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    #21
    "...and it nerves me." He "nerves" me too.

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      #22
      The picture on his blog shows him riding with low hands and his elbows are sticking out, so his hands are probably not thumbs-up. And looks as though he may bounce out of saddle.

      Anyone know who he considers to be a good rider?

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        #23
        Originally posted by pony baloney View Post
        The picture on his blog shows him riding with low hands and his elbows are sticking out, so his hands are probably not thumbs-up. And looks as though he may bounce out of saddle.

        Anyone know who he considers to be a good rider?
        Nuno Oliveira. And only Nuno Oliveira.

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          #24
          Ummmmm.......
          Am I alone in noticing his photos accompanying the articles about the elimination of CDJ & Mount St John show a rider (head sharpied out)on a Gray horse?
          MSJ is a bay

          Maestro Facts are different than those for us regular people 
          *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
          Steppin' Out 1988-2004
          Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
          Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015

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            #25
            Originally posted by pony baloney View Post

            Anyone know who he considers to be a good rider?
            Himself.....LOL

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              #26
              Originally posted by Ghazzu View Post

              It reads like something that got run through Google translate several times...
              Nah. Even Google knows the difference between "nerves" and "unnerves", "imminent" and "eminent", "out burst" and "outburst"!

              My favorite hot take was, "Dressage should make the horse easier to ride. The most novice of beginners should be able to ride him without fear of being thrown off."

              Yup. That's what we're all aiming for. Kill the impulsion dead so that the rankest beginner doesn't have to worry about being able to sit the motion, and reduce the complex communication of aids to kick and pull so even the most novice can figure it out. It sounds like Carpathia's eventual decision to lawn dart him has made its mark on his training philosophy. If he wants beginners to be able to swing a leg over and go, he might have more luck with bicycles than half-ton athletic animals with incredible sensitivity to their riders' aids.

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                #27
                See, I think his saying eminent destruction of dressage is a wildly clever play on words to go with his diatribe
                JK.
                www.settlementfarm.us

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                  #28
                  Originally posted by dotneko View Post
                  See, I think his saying eminent destruction of dressage is a wildly clever play on words to go with his diatribe
                  JK.
                  Hahaha! Until I got to the wink and JK I was worried to see an eminently reasonable poster calling a maestro malapropism "clever"!

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                    #29
                    Originally posted by xQHDQ View Post
                    The English and grammar is too good. I bet he had someone else write it for him.
                    Did you miss the whole eminent vs imminent thing?

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                      #30
                      Cue Dressage Hub now presenting that blog as wise words... unfreakingbelievable. If SW ever actually interviewed the Maestro, even she would realize that the guy is all hot air... not a trainer, not a superb rider. He is just a dressage fan who does not believe in putting in the endless hours of work that actually makes you a top rider - along with talent. He knows better. And someone is lavishing praise on the guy on the DH FB page? I do not understand it... mentioning him in the same breath as Gerd Heuschmann is a bit much...

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                        #31
                        Originally posted by smoofox View Post
                        Cue Dressage Hub now presenting that blog as wise words... unfreakingbelievable. If SW ever actually interviewed the Maestro, even she would realize that the guy is all hot air... not a trainer, not a superb rider.
                        SW does not care what he is. They just want hits on their blog and FB page. He caused hits, so he is good to have around.

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                          #32
                          Originally posted by x-halt-salute View Post

                          Nah. Even Google knows the difference between "nerves" and "unnerves", "imminent" and "eminent", "out burst" and "outburst"!

                          My favorite hot take was, "Dressage should make the horse easier to ride. The most novice of beginners should be able to ride him without fear of being thrown off."

                          Yup. That's what we're all aiming for. Kill the impulsion dead so that the rankest beginner doesn't have to worry about being able to sit the motion, and reduce the complex communication of aids to kick and pull so even the most novice can figure it out. It sounds like Carpathia's eventual decision to lawn dart him has made its mark on his training philosophy. If he wants beginners to be able to swing a leg over and go, he might have more luck with bicycles than half-ton athletic animals with incredible sensitivity to their riders' aids.
                          You know... This puts in mind a day I had a TERRIBLE ride on my then-youngster. Pretty sure we spent more time airborne than on the ground. I got through it, but was in tears at the end of the ride. A trainer who I honestly wish I'd appreciated more at the time said, "You know, one of my trainers always told me well-behaved horses rarely go Grand Prix." Might not actually be true, but as we've gotten 3rd solidly in place and he's offered passage? I'm grateful for the encouragement NOT to give up. He's a tricky little thing, but he's sensitive, forward, and tries harder than I could ever ask him to. If I ask for a little, he's offering 50% more. Our first passage was me asking for a little more collection in the trot, and next thing I know he's offering passage! You will NEVER get a beginner on this horse. Ever.

                          Nor would I imagine you could truly get a beginner on most upper level horses. They're too used to responding crisply to thinks that a beginner doesn't even comprehend they can control. It's like handing a 15yo who just got their permit the keys to a Ferrari.
                          Proud member of the Snort and Blow Clique

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                            #33
                            Originally posted by pony baloney View Post
                            The picture on his blog shows him riding with low hands and his elbows are sticking out, so his hands are probably not thumbs-up. And looks as though he may bounce out of saddle.

                            Anyone know who he considers to be a good rider?
                            Himself.

                            He rides very defensively, sometimes nearing fetal.
                            No core, no control of independent body parts. Stiff.
                            But then, proper riding comes from dedication, and hardwork and takes years to develop, and then recapture when one hasn't been riding...
                            Yo/Yousolong April 23rd, 1985- April 15th, 2014

                            http://notesfromadogwalker.com/2012/...m-a-sanctuary/

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                              #34
                              Originally posted by Angela Freda View Post

                              Himself.

                              He rides very defensively, sometimes nearing fetal.
                              No core, no control of independent body parts. Stiff.
                              But then, proper riding comes from dedication, and hardwork and takes years to develop, and then recapture when one hasn't been riding...
                              Not to mention his flopping up and down on the horse's back like a sack of potatoes with every stride....hardly the "still and quiet" rider he lauds.

                              He wouldn't last ten strides of extended trot on any GP horse before getting bounced right out of the tack. (Neither would I, but the difference is that I don't pretend any differently).

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                                #35
                                Originally posted by pony baloney View Post
                                The picture on his blog shows him riding with low hands and his elbows are sticking out, so his hands are probably not thumbs-up. And looks as though he may bounce out of saddle.
                                It's okay! HE'S WEARING A BLUE RIBBON!
                                "I am but a passenger on this ship"
                                -- Stendal (epitaph)

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                                  #36
                                  Originally posted by MyssMyst View Post

                                  You know... This puts in mind a day I had a TERRIBLE ride on my then-youngster. Pretty sure we spent more time airborne than on the ground. I got through it, but was in tears at the end of the ride. A trainer who I honestly wish I'd appreciated more at the time said, "You know, one of my trainers always told me well-behaved horses rarely go Grand Prix." Might not actually be true, but as we've gotten 3rd solidly in place and he's offered passage? I'm grateful for the encouragement NOT to give up. He's a tricky little thing, but he's sensitive, forward, and tries harder than I could ever ask him to. If I ask for a little, he's offering 50% more. Our first passage was me asking for a little more collection in the trot, and next thing I know he's offering passage! You will NEVER get a beginner on this horse. Ever.

                                  Nor would I imagine you could truly get a beginner on most upper level horses. They're too used to responding crisply to thinks that a beginner doesn't even comprehend they can control. It's like handing a 15yo who just got their permit the keys to a Ferrari.
                                  Putting a beginner on an upper level dressage horse is the same as a person being given a keyboard to a computer and pressing both hands on all the keys at once.

                                  They don't know what buttons they are pressing and you don't know how the horse will react to its total confusion.
                                  It is better to ride 5 minutes a day than it is to ride 35 minutes on a Sunday.

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                                    #37
                                    Originally posted by emipou View Post

                                    It's okay! HE'S WEARING A BLUE RIBBON!
                                    Iirc that horse in his pic was already trained to Second, and he touted the accomplishment of showing it at like TL and then winning some year end award, ... leaving out that technically at that level, as an adult, he was his only competition... go figure.
                                    Someone correct me if I've muddled that, it's been a while since considering his accomplishments.
                                    Yo/Yousolong April 23rd, 1985- April 15th, 2014

                                    http://notesfromadogwalker.com/2012/...m-a-sanctuary/

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                                      #38
                                      Makes my day when Carl Hester laughs at The Maestro.

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                                        #39
                                        Originally posted by smoofox View Post
                                        Cue Dressage Hub now presenting that blog as wise words... unfreakingbelievable. If SW ever actually interviewed the Maestro, even she would realize that the guy is all hot air... not a trainer, not a superb rider. He is just a dressage fan who does not believe in putting in the endless hours of work that actually makes you a top rider - along with talent. He knows better. And someone is lavishing praise on the guy on the DH FB page? I do not understand it... mentioning him in the same breath as Gerd Heuschmann is a bit much...
                                        She knows exactly what he is like. Also knows he is click-bait gold and will drive her numbers up. Plus his weird rant apparently (in her mind) supports her bizarre claims that judges gave Brittany Fraser higher marks because she was pregnant, or that the PanAm judges read her nasty little Facebook page and stopped awarding biased marks to their countrymen because of her comments. Seems like there’s plenty of delusion and self-aggrandizement to go around.

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                                          #40
                                          Originally posted by MyssMyst View Post

                                          You know... This puts in mind a day I had a TERRIBLE ride on my then-youngster. Pretty sure we spent more time airborne than on the ground. I got through it, but was in tears at the end of the ride. A trainer who I honestly wish I'd appreciated more at the time said, "You know, one of my trainers always told me well-behaved horses rarely go Grand Prix." Might not actually be true, but as we've gotten 3rd solidly in place and he's offered passage? I'm grateful for the encouragement NOT to give up. He's a tricky little thing, but he's sensitive, forward, and tries harder than I could ever ask him to. If I ask for a little, he's offering 50% more. Our first passage was me asking for a little more collection in the trot, and next thing I know he's offering passage! You will NEVER get a beginner on this horse. Ever.

                                          Nor would I imagine you could truly get a beginner on most upper level horses. They're too used to responding crisply to thinks that a beginner doesn't even comprehend they can control. It's like handing a 15yo who just got their permit the keys to a Ferrari.
                                          Even my 22-year-old saint of a PSG schoolmaster could not be ridden by a beginner. That is perhaps the most out of touch of his many ludicrous comments.

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