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Horses you are drooling over

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    I've only had a chance to see a tiny fraction from yesterday, but Ingrid Klimke's horse!!!! Wow. I'd like him in my barn any day of the week.

    What horse "grabs" you so far?

  • #2

    I am just watching the cross country now, and didn't see Mark Todd's dressage test, but something about Gandalf jumps at me. He looks like he is just loping around a hunter pace. I want him...


    • #3
      I liked Gandalf, too. I love the way he runs with his ears flat against the back of his head, like a big dog!


      • #4
        I love Rock Model (Vittoria Pannizzo from Italy's horse), and I also think Cappa Hill is beautiful...it must be that tail!


        • #5
          The Big Grey

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          • #6
            Absolutely MARIUS!


            • #7
              Sucker for OTTBs

              Madison Park and Corageous Comet are two of my faves.
              "look deep into his pedigree. Look for the name of a one-of-a-kind horse who lends to his kin a fierce tenacity, a will of iron, a look of eagles. Look & know that Slew is still very much with us."


              • #8
                Gazelle de la brasserie


                • #9
                  Madison Park is ALWAYS a favorite, Rock Model, and there was a horse, the last rider of the first half of day 1 in dressage...A french mare (I think the rider was on the french team) she was dark chesnut. Absolutely stunning to me. They had a really really nice test, but they missed a half circle so they got two penalty points. Anyone remember who that was?


                  • #10
                    Marius, Gandolf, and the Polish horse that I can't think of the name of
                    "IT'S NOT THE MOUNTAIN WE CONQUER, BUT OURSELVES." SIR EDMUND HILLARYMember of the "Someone Special To Me Serves In The Military" Clique


                    • #11
                      Watching Marius was just incredible - I also loved watching Megan Jones and her 'boy' -
                      Perfection is not attainable, but when we chase perfection, we can catch excellence - Vince Lombardi



                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 2boys View Post
                        I am just watching the cross country now, and didn't see Mark Todd's dressage test, but something about Gandalf jumps at me. He looks like he is just loping around a hunter pace. I want him...
                        I know! I just love the way he moves, and his cute head shake on course. I noticed Mark was definitely under pace for CC, so I wondered if there was a reason why Mark was holding him back. How experienced is he? I just love that long loping canter stride and I ride H/J so he would suit me fine
                        Love my "Slow-T T B"
                        2010 OTTB, Dixie Union x Dash for Money


                        • #13
                          I've been too wussy to jump for (ahem) decades, but I swear I'd get on Gandalf and go over a few!
                          Ring the bells that still can ring
                          Forget your perfect offering
                          There is a crack in everything
                          That's how the light gets in.


                          • #14
                            I adored Russian rider Valery Martyshev's horse Kinzhal. He struggled around the course, with in my opinion little guidance, and but seemed mostly unfazed by it. And gorgeous to boot. I believe he's a TB stallion, which just adds to his appeal for me.

                            I missed his dressage test, which is supposedly not that good. Earlier today I was able to stream the entire Day2 dressage and Day3 cross country but am having trouble locating it now?


                            • #15
                              Tough choice. They are ALL amazing athletes!! I thought Ingrid's mount was pretty amazing.


                              • #16
                                Passat. He hasn't done that great so far but he sure looks pretty doing it! I think he's the Polish horse?

                                ETA: Nope. Not Poland. BLR. Is that Belarus?
                                Last edited by Seven-up; Aug. 12, 2008, 06:36 AM.


                                • #17
                                  Gandalf and Butt Leon (GER) could both live in my barn anytime


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by equest View Post
                                    I noticed Mark was definitely under pace for CC, so I wondered if there was a reason why Mark was holding him back. How experienced is he?
                                    Gandalf is relatively inexperienced - he'll be right on track for London 2012 - and Mark essentially got a feel for the course to relay back to team members. While I have read reports he sacrificed any individual medal chances to help the team, I don't believe he was in individual medal contention. I still consider him a legend though!!


                                    • #19
                                      I WANT Comet. Do you think he'd be happy dinking around the 3' hunters?


                                      • #20
                                        Notice how many grays? I think people, besides me, fell in love with the French horse, tres beau Galan de Sauvagere at Athens and now 4 years later: lots of grays!

                                        So sad Galan could not compete this time.