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    So gorgeous. Thanks for posting. And no, I would not want to be riding in that warm up!
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    Oh, yeah. Thanks for the link! He is really something, and I love the rider too.

    I saw this video a few days ago and couldn't find it again and could not spell "Langehanenberg" (I'll just refer to her as Helen L).

    Here's their 86.77% freestyle last fall (ride was posted here before, but I missed it).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woJhn__TKfo

    Helen was trained by Ingrid Klimke and I guess there was some falling out with the horse's owner, leaving Helen with the ride.


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    Absolutely fantastic stallion. Has sired some impressive offspring as well!



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    Nice!!! Love how "rideable" he seems. From her comment in the first video it sounds like large crowds don't frighten him, he loves the attention. The music fits really well.
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    he's such an elegant horse despite his size. Just really enjoyed watching him go.



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    That ride looked so much more fluid and powerful than some of the more recent dressage competition styles have been.

    Really nice horse and rider.


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    I love this stallion! what a lovely pair..
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    Nice ride!
    Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.



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    The proof of correct, quality basic training.
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    The proof of correct, quality basic training.
    He is also a true representant of his breeding, being by Donnerhall, and out of a Rubinstein mare.
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    But ... he POOPED in the ring, right before the piaffe. Think of the footing! The arena owner must be furious.
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    What a lovely horse, beautifully ridden



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    Quote Originally Posted by katarine View Post
    he's such an elegant horse despite his size. Just really enjoyed watching him go.
    What an odd comment. Most smaller horses are elegant imho. It's the big horses that struggle with it. Really, elegant despite his perfectly normal size?


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    LOL,You had to take umbrage with something, didn't you? Took almost a week for someone to find something to be pissy about. That may be a record on the Dressage forum.

    Without researching a darned thing, finding out exactly to the cm how tall he actually is...he looked larger than average to me. And he looks lovely. So I said so. To my eye at a glance, he looks to be larger than 16.2 or so, which in my world, is a big horse. So I said so.

    Really.

    So, how tall is he?


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    If you talk to breeders they do not like him because he is too small. It has been said many times.


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    So you don't know either, eh?


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    Quote Originally Posted by katarine View Post
    LOL,You had to take umbrage with something, didn't you? Took almost a week for someone to find something to be pissy about. That may be a record on the Dressage forum.

    Without researching a darned thing, finding out exactly to the cm how tall he actually is...he looked larger than average to me. And he looks lovely. So I said so. To my eye at a glance, he looks to be larger than 16.2 or so, which in my world, is a big horse. So I said so.

    Really.

    So, how tall is he?
    According to the Superior Equine Sires website, he is 16.1. I absolutely love him, and if his semen weren't so expensive I would breed to him in a heartbeat, as would others I know.
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    Thank you! I went looking and didn't find any data. Thank you again.

    He is obviously tall enough to be seen coming down the centerline


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    Quote Originally Posted by Perfect Pony View Post
    If you talk to breeders they do not like him because he is too small. It has been said many times.
    Slightly OT but I think you've highlighted a very interesting disconnect between some breeders and many riders. I hear more amateurs who say they like a big horse (although I think that is changing) but just about every professional I know MUCH prefers a smaller horse - 15.3 - 16.2 - to the 17+ hand monsters we see sometimes. They are easier to collect, often much more athletic, and a whole lot less work to get them to FEI than a big behemoth. IMO Damon Hill is exactly the type and size stallion I would want to breed to if I'm trying to produce an FEI horse. I'm not in contact with a ton of breeders but I do think they are recognizing this and the trend is moving toward breeding for a smaller dressage horse.


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