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Paragon/Heather Blitz

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  • Paragon/Heather Blitz

    Has anyone else been keeping up with these two and the many complimentary things being said about them?

    I am starting to just adore this horse, now that I've gotten over the discomfort the idea of attempting to ride a horse who moves like that gives me!

    Here's their latest I1 win:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xc_BsH6YU8
    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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    Wow that horse has got a massive canter! Great riding...he looked a little unsettled in the contact at first?

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      #3
      I believe she only started showing him last year. She has discussed in interviews how he was a slow starter. He's 18 hands (doesn't look it since she's 6' tall!) so I imagine it was hard for him to get all his parts working together! He still has the green look to him - yet is scoring mid 70s. I look forward to seeing how much he keeps improving! I just admire Heather's ability to really let that movement out, when so many riders stifle their horse's movement. (I include myself in that group. May not be intentional, but my horse's movement gets bigger each time I get stronger/more fit - there's no question *I* am the limiting factor!)
      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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      • #4
        He looks massive to me....I watched a warmup video of hers too..and he just towers over the other horses

        I relaly like him too...was actually trying to find a video of him at and earlier stage in his career, but cant seem to. She does such a good job..and he does look a little green...how old is he?

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        • #5
          Aww. Well, now I HAVE to follow them!

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          • #6
            I LOVE the pair!
            Humans don’t mind duress, in fact they thrive on it. What they mind is not feeling necessary. –Sebastian Junger

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            • #7
              Paragon is just lovely and the fact that he is working so well at only 8 years old really astonishes me. He still has a lot of growing to do, a lot more muscle to develop, and I think he is really going to blossom into something incredible over the next few years. That hock action and those floppy ears just make me melt! He doesn't look like an easy ride (sweet and willing, but sensitive and BIG) and Heather does a phenomenal job with him. Truly a pair to watch! And I think they currently need a sponsor.....any takers???

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                Originally posted by Paragon View Post
                Aww. Well, now I HAVE to follow them!


                Originally posted by feuerkracher View Post
                Paragon is just lovely and the fact that he is working so well at only 8 years old really astonishes me. He still has a lot of growing to do, a lot more muscle to develop, and I think he is really going to blossom into something incredible over the next few years. That hock action and those floppy ears just make me melt! He doesn't look like an easy ride (sweet and willing, but sensitive and BIG) and Heather does a phenomenal job with him. Truly a pair to watch! And I think they currently need a sponsor.....any takers???
                If it were like sponsoring a hungry child, I'd do it! Can't quite help someone show internationally at $1/day, unless an organization is created for them - the owner/rider support fund?

                I really look forward to seeing how this horse continues to develop - because his size and his movement at 8 mean there's a lot to come still!
                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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                • #9
                  Love them

                  They are a wonderful pair. Plus she bred him! You can be a fan on facebook and get her updates including the recent video this weekend.
                  Friesians Rule !!

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                  • #10
                    Paragon is amazing Heather Blitz a lovely rider, but I just adore Brilliant Too, here they are together!
                    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Poulin...119454&theater

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                      Originally posted by bizbachfan View Post
                      Paragon is amazing Heather Blitz a lovely rider, but I just adore Brilliant Too, here they are together!
                      http://www.facebook.com/pages/Poulin...119454&theater
                      That picture is awesome!

                      Brilliant Too is more my size, that's for sure.
                      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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                      • #12
                        I love this pair also!!! Paragon is what I like to call an uber-mover!!! And I admire Heather so much that she can let that movement out yet still keep him relaxed and happy. That is something I am aiming for right now, to keep my horse relaxed even when we get going forward. (Although somehow I doubt we look quite like Heather and Paragon.:lol

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                        • #13
                          Holy extended canter, Batman!!! He covered the diagonal in like five strides! I can't wait to see his passage!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by friesian4me View Post
                            They are a wonderful pair. Plus she bred him! You can be a fan on facebook and get her updates including the recent video this weekend.
                            What are his bloodlines?

                            The make an awesome pair!!

                            She is such a nice lady too.
                            I LOVE my Chickens!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by netg View Post
                              Has anyone else been keeping up with these two and the many complimentary things being said about them?
                              Yes! I heard Heather speak a little over a year ago at the MSEDA meeting (and wrote in a blog post about it) and it was very clear how much she loves Paragon. That was right after their first show, I believe. I got on her email list and ever since I have been keeping an eye on them. I am also a fan of Paragon's on his FB page.
                              SportHorseRiders.com
                              Taco Blog
                              *T3DE 2010 Pact*

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by friesian4me View Post
                                They are a wonderful pair. Plus she bred him! You can be a fan on facebook and get her updates including the recent video this weekend.
                                She didn't breed him, but he was bred in the US!

                                According to her website she bought him as a foal from Oak Hill Ranch in Louisiana.
                                http://www.heatherblitz.info/Heather_Blitz/Paragon.html

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                                • #17
                                  She's wearing a helmet, she gets my vote! Seriously, it will be interesting to watch this pair develop. There is so much more in that horse, he just looks like a youngster. But she rides him so sympathetically, and he has that loose, fluid look to him.
                                  "One person's cowboy is another person's blooming idiot" -- katarine

                                  Spay and neuter. Please.

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                                  • #18
                                    I love this quote from her web site:

                                    It only took about 6 months for him to accept the boundaries I gave him and then he settled into a great working routine building strength and endurance. This is when his real education started.

                                    Remember that, Katarine: You have time

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                                    • #19
                                      Lovely, lovely pair. Heather seems to melt into him. Wonderful how his rhythm never changes. And the extended canter is a 10!

                                      He is a baby and looks like a teenage boy right now. All legs. Fast forward 2 years, add muscle and he will be buff!

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                                      • #20
                                        Been watching them for a while...I think that horse and rider pair is going places! Young horse!

                                        In a couple of years, will Paragon be the new "Totilas" ?

                                        However, since Heather practically designed that horse...and bred to get that horse 'for her' maybe less likely he'd be 'sold off' after taking the top prizes in the sport of dressage like Toto was...

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