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    Originally posted by MyssMyst View Post

    ETA: Someone posted his scores on dressage detective and his funky chicken video... Those posts are gone now...

    They are still there


    Airborne? Oh. Yes, he can take a joke. Once. After that, the joke's on you.

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      The simple fact that he believed that sweet little mare was in any way, shape, or form ready to show 3rd or 4th level at a recognized show reveals just how distorted his idea/understanding of "correct" dressage really is.
      "Horses are too spency!" - Mom

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        Originally posted by LiberalSnowflake View Post
        Well, he did offer her momentary congratulations on her slight improvement as a rider, but then, as soon as people started to question his comment, he deleted it. Of course.
        Hahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BWAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!!! Oh. my. God. THANK you for posting this!!!
        Proud member of the Colbert Dressage Nation

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          Humor from my introduction to the maestro.

          Since this site apparently blurs images terribly... first image text:
          When someone has won as many championship as Anky, trained as many champions as Sjef Jensen, or trained a horse like Totilas, then that person can bash others training methods. Until that happens, people need to open the mind and educate themselves. Hyperflex does not hurt the horse one bit if done the right way. All the data against it is propaganda produced by the mass of the uneducated and unpracticed.

          Anyone wanting to bring up some of the great masters and how they would feel about it, please look into (and i have photos to prove it):

          Herbert Rehibein
          Nuno Oliveria
          Baucher
          Gen.Decarpentry
          Bent Lunquist
          Harry Bolt
          Willy Shuthieste

          If it was such a harmful thing, these great masters would not have practiced it, nor would they have gotten the results.




          And number two:

          there's nothing wrong with see-sawing. We ALL do it dont we? We might just use our finger but we ALL do it. If we didnt the horse wouldnt get round. Oh sure theres half halts and constant contact with the outside while pulling releasing inside, but the fastest way is right left really fast.
          I call it talking to the mouth but the great Nuno Oliveria called it " indications". In fact I can quote him on it:

          "The best way to round your horse on the bit, is a thousand indications with your fingers"
          - Reflections Of Equestrian Art

          I will also take the Liberty in quoting him once again in saying to his life long people and stepdaughter Bettina Drummond:
          "You must do whatever it takes to free the horse of his constrictions, no matter how unconventional or unpopular"
          Last edited by netg; Feb. 2, 2020, 03:40 PM.
          If Kim Kardashian wants to set up a gofundme to purchase the Wu Tang album from Martin Shkreli, guess what people you DON'T HAVE TO DONATE.
          -meupatdoes

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            Originally posted by AnotherRound View Post


            They are still there

            No the replies to his comment about Charlotte that contained the scores and video were removed.
            Proud member of the Snort and Blow Clique

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              Originally posted by netg View Post
              Humor from my introduction to the maestro.
              Yup... I think people would actually like to see NP astride a horse showing that he can actually ride properly before accepting carte blanche his categorical statements of who and who not is actually qualified to criticize his technique. He needs to “get out of the corner” so to speak.

              I remember my first school horse. An amazing Appaloosa. He was well schooled, but had a mind of his own and had a whole bag to tricks to get out of work. A very kind and gentle soul. A gentleman who had been around the block, had seen everything, and was well versed in avoidance. I was totally green. Anyway, first time I rode him he put me a corner. I asked my coach what was wrong with this horse? She very discretely told me that I needed to really learn how to ride and ask properly. Otherwise, he owned the ride and not me. I learned to ride by learning to ride him!

              Anyways, long story short, I eventually owned that amazing appie until we had to say good bye. Fundamentally he taught me a lot about horses and riding...far more than what you can learn traditionally. And that is what is missing from NP’s story. It is all about **him** and **what he has trained** and **how he trains**. Nothing about what horses have taught him.

              Chevy reminds me of my beloved app. A vey kind and forgiving soul that would soldier through the silly things the human asked even if the human thought it was Grand Prix. In the mind of the horse, the faster you indulge the human in his fantasies, the faster you can get out to the pasture and be with your friends, or get your supper...whatever. Gotta love an appie.

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                Originally posted by Dee-Vee View Post

                Yup... I think people would actually like to see NP astride a horse showing that he can actually ride properly before accepting carte blanche his categorical statements of who and who not is actually qualified to criticize his technique. He needs to “get out of the corner” so to speak.

                I remember my first school horse. An amazing Appaloosa. He was well schooled, but had a mind of his own and had a whole bag to tricks to get out of work. A very kind and gentle soul. A gentleman who had been around the block, had seen everything, and was well versed in avoidance. I was totally green. Anyway, first time I rode him he put me a corner. I asked my coach what was wrong with this horse? She very discretely told me that I needed to really learn how to ride and ask properly. Otherwise, he owned the ride and not me. I learned to ride by learning to ride him!

                Anyways, long story short, I eventually owned that amazing appie until we had to say good bye. Fundamentally he taught me a lot about horses and riding...far more than what you can learn traditionally. And that is what is missing from NP’s story. It is all about **him** and **what he has trained** and **how he trains**. Nothing about what horses have taught him.

                Chevy reminds me of my beloved app. A vey kind and forgiving soul that would soldier through the silly things the human asked even if the human thought it was Grand Prix. In the mind of the horse, the faster you indulge the human in his fantasies, the faster you can get out to the pasture and be with your friends, or get your supper...whatever. Gotta love an appie.
                We’ve seen videos of him riding. Not just the “Grand Prix” movements on Chevy but also his attempts at 3rd or 4th Level tests on Carpathia.

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                  Can you post those links to Carpathia please? She sounds like a saint.

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                    Originally posted by netg View Post
                    Humor from my introduction to the maestro.
                    The pics are too small to read. Is it possible to copy and paste the quote? I'm quite curious. :-)
                    "Horses are too spency!" - Mom

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                      Originally posted by Smthn_Like_Olivia View Post

                      The pics are too small to read. Is it possible to copy and paste the quote? I'm quite curious. :-)
                      They're fine on my phone but apparently COTH renders images completely blurred. Just copied and pasted the text.
                      If Kim Kardashian wants to set up a gofundme to purchase the Wu Tang album from Martin Shkreli, guess what people you DON'T HAVE TO DONATE.
                      -meupatdoes

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                        Originally posted by netg View Post

                        They're fine on my phone but apparently COTH renders images completely blurred. Just copied and pasted the text.
                        Thanks! And wow...that was...something else...
                        "Horses are too spency!" - Mom

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                          Originally posted by Tarlo Farm View Post
                          Can you post those links to Carpathia please? She sounds like a saint.
                          I’m sure the videos have long gone “poof” but might be somewhere in the NP vs USDF judges thread. The photos still exist though and they tell the story. https://pawsandrewind.smugmug.com/Eq...ace-Carpathia/

                          The horse did seem like a saintly type. Clearly willing and patient. From her muscling, movement and self carriage, one would think she was performing a pleasant Training level test, or even giving First a go. I’ve seen worse at those levels. The problem was that NP entered her at Third and Fourth, scoring in the low 40s and kicking off another odd Nick rant in which he claimed there was a conspiracy against him cooked up by COTH posters who bribed the judges...or something like that.

                          The fact that he can’t tell from looking his own photos and videos why his tests received those scores tells you everything you need to know about his level of expertise.

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                            I recall seeing him riding one of the upper level tests (3rd or 4th level) on a brief video he, himself posted. The purpose was to show how unfair the scoring was.

                            One of the stand-out, very poorly executed movements was the giant 10 meter circles.

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                              Originally posted by BigMama1 View Post
                              I’m sure the videos have long gone “poof” but might be somewhere in the NP vs USDF judges thread. The photos still exist though and they tell the story. https://pawsandrewind.smugmug.com/Eq...ace-Carpathia/

                              The horse did seem like a saintly type. Clearly willing and patient. From her muscling, movement and self carriage, one would think she was performing a pleasant Training level test, or even giving First a go. I’ve seen worse at those levels. The problem was that NP entered her at Third and Fourth, scoring in the low 40s and kicking off another odd Nick rant in which he claimed there was a conspiracy against him cooked up by COTH posters who bribed the judges...or something like that.

                              The fact that he can’t tell from looking his own photos and videos why his tests received those scores tells you everything you need to know about his level of expertise.
                              The braids, standing up every which way, done up with white tape......
                              The halfseat at the canter....
                              The chair seat.....

                              Oh my...

                              Someone remind me, what was the lapel pin again? A US Flag?
                              Yo/Yousolong April 23rd, 1985- April 15th, 2014

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

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                                Originally posted by Tarlo Farm View Post
                                Can you post those links to Carpathia please? She sounds like a saint.
                                Here is Carpathia:

                                Nick teaching the piaffe (240 views) :

                                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S44jVunhkCs

                                How Nick rides a spooky horse (321 views):

                                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eTO8BFMJ3E

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                                  Originally posted by Joanne View Post
                                  I recall seeing him riding one of the upper level tests (3rd or 4th level) on a brief video he, himself posted. The purpose was to show how unfair the scoring was.

                                  One of the stand-out, very poorly executed movements was the giant 10 meter circles.
                                  Yes, how they were 20 meter circles or more. He explained that the horse wasn't ready to do 10 meter circles, so they did 20 meter circles because those were the ones she could do well, and the judge should recognize that he was showing the horse at the level of her ability and reward that, instead of him trying to make her do 10 meter circles she wasn't ready for. No lie. He said that.
                                  Airborne? Oh. Yes, he can take a joke. Once. After that, the joke's on you.

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                                    Originally posted by netg View Post
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                                    Humor from my introduction to the maestro.

                                    Since this site apparently blurs images terribly... first image text:
                                    When someone has won as many championship as Anky, trained as many champions as Sjef Jensen, or trained a horse like Totilas, then that person can bash others training methods. Until that happens, people need to open the mind and educate themselves. Hyperflex does not hurt the horse one bit if done the right way. All the data against it is propaganda produced by the mass of the uneducated and unpracticed.

                                    Anyone wanting to bring up some of the great masters and how they would feel about it, please look into (and i have photos to prove it):

                                    Herbert Rehibein
                                    Nuno Oliveria
                                    Baucher
                                    Gen.Decarpentry
                                    Bent Lunquist
                                    Harry Bolt
                                    Willy Shuthieste

                                    If it was such a harmful thing, these great masters would not have practiced it, nor would they have gotten the results.




                                    And number two:

                                    there's nothing wrong with see-sawing. We ALL do it dont we? We might just use our finger but we ALL do it. If we didnt the horse wouldnt get round. Oh sure theres half halts and constant contact with the outside while pulling releasing inside, but the fastest way is right left really fast.
                                    I call it talking to the mouth but the great Nuno Oliveria called it " indications". In fact I can quote him on it:

                                    "The best way to round your horse on the bit, is a thousand indications with your fingers"
                                    - Reflections Of Equestrian Art

                                    I will also take the Liberty in quoting him once again in saying to his life long people and stepdaughter Bettina Drummond:
                                    "You must do whatever it takes to free the horse of his constrictions, no matter how unconventional or unpopular"
                                    Stepdaughter Bettina Drummond??
                                    Airborne? Oh. Yes, he can take a joke. Once. After that, the joke's on you.

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                                      I like the mare and at least she got pats at the end for trying.

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                                        She's great. She did everything asked of her, and beautifully. She just wasn't asked for dressage, at least not 3rd or 4th level dressage.
                                        Airborne? Oh. Yes, he can take a joke. Once. After that, the joke's on you.

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                                          Originally posted by AnotherRound View Post

                                          Yes, how they were 20 meter circles or more. He explained that the horse wasn't ready to do 10 meter circles, so they did 20 meter circles because those were the ones she could do well, and the judge should recognize that he was showing the horse at the level of her ability and reward that, instead of him trying to make her do 10 meter circles she wasn't ready for. No lie. He said that.
                                          So, the idea that one should either show at the level the horse CAN do, ie Training or First, or train her and then show at this level is clearly lost on him.
                                          If you test at any level, and you fail to perform major portions of that test, you do not then claim the horse is trained to that level.

                                          So, he basically admitted, by saying she could not do 10m circles, that she's not trained to the level he claims. Finally.
                                          Yo/Yousolong April 23rd, 1985- April 15th, 2014

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

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