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  • #21
    I agree Nadine's score was quite low. The horse was lovely.

    How in the world did the Japanese rider get a 59? She walked between trot transitions in the corners... her canter work saved her, I guess. She clearly was not riding at an Olympic level. The horse seemed rather a nice packer, however.

    I was surprised at Heath Ryans score of 62 ... the horse was a little behind the bit but it wasn't that bad. Perhaps I missed something ... he was flicking his hind feet out in a strange way.

    I was enthralled by the Portugese rider on the black stallion .... oooh. So much eye candy early in the AM!

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    • #22
      Originally posted by Lamma70 View Post
      Heath Ryan with Australia is in the ring now...he used to event apparently.
      Still does - he fell at Rolex last year and broke I think a collarbone? and then went and won a CDI in Sydney the next weekend. Heath is well known for his strong opinions, generosity, and riding umpteen horses at the top levels of both eventing and dressage. He rode very quietly today, looked nervous.

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      • #23
        I'm more of an eventing sort, but watching this is quite enjoyable.

        If the horses are not lame behind (and a few of them certainly look that way to me), what is making their push-offs uneven?

        BTW -- I can't tell. Did they settle the issue of the Jumbotron one way or the other?
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        • #24
          Originally posted by fernie fox View Post
          It's driving me nuts.

          I really like to see the walk.


          The judging is great, the subdued rides are not getting such good marks.

          I really feel for the first rider[horse was Nadine],He did deserve a much higher score.

          I love the camera angle on some of the movements,I am surprised at the uneven push from behind on a few of these horse.

          They are not lame by any means,just uneven.

          JMHO.
          What struck me the most is the fact that so many riders are already tired and sweating half way the test. As i stated before the horses seem to have adapted the temperatures and humidity much quicker than the riders

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          • #25
            The IM commentator for NBC said Ryan was the assistant coach for the Austrailian silver medal eventing team this year.

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            • #26
              announcer

              Is the guy that is announcing the same guy that does the horse show here in the US, mainly the hunter/jumper shows, in Wellington and Tampa etc? Just sounds very familiar. What is his name?

              Go USA... Good luck Courtney!!!
              Lori
              Fly Teddy Fly!
              Connemara's Rock!
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              • #27
                I thought that the score for the Japanese rider was pretty generous. She did have a very nice seat though, and I'm sure has lots of potential for improvement. A shame about Leslie's test. I thought she roder like a genius given how freaked out the horse was. Does anyone know if he really used to be a jumper? I can't imagine anyone in their right mind would buy a Jazz son for a jumper.
                My favorite horse so far has been Floresco. He could be more active behind, but what a lovely ridable looking horse and beautifully ridden as well.
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                  #28
                  Originally posted by TeddyRocks View Post
                  Is the guy that is announcing the same guy that does the horse show here in the US, mainly the hunter/jumper shows, in Wellington and Tampa etc? Just sounds very familiar. What is his name?

                  Go USA... Good luck Courtney!!!
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                  • #29
                    Originally posted by Forte View Post
                    A shame about Leslie's test. I thought she roder like a genius given how freaked out the horse was. Does anyone know if he really used to be a jumper? I can't imagine anyone in their right mind would buy a Jazz son for a jumper.
                    The CBC commentators stated that Orion was a former jumper.

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                    • #30
                      Originally posted by TeddyRocks View Post
                      Is the guy that is announcing the same guy that does the horse show here in the US, mainly the hunter/jumper shows, in Wellington and Tampa etc? Just sounds very familiar. What is his name?

                      Go USA... Good luck Courtney!!!
                      Are you talking about Peter Doubleday?
                      Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. Dalai Lama

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                      • #31
                        Originally posted by Kwill View Post
                        I agree Nadine's score was quite low. The horse was lovely.

                        Nadine? I thought she was in the second group - i.e., rides tomorrow.

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                        • #32
                          Clearwater was uneven in the half passes but i think he is just in a very bad mood and against the hand, it was not his best.

                          I haven't seen a lame horse yet, but I think the riders are really struggling with the venue, I think there is no ventilation, the distractions, it looks horrid in there... and I haven't seen anyone have a pleasant ride yet.

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                          • #33
                            Clearwater... very cute

                            Liked Anne Van Olst's horse, Clearwater... VERY cute boy... But only scored a 67%... HUH? I didn't see the first ride but I thought that would have been closer to 69 or even 70%. What di I know.
                            Lori
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                            • #34
                              Originally posted by slc2 View Post
                              Clearwater was uneven in the half passes but i think he is just in a very bad mood and against the hand, it was not his best.

                              I haven't seen a lame horse yet, but I think the riders are really struggling with the venue, I think there is no ventilation, the distractions, it looks horrid in there... and I haven't seen anyone have a pleasant ride yet.
                              I thought the venue was supposed to be so great?
                              Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. Dalai Lama

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                              • #35
                                it appears to be situated down in a natural depression or bowl so i doubt there is much air movement at all. all the riders are fit yet they look completely done in. and there is the tv.

                                boblet will have a better test i think.

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                                • #36
                                  Clearly my plain straight-across browband is passe! Will need to go buy a droopy one.

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                                  • #37
                                    Originally posted by TeddyRocks View Post
                                    Liked Anne Van Olst's horse, Clearwater... VERY cute boy... But only scored a 67%... HUH? I didn't see the first ride but I thought that would have been closer to 69 or even 70%. What di I know.
                                    You are right, but this has to do with the fact that the judges have set their marks 3% to low with Happy and Nadine.

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                                    • #38
                                      Originally posted by slc2 View Post
                                      it appears to be situated down in a natural depression or bowl so i doubt there is much air movement at all. all the riders are fit yet they look completely done in. and there is the tv.

                                      boblet will have a better test i think.
                                      Yikes I feel for them I hate humidity Hope they are drinking tons of water.
                                      Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. Dalai Lama

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                                      • #39
                                        Originally posted by freestyle2music View Post
                                        You are right, but this has to do with the fact that the judges have set their marks 3% to low with Happy and Nadine.
                                        Who knows maybe they are seeing something that can't be seen on a tv or labtop?
                                        Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. Dalai Lama

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                                        • #40
                                          Ok everyone close your eyes take a deep breath and say a little prayer for Courtney & Mythilus.

                                          GO USA!!!
                                          Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. Dalai Lama

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