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    Default Incredible incredible horse

    this is a link to video of Quaterback, a sensation at Verden and now at Oldenburg, in the Althengstparade

    thank you, EBT!

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    WOOHAA!! that is some kind of horse- now who gets to be the guinea pig to train this thing??? Just trying to collect him seems like a major balancing act...but WOW again for the trot and canter- does he have a walk too??



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    from www.eurodressage.com
    (and a BIG thank you to Astrid for great coverage of Oldenburg Stallion Days)

    <<Rider Christian Flamm just had to sit back and relax in the saddle of this super star. He's a stunner, he can walk, trot and canter. When Flamm collects Quaterback's trot, he goes into the most natural passage. What's the source of all this success? Poetin's dam Poesie. Quaterback is by Quaterman (by Quando Quando) out of Brandenburger x Brentano II. His grand dam is Poesie, who produced world champions Poetin and Sandro Hit. >>

    earlier this year, at Verden (he's still ONLY THREE YEARS OLD)

    Quaterback received 9.50 for trot - 10.00 for canter - 7.50 for walk- 9.50 for conformation - 9.00 for overall impression and 10 from both guest rider judges



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    The horse is a show off.



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    Quote Originally Posted by YoungFilly View Post
    The horse is a show off.
    of course- he's got balls...LOL! you could breed one of your ladies to him...



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    Wow...I've seen saddlebreds with less knee action than he has at that trot. I guess he is the ultimate dressage mover but a trot like that just doesn't seem natural. I would really like to see how well he can collect also.



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    WOW!

    DB - notice they used music from Spirit: Stallion of Cimarron during some of the trot sequences?

    Oops - I mean during the canter sequences....



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    Looks like the Micheal Jordan of the equine world - can we say AIR TIME!
    Wow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mao View Post
    WOW!

    DB - notice they used music from Spirit: Stallion of Cimarron during some of the trot sequences?

    Oops - I mean during the canter sequences....
    No I missed that...had the volume turned off! That is good music and I'm not surprised to see it used. I really want to put a freestyle together with it someday.

    Don't take my earlier comments wrong...he is a lovely uber horse...but I like more all arounders who can do more than just dressage and those gaits were never meant to be ridden outside of a nice arena. It will be neat to see how far he goes in his training.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Daydream Believer View Post
    No I missed that...had the volume turned off! That is good music and I'm not surprised to see it used. I really want to put a freestyle together with it someday.

    Don't take my earlier comments wrong...he is a lovely uber horse...but I like more all arounders who can do more than just dressage and those gaits were never meant to be ridden outside of a nice arena. It will be neat to see how far he goes in his training.
    DB - have to agree.

    I'm trying to imagine him moseying down the trail... we'd all be screaming "Watch out for that treeeeeee.....! SPLAT!" ala George of the Jungle.

    And I can just picture my horses eyeballing him in horror, 'WTF mate? What's wrong with you?'

    LOL!!!!

    Seriously though - that is one seriously spectacular horse!



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    As I'm sure many of the dressage afficionados would agree, I have no clue what I'm talking about () but that horse is just incredible.
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    Absolutely gorgeous. I did notice though that the rider seemed quite cautious on the lengthings, or was it my imagination that he asked for them?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mao View Post
    And I can just picture my horses eyeballing him in horror, 'WTF mate? What's wrong with you?'
    That is so true!



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    That stallion is 3 years old, and that was quite an electric atmosphere which probably would have melted more than one older horse. I think the rider did a fabulous job, and I think the horse was amazing in movement and temperament, especially for his age and the conditions.

    Very cool video - thanks for posting!



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    Wow. That is all I can say.

    That, and ...

    I don't think I could sit his trot correctly in a million years!



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    "merrygoround
    Absolutely gorgeous. I did notice though that the rider seemed quite cautious on the lengthings, or was it my imagination that he asked for them?"

    The horse is 3 and if you were on a 3 yea old in front of a roaring crowd I Imagine we would all be cautious ;-)


    LOL

    what a cool mover
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    As big as his trot is, it has a lot of loft and suspension and looks like a soft landing. His rider doesn't move in the saddle. He actually looks pretty easy to sit, like bouncing on a big marshmallow. Big trots don't have to be jarring.
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    Default Poesie is a great mare but she can't have all the credit.

    His grand dam is Poesie, who produced world champions Poetin and Sandro Hit.
    Not quite right. Lorretta, an incredible mare, produced the stallions Diamond Hit, Royal Hit and Sandro Hit.

    Thanks for posting the video Canyonoak. Super horse.
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    My mare has that same canter - but we're still working on getting her trot better.
    Sandy in Fla.



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    I'm guessing his trot is easy to sit--just so long as the rider can do what Christian Flamm does (hahahahahahah):

    manage to keep the schwung, the carrying behind, the rhythm, the balance, the focus.

    what makes this horse incredible is precisely that he moves max through all his joints AND stays supple.

    Now the canter...that looks like it takes a LOT of following hips.

    and Im guessing that he is fine on hacks--or as fine as a 3 year old stallion can be.



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