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Here it Is! High Quality Video of the Spanish WEG Freestyle!

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  • Here it Is! High Quality Video of the Spanish WEG Freestyle!

    Strap yourself in for goosebumps! This is the one that got 25,000 people on their feet for a standing ovation!

    http://www.topiberian.com/index.php?...d=1542&lang=es
    Last edited by Mike Matson; Oct. 3, 2010, 11:26 AM.
    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

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    I don't know what that is, but it's not coming up on mine. Here on Theo's site are all of the freestyles. The Spanish one is on the third one:
    http://www.topdressage.tv/phpBB3/vie...php?f=2&t=1920

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      #3
      The one on Theo's site is not as good quality (second generation).
      "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

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      • #4
        Great video! Thanks for sharing that link! Amazing horse!
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        • #5
          What kind of shampoo and conditioner do they use on that horse? I want some.

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          • #6
            Thanks Mike!The quality on that video is wonderful.
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            • #7
              the video didn't load for me either

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              • #8
                honestly? it is worth the 39$ to sign up to FEI TV to see this video in amazingly high quality WITH the crowd reactions and the correct music.

                it is a freestlye to be remembered for a long time and it is well well worth the price!

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                • #9
                  here is a vid with the music....
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPWvb6MX3Mc

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                  • #10
                    THIS is the ride that will turn on people to dressage. People can nit pick all they want but we are seeing the best dressage we have ever seen, the most thrilling and the best dressage horses ever bred. Compared to yesteryear, the horses are more relaxed, less tail swishing (with a couple of notable mare exceptions that can be forgiven), and less jaring and spuring. The music is sophisticated and to be there in person must be thrilling. It is just not the same on a computer.
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                    • #11
                      Fantastic music and I was cheering these guys on as well

                      Having said that, the guy has his hands halfway up the neck many times and I'm not sure where,why,what he is doing but its distracting and mut be uncomfortable for the horse.

                      In saddlebred classes they do this to get lift,...


                      Otherwise, lovely horse and a great sight to see (different breed) out there.

                      But how fun he was!
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                      • #12
                        Thanks Mike -- you're the video finder genuis here! A speciality!

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                          #13
                          What this freestyle did more so than the others is that it drew an emotive reaction from all 25,000 of the spectators. It is a musical PERFORMANCE by rider and horse with perfect music for the horse. The Spanish rider didn't just ride a freestyle test, he showed the JOY he was having dancing with his horse!
                          "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

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                          • #14
                            This is what musical freestyle is all about. Where there mistakes by rider and horse, yeah, but who cares?!?! He had a wonderful ride on a fantastically beautiful and talented horse. (what a shine on that coat, wow) Lately I've been turned off by dressage. This horse has brought me back to feeling the magic of dressage.

                            With luck maybe we'll see less warmbloods and more Iberians!!!!
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                            • #15
                              Lovely.
                              Originally posted by ExJumper
                              Sometimes I'm thrown off, sometimes I'm bucked off, sometimes I simply fall off, and sometimes I go down with the ship. All of these are valid ways to part company with your horse.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by NOMIOMI1 View Post

                                Having said that, the guy has his hands halfway up the neck many times and I'm not sure where,why,what he is doing but its distracting and mut be uncomfortable for the horse.

                                !
                                ummm, its called giving ? forward hands etc?

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Gestalt View Post
                                  This is what musical freestyle is all about. Where there mistakes by rider and horse, yeah, but who cares?!?! He had a wonderful ride on a fantastically beautiful and talented horse. (what a shine on that coat, wow) Lately I've been turned off by dressage. This horse has brought me back to feeling the magic of dressage.

                                  With luck maybe we'll see less warmbloods and more Iberians!!!!

                                  this sums it up perfectly

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by mbm View Post
                                    ummm, its called giving ? forward hands etc?
                                    Sure it was

                                    When it was done the horses front legs elevated quite a bit.

                                    It was quite a show, but I felt the judges were extremely forgiving
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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Mike Matson View Post
                                      What this freestyle did more so than the others is that it drew an emotive reaction from all 25,000 of the spectators. It is a musical PERFORMANCE by rider and horse with perfect music for the horse. The Spanish rider didn't just ride a freestyle test, he showed the JOY he was having dancing with his horse!
                                      Thanks! I LOVED it! Got a reaction out of me! Wish I would have seen it live.

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by NOMIOMI1 View Post
                                        Sure it was

                                        When it was done the horses front legs elevated quite a bit.

                                        It was quite a show, but I felt the judges were extremely forgiving
                                        ? so now dressage horses are not supposed to sit and come up in front? This horse is so uphill it it crazy..... and, i seem to remember reading in many ODG books that uphill is good, as is giving and doing upward HHs.

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