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  • Amazing New Spanish Riding School Video!

    I'm in awe! Professionally produced. There is some footage here that will give you goosebumps! No one does it better than the SRS.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYThblo74hg
    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

  • #2
    Wonderful video and oi the days of my round robins are far behind me!
    Adoring fan of A Fine Romance
    Originally Posted by alicen:
    What serious breeder would think that a horse at that performance level is push button? Even so, that's still a lot of buttons to push.

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    • #3
      yes, absolutely beautiful. I got to see them when they toured the US a few years back. Wow.

      What would be interesting though would be to have today's modern dressage judges score it. Without knowing, somehow, that it was the SRS.

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      • #4
        WOW. Mike, thanks so much for sharing this! I was just awestruck watching it. Absolutely beautiful.

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        • #5
          Thanks Mike. I enjoyed it also. Hard to find fault, but I'm sure some "experts" will.

          In the closeup of the horse in the pillars there seemed to be quite a bit of "bounce" to the footing. Anyone know what kind of padding or bottom is under the sand?

          And I need chandelliers (sp) like that to ride under!
          Groom to trainer: "Where's the glamour? You promised me glamour!"

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          • #6
            I watched all 12 minutes -absolutely worth it! Thanks Mike -that one is a classic.
            Luistano Stallion standing for 2013: Wolverine UVF
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IZPHDzgX3s

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            • #7
              Video

              Thank you Mike.

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              • #8
                gorgeous
                www.kentuckysidesaddle.com

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                • #9
                  OMG -- not one rider is in "water-skiing" position (the fav apparently when asking for an extended trot), not one horse had his chin cranked to his chest, and not one rider is riding the curb every step of the way.

                  In fact there is even a bell in the reins!

                  Don't these guys know how to ride?

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                  • #10
                    Thanks Mike!

                    I love the canter pirouettes. Just personal opinion, but I think canter pirouette as done in competition today is the dorkiest, most awkward-looking move. But these pirouettes, while not extravagant, just look smooth and natural.
                    Ring the bells that still can ring
                    Forget your perfect offering
                    There is a crack in everything
                    That's how the light gets in.

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                    • #11
                      That sheepskin sure looks comfy. Perhaps my seat would improve if my seatbones didn't hurt so much! Beautiful video.

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                      • #12
                        Lovely. So many things I could say giving my inexpert opinion on things they do well....

                        But my inexpert impressions I'll share are:
                        1. I want to ride like that. More longe lessons ASAP, please!

                        2. It sure would be nice to be able to see over my horse's back to long line him!
                        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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                        • #13
                          Is it wrong that the video made me want to quit my job, fly to Vienna and ride with them for a year? Oh yes, and come back with a white horse in my carry-on?

                          Maybe it is the snow sickness talking, or my stiff TB mare whose trot I still cannot reliably sit to...le sigh.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by CFFarm View Post
                            Thanks Mike. I enjoyed it also. Hard to find fault, but I'm sure some "experts" will.

                            In the closeup of the horse in the pillars there seemed to be quite a bit of "bounce" to the footing. Anyone know what kind of padding or bottom is under the sand?

                            And I need chandelliers (sp) like that to ride under!
                            I too noticed this and was drooling. I wish I had some of whatever they have! It looks heavenly!!!

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                            • #15
                              I have been up for over 24 hours at this point so please forgive me if this isn't true... but are my eyes playing tricks on me? Do the riders carry all of their curb rein in their outside hand predominantly and switch it when they change direction?

                              I kept trying to look close and to me it really looks like the inside rein is only the snaffle rein, so then I would conclude that you would carry a three finger separation on your outside and just the snaffle on the inside... for? Maybe because it needs to open up at times and the curb does not. This is the only conclusion my scrambled brain is coming to at this moment. Sounds good... but am I seeing this right?
                              http://dressageesquire.blogspot.com
                              "The ability to write a check for attire should not be confused with expertise. Proficiency doesn't arrive shrink-wrapped from UPS and placed on your doorstep."

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                              • #16
                                Mike you're so generous...

                                Bringing us all these wonderful & inspiring video's.

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                                • #17
                                  it wrong that the video made me want to quit my job, fly to Vienna and ride with them for a year? Oh yes, and come back with a white horse in my carry-on?
                                  You can't ! Too short, fat and old (I'm guessing, here, bear with me !) They told us on the tour in December, that they took people within a certain age limit (can't remember what it was) but the height and weight limits were particularly restrictive. Apparently if you're 5ft tall and somewhat round, that doesn't look so good on the little horses. Booo. We saw the new female rider ride in the morning schooling sessions, and she was wonderful (but annoying tall and just about weightless).

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Quest52 View Post
                                    I have been up for over 24 hours at this point so please forgive me if this isn't true... but are my eyes playing tricks on me? Do the riders carry all of their curb rein in their outside hand predominantly and switch it when they change direction?

                                    I kept trying to look close and to me it really looks like the inside rein is only the snaffle rein, so then I would conclude that you would carry a three finger separation on your outside and just the snaffle on the inside... for? Maybe because it needs to open up at times and the curb does not. This is the only conclusion my scrambled brain is coming to at this moment. Sounds good... but am I seeing this right?
                                    The SRS riders all ride 3-1 (both curb reins and one snaffle in one hand and the other snaffle rein in the other hand). I believe that they always have the curb reins in the left hand. One interesting note is that they do use the 2-2 position (one curb rein and one snaffle rein in each hand) when they do the mounted airs above the ground. If I remember correctly it is a safety issue - I think it's easier to drop the reins this way if they fall off or have to bail.

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                                    • #19
                                      Mike you are the man! Thank you a million times.

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                                        #20
                                        I'm glad to hear everyone is enjoying this video.

                                        I did find out the original of this was produced 10 years ago but it is the first time on YouTube. Anyone recognize some of the riders (I recognize two, but won't say so others can post)?
                                        "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

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