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Video of Gal and Totilas' WEG GP Special

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  • Video of Gal and Totilas' WEG GP Special

    Absolutely phenomenal! A joy to watch:

    VIDEO OF TOTILAS' WEG GRAND PRIX SPECIAL

  • #2
    WOW!!! I have goosebumps!
    Humans don’t mind duress, in fact they thrive on it. What they mind is not feeling necessary. –Sebastian Junger

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    • #3
      OH.MY.GOD.
      "One person's cowboy is another person's blooming idiot" -- katarine

      Spay and neuter. Please.

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      • #4
        Awesome. Thanks for posting!
        "Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain" ~Friedrich Schiller

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        • #5
          Goose bump producing, awe inspiring, and simply breathtaking—please pass the oxygen.

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          • #6
            Such a willing animal! He NEVER looks like he doesnt want to do a single movement.

            Good pony!
            ~~Member of the TB's Rule Clique ~~
            http://www.off-breed-dressage.blogspot.com/

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            • #7
              LOVED it!!!

              Especially after the final halt/salute. Totilas was so happy with himself and was loving the cheering crowd.

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              • #8
                THANKYOU THANKYOU THANKYOU!!!!-esdressage. You have made my year. I have tears and goosebumps!
                I didn't care for them until I saw this video!
                He has listened to the ghosts from the past and done single circle pirouettes, which are stunning. (I hate the 2nd ones) Instead of doing doubles which just don't hold together well in the 2nd spin.
                It looks like Gal has separated from "the in crowd". Toto's head spends much of the time infront of the vertical or on the vertical, and to me it proves that the horse is just the epitomy of true collection. It looks like it has enhanced the horse's collection-the front is uplifted, and the back is truly under and lowered, and is so freely forward.
                Being that I never really cared for them, I am just so speechless to myself finally seeing Gal let that wonderful horse come through, be so forward moving and correctly collected.
                I just had to vent and get that all out! You can laugh if you want, but I have become a true fan of those two.

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                • #9
                  History in the making...

                  Thanks for posting the link.

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                  • #10
                    Stunning. I feel privileged to have seen that.

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                    • #11
                      It looks like Gal has separated from "the in crowd". Toto's head spends much of the time infront of the vertical or on the vertical, and to me it proves that the horse is just the epitomy of true collection. It looks like it has enhanced the horse's collection-the front is uplifted, and the back is truly under and lowered, and is so freely forward.
                      Being that I never really cared for them, I am just so speechless to myself finally seeing Gal let that wonderful horse come through, be so forward moving and correctly collected.
                      I just had to vent and get that all out! You can laugh if you want, but I have become a true fan of those two.
                      yeah, I heard he reads the COTH forum...thank god for those of you who gave him advice!
                      Humans don’t mind duress, in fact they thrive on it. What they mind is not feeling necessary. –Sebastian Junger

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                      • #12
                        What is this about the canter pirouettes? This is not the FS where one can choose between a single or double. And FWIW, if you have ever ridden a canter pirouette it is often easier to settle into two because just as you are settling in to the engagement required you have to prepare to get right back out of it. I find the half pirouettes the hardest of all!
                        And as for cudos to Edward, I do say he has seemed to bring his toes in a bit more so for those absolutely exquisite photos of Toto from the front you aren't distracted by the rider's toes sticking out. Definitely deserving of the Tens!! And the control in the half passes and precision... could go on and on for both horse and rider.

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                        • #13
                          Thank you for posting it. They really are an amazing pair. Effortless and correct. Totilas is so light on his feet and yet so powerful. And his rider is just one with him (and yes I know it sounds cliché...but to me that's what dressage is about). Those halts! Oh my!
                          I showed non-horsey hubby Totilas' video and Mistral's video, and he was awed by the black horse. lol
                          Ottbs - The finish line is only the beginning!

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                          • #14
                            Wow, continues to be the most seamless pair I have ever seen. My only "critique" is I wasn't wowed by their music choice! But everything else scored high on my scale!
                            www.shawneeacres.net

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                            • #15
                              Okay, I'll close my jaw now. LOVELY! That horse has the BEST halts hands down and the extended canter was awe-inspiring. And the piaffe? Well, it certainly is a perfect 10. What a horse and rider!!!

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                              • #16
                                As mentioned before, this was NOT the freestyle.

                                The background music is arranged to be basically in time with the gaits as the test progresses, but is not chosen by the riders and is only for ambiance.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Bogey2 View Post
                                  yeah, I heard he reads the COTH forum...thank god for those of you who gave him advice!
                                  I heard that he only comes here to read your posts

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                                  • #18
                                    Errr, people, this was the grand prix special, not the musical freestyle. And as for that inane boring background music, I assume that is added for the broadcasts only. I would like to turn the the volumn off, but I appreciate the commentary.

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                                    • #19
                                      video is gone

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                                      • #20
                                        Where is the video ? How do we get it back ??? PPLLEEAASSEE ~
                                        Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "

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