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Marj Armstrong. Nuno Oliveria video

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  • Marj Armstrong. Nuno Oliveria video

    What do you think about this?


  • #2
    You will get two answers to your question. One will say its the way dressage should be a lament the old days.The other will say is crappola.


    • #3
      I don't see the problem? I see a horse learning how to counter canter.


      • #4
        Is this a troll? The very next video in the cue is this one


        • #5
          Ah I see from your one and only other post that you have some sort of issue with Marji Armstrong from Australia who trained with Nuno and gives clinics in classical dressage.Why don't you get to the point and say what you want to say?


          • #6
            Really liked the second vid posted.
            "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"


            • #7
              I really am not seeing a problem here. I enjoyed watching the second video.
              Proud member of the Snort and Blow Clique


              • #8
                Yeah, the riding in the second video was pretty spectacular. However, I felt it was asking too much.

                The first video.. Some pretty funky riding going on in that ring.


                • #9

                  I'm diggin' the riding outfits in the second video. 1970 something ?
                  "Friend" me !



                  • #10
                    Polyester leisure suits?

                    What is this thread about?


                    • #11
                      it's about disco at X


                      chaque pas est fait ensemble


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by enjoytheride View Post
                        I don't see the problem? I see a horse learning how to counter canter.
                        I see a horse doing a very shallow H/P, with a rider on top flopping about like a bag of soiled laundry. I see a horse doing a rein back in defense of his rider's so called collecting aids, which I assume were designed to acquire the finally achieved counter canter, in which the rider's seat is slapping the saddle repeatedly.

                        The horse already knew the counter-canter!! It is the rider who must learn to ride counter canter.

                        I suspect the OP has a deep antipathy to the pictured rider, who I hope in the intervening years between then and now, has learned to organize her seat and core and ride.

                        I too enjoyed the second video.
                        Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.

                        Remember the horse does all the work, we just sit there and look pretty.


                        • #13
                          It is odd how often new posters come on the board with what amounts to troll-like posts...and then there are the cheery types who come in new with introductions and will immediately have cred.
                          Proud member of People Who Hate to Kill Wildlife clique


                          • #14
                            Then there are us old farts.
                            "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"


                            • #15
                              What I really liked most in the second vid was the horse. He was happy and forward in the work and looked fit so he also seemed fresh enough at the end the he could have done more.
                              "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"


                              • #16
                                you RODE in her clinic? how it your horses way of going her fault?


                                • #17
                                  Did something get deleted MBM?


                                  • #18
                                    lol! yup.

                                    i always think it is a mind bend when you stumble across these threads where (many) posts have been deleted.... its like hearing only half the conversation lol!


                                    • #19
                                      Another youtube link for Marji Armstrong below, she is lungeing a horse using knitting wool as the lunge line, now that's control.


                                      I have ridden in some of Marji's clinics, and also seen her ride in recent years, she has a lovely quiet seat, reminiscent of Nuno himself, and the way the horses respond that really shows the magic.

                                      Merrygoround, I see the OP has copied some of your comments onto the youtube clip. Still, at the end of the footage Nuno sounded happy with the horses progress, I guess he speaks for himself.


                                      • #20
                                        I have done a lot of research on Marj Armstrong. Here are some quotes from Nuno's daughter, Puresa Oliveria.
                                        "Mrs Armstrong has done a lot of damaged to my father's name, and to what he represents"

                                        "She has no right to use my father's name, he had no respect for 'that woman'"

                                        And the video with lunging with wool. What a joke, the horse is stiff and tence and can not bend around the cirlce and has no topline.

                                        In the video Nuno was saying well done to other students in the arena at the same time.

                                        and mbm only one post was deleted by request.