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Edward Gal Clinic slideshow

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  • Edward Gal Clinic slideshow

    So many great riders are not great instructors. Not the case with Edward Gal. His passion for the horses and his sport and for each rider understanding the steps and how to get there was evident all day. He is kind and patient and demanding. Truly a class act. The Gayla Driving Center who hosted Team Engaged's clinic was impeccable and equally auditor and rider friendly. What a fun, educational experience. I may have to sew a Dutch flag on the back of my US one at WEG <g>
    Touchstone Farm. Visit us at the slideshow of our Dutch mares and foals below! 30 mnutes of photos.

  • #2
    WOW! Some of the pictures gave me chills. Gorgeous!
    "And I will be an embarrassment to all
    Who have not found the peace in being free
    to have a horse as a best friend."


    • #3
      Gorgeous horses and riders and FABULOUS photography.
      "Aye God, Woodrow..."


      • #4


        • #5
          You make the most amazing pictures.

          I love the silhouette photos in the doorway.
          InnisFailte Pinto Sporthorses & Coloured Cobs

          Bits are like cats, what's one more? (Petstorejunkie)


          • #6

            Beautiful pictures, riders, horses and of course Edward Gal!
            "I'm holding out for the $100,000 Crossrail Classic in 2012." --mem
            "With all due respect.. may I suggest you take up Croquet?" --belambi
            Proud Member of the Opinionated Redhead Club!


            • #7
              Wonderful slide show! Looks like a really great time! Edward is really quite cute! Nice horses and riders! Good job!


              • #8
                you are a fabulous photographer!!!!!!!!


                • #9
                  WOW! Thank you so much for sharing! What kind of camera and lense did you use?

                  Who are the lucky horses and riders? Is that Sue Springsteen?


                  • #10
                    Absolutely what beautiful photos a fabulous job! I am not sure what order they come in?

                    Did anyone notice on the first rider that Edward seemed to be explaining how not to use your curb rein so much yet in all the other photos she was riding off the curb rein? I wonder if it was out of sequence?

                    Edited to add seemed, as it is only an interpretation from the picture..


                    • Original Poster

                      I should add a photographers disclaimer here.<s> I think when you photograph an event you have to start with an intention. My intention was just to capture moments and impressions of the clinic and Edwards Gal's style . I chose the best moments of the horses and not necessarily the riders. If I had been doing this as a documentary type shoot I would have chosen different photos entirely. The danger I think with photos is that horses and riders are fluid. We are only capturing an instant here or there. I can take three photos in the space of a couple of seconds and capture one thats perfect, one thats above the bit and one thats behind the bit, I don't think you can judge a riders seat , or their hands or the horses frame in just a few captures. The riders all rode really well and every horse improved from the beginning to the end of their time with him. I chose photos I thought would entertain and not the best ones to use to analyze riders. Sometimes I forget how devoted Dressage riders are to learning and because really good clinics are few and far between we al analyze every photo and article we can find. Thank you for pointing out how maybe being out of sequence could be misleading, Flyinghigh. I'll be more careful next time!
                      Touchstone Farm. Visit us at the slideshow of our Dutch mares and foals below! 30 mnutes of photos.


                      • #12
                        Sometimes I forget how devoted Dressage riders are to learning and because really good clinics are few and far between we al analyze every photo and article we can find. Thank you for pointing out how maybe being out of sequence could be misleading, Flyinghigh. I'll be more careful next time!
                        You're one classy lady.
                        InnisFailte Pinto Sporthorses & Coloured Cobs

                        Bits are like cats, what's one more? (Petstorejunkie)


                        • #13
                          Another WOW! Those pics are stunning. It was also really nice to see how fit all the riders look Who are they?


                          • #14
                            Amazing photography and pictures! Thanks for posting. My friend was in attendance and she told me it was an amazing experience. Who were all the riders and horses - does anybody know? That first black horse in the picture set looked like Salinero, but I know it wasn't him. VERY gorgeous horses!
                            Most friendships in the horse world are just an opinion away from doom.


                            • #15
                              I don't know if this is up-to-date or accurate, but this is what I found on who the riders were:



                              • #16
                                Absolutely beautiful!
                                One comment: I was disappointed to see that he didn't come "prepared" to ride, if needed. How cool would it have been to have him ride your horse. I have always liked it when clinicians are ready to ride. He is quite a cutie, BTW!


                                • #17
                                  However, it just occurred to me that he wouldn't want to risk getting hurt before the WEGs by getting on a strange horse.


                                  • #18
                                    Beautiful pictures!

                                    I saw him right after Totilas got off the trailer from Quarantine and he had the same shoes on but was in a sort of jean breeches. Not sure if he rode afterwards, or got dressed to ride Totilas. There was a mention on his twitter that he jogged, again not sure if it was riding or on a lunge line.
                                    "The horse you get off f is not the same horse you got on. It is your job as a rider to ensure that as often as possible, the change is for the better" - unknown author


                                    • #19
                                      Wonderful photo's and I really like the one of him peeking through the reins.
                                      You are extremely talented!


                                      • #20
                                        Shout out to local breeder!


                                        These are the breeders of the stunning Adesco C. I thought it was pretty cool that a local breeder from Alberta, Canada had a horse in that clinic, a stunning one no less

                                        P.S. I don't know either the horse, rider or breeder! I have however stalked the breeders horses online sale ads..