
    http://www.pedigreequery.com/sea+lord3
    Wow...I'll say!



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    Wonderful photo!


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    Gives me hope that maybe one day my little TB will figure out how to do a proper medium trot! May hang that picture in his stall.


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    If that photo is from a Grand Prix test, then it would be an extended trot: no medium trot in the Grand Prix.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alicen View Post
    If that photo is from a Grand Prix test, then it would be an extended trot: no medium trot in the Grand Prix.
    I'm not aiming for Grand Prix...just a good medium in my Prelim tests. My point was Keen would inspire my horse to actually REACH a little more.


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    Quote Originally Posted by baylady7 View Post
    The TB Sea Lord ridden by Silva Martin also looked lovely, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx8IFlknNIU here they are at 2011 PVDA R4L
    Loved it!! Thanks for sharing!!!

    (Loved Keen's pic too )



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    Anyone care to educate me? Why does the left hind look so far out behind?


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    Because it is. Cool photo, too.


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    LOL. The saddle looks so tiny compared to what we see today. Although I've only heard her on video, I love Hilda's voice and way of teaching.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CFFarm View Post
    LOL. The saddle looks so tiny compared to what we see today. Although I've only heard her on video, I love Hilda's voice and way of teaching.
    Ha! Spend a week riding with her and "love" may take on a new meaning.

    I rode in a clinic with Bo Jena last week. I told my trainer that on the one hand, I wish she taught like that every day, and on the other ... I was glad she didn't.

    She said we'd all have meltdowns if she did ... and my memory went zinging back to weeks with Hilda. As a teacher she's effective partly because she takes no prisoners. She's effective as a rider, too, partly because she knows when to push and how to reward.
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