I saw her, and yes, I will back up your description of her. She had GREAT movement. His method of relaxing and stretching them out and then picking them up for work really seems to work!
Did you see him ride his stallion Galant in the 3:30 seminar? Amazingly relaxed. From piaffe and passage to walking on the buckle in one step. No tenseness what-so-ever. Great to see very happy horses looking so good.
I was at a clinic at apple knowl farm in new england last weekend and I thought the results where wonderfull!!!
There was also talk on this board that Furst Fabio was sold to Hubertus Schmidt , He said he still has him, and is doing great!!!!
I was also at the CRDA clinic at Apple Knoll and at the banquet afterward and there was no mention of him having sponsor troubles. Actually he mentioned how appreciative he was of many people like her.
And yes jiggles, I thought the clinic was great too. Very refreshing to see someone tell it like it is and push riders. I think quite a few of the auditors were not impressed, but the riders all agreed that they enjoyed their experience.
From when I last chatted to him (November, so things could have changed) Fabio was distinctly off market, and he was anxiously awaiting his arrival.
Kelly It is rare to see a rider who is truly passionate about the horse and his training, taking a profound interest in dressage with self-abnegation, and making this extraordinarily subtle work one of the dominant motivations of his life.\"
I was at the clinic and the CRDA dinner where Cesar spoke. I had a wonderful day and enjoyed his sense of humor and his honesty. He was able to get all the horses to relax and do good long and low work with the hindquarters engaged. Every horse improved. It was such a joy to see.
I agree, I was also at both the clinic and the dinner it was very nice to see the horse's relax!! I knew some of the horse's and to me they seemed much more through and swinging.
BUT, THERE IS ALWAY'S A BUT!!! REG TRAINER DOES NOT AGREE WITH THE METHOD!!!!! TO LOW ETC, ETC,ETC!!!!
Please excuse the spelling if it is wrong (sorry)
I have AGAIN heard that Parra has lost his ride on all of Horses Unlimited's horses.
This is an unsubstantiated rumour at best but who knows, sometimes when you hear things a few times from different sources there might be some truth behind the rumour.
If it's so that would be a pretty tough blow for him, although he's got some nice horses of his own it remains to be seen if he can afford the top-dollar, push-button, ready-made rides that his sponsor bought for him over the years.
That being said I would not be too surprised if he got another sponsor pretty soon to fill her shoues, he's got quite a following.
whatever happened I wonder! They were so close!!
Anyone know? He actually was or is in the process of getting his US passport so he could compete for the US, so that would probably be a plus for his (now) ex-sponsor, you would think.
Someone should start a new thread about this..
Nine horses he had from H. Unlimited!!
That will be a hole in the books.
Why have you not heard from Dressage Daily and/or Eurodressage?
Because Parra is a client and they are probably busy figuring out how to place some type of "positive" spin on this disaster for the good doc.