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Video of me and my 19 yo at FEI Freestyle and I1 at Dressage at Devonwood 2011

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  • Video of me and my 19 yo at FEI Freestyle and I1 at Dressage at Devonwood 2011

    He makes me so happy and proud! Brings tears to my eyes because of the history we have together. It has been almost 10 years. He is still the hot tamale he has always been but has definitely toned it down a bit now. :-) So much for collected canter! Changed back to his old saddle and we had much better tempis. Grabbed the wrong spurs and it shows in the tail swishing.

    I1 Freestyle

    FEI I1

  • #2
    What a lovely pair! I'm sure you are beaming.
    Have you two been dressage focused the whole 10 years?
    chaque pas est fait ensemble


    • #3
      You two are a beautiful pair. He looks like a massive, athletic horse, I cannot imagine the skill it takes to ride a horse that talented and large who is also on the hotter side. Truly impressive


      • #4
        nice job in both tests, a few bobbles (esp canter) but nice rides overall. he does look like a hot tamale


        • #5
          What Grace said. Nice job!

          And nice hat.
          "... if you think i'm MAD, today, of all days,
          the best day in ten years,


          • Original Poster

            Ah shucks thanks guys! It makes me so sad that we are both getting older. Not sure what the future holds for either of us due to life changes. He has done so much for me and been my partner for so long. Torn between trying to keep riding and showing him if I can afford to, all the others, or just retire him. I think he is happier doing something. He has always been so willing and eager. Such a do-er.

            :-) Yes the hat! Are you referring to the other video where my hat flew off in 2008? :-) That was the last time we seriously competed I1. I was LMAO most of that test! 10 years together builds a strong bond. Ive been dressage focused for over 24 years. Going on 10 of 24 with him. Such history! Yes just dressage focused no jumping for him. Hes a big weenie when jumps get moved around the arena. Big chicken about hoping over little dry creek on my farm. Excellent trail horse for most part otherwise.

            Hes always been super forward with giant engine. Hes had no injections but might use hocks done. Might help canter work. Vet will exam. Just MSM and other oral sups. Has had 2 adequan and 2 legend over last week.

            I really hope we can continue to improve and keep competing. :-)


            • #7
              What a wonderful partnership you have! Lucky you!
              Friesians Rule !!


              • #8
                You might think about those hock injections, he really seems to "unload" at the canter (gets less collected with time, especially in the changes) and sometimes that can be improved if the hocks feel better. He also "unloads" in the pirouettes, you start out with a few good steps then it gets large and becomes a circle as he comes off the hind end. Just mentioned it since you were thinking about it.


                • #9
                  You two make a LOVELY pair!!!


                  • #10
                    That first video-- was that ride on Saturday evening 7:30 ish? I was there, making my way down to watch. I had a friend riding First level at 7:30

                    You have such a lovely boy!!


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Dutch Lovin' Dressage Rider View Post
                      or just retire him. I think he is happier doing something. He has always been so willing and eager. Such a do-er.
                      I really hope we can continue to improve and keep competing. :-)
                      My horse is 17 and to me the road ends when he says so, not because everyone else's horses wear out a certain age.
                      I personally think fair retirement for your horse (when he gets to that point where he's trying but can't) would be something like second level, not grass fields
                      chaque pas est fait ensemble


                      • #12
                        What an super lovely pair the two of you are!! I so enjoyed watching!! Thanks so much for sharing!!
                        "Success comes in cans, not in cannots!"


                        • #13
                          Nice test, very inspiring! Your horse reminds me A LOT of my horse, whom I love dearly and have owned for 11 years. We started at training level when he was 8 (after a career chamge from hunters) and we are now showing PSG and he is 15. I hope my horse is like yours when he is 19!


                          • #14
                            So much fun to watch, you are awesome and he is amazing!!! I got chills!


                            • #15
                              I loved your choice of music! The canter half passes fit it so well! I also loved your little pats to him after your tempis (which seem to get him revved up!).

                              My friend works at Devonwood and mentioned what an awesome show this was...now I can see why! You guys are a classy pair and fun to watch!


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Dutch Lovin' Dressage Rider View Post
                                :-) Yes the hat! Are you referring to the other video where my hat flew off in 2008? :-)

                                Actually, I was congratulating you on having the good sense to wear a helmet. Not many upper level riders in my area do, and I think that's unfortunate. But I think I'll go back to your channel and watch that 2008 ride.

                                Continued good wishes to you and your horse. Your partnership is evident in your ride.
                                Last edited by mp; Jul. 26, 2011, 12:13 PM.
                                "... if you think i'm MAD, today, of all days,
                                the best day in ten years,
                                you are SORELY MISTAKEN, MY LITTLE ANCHOVY."


                                • #17
                                  What I enjoyed seeing was the fact that you had so much "give" in the arms at the trot - kept horse very happy.

                                  What are his bloodlines? He reminds me of my Dutch mare (except she's only 15.1 1/2 hands and moves like she's 17 hands, not BIG like him).
                                  Now in Kentucky


                                  • #18
                                    Very pretty.


                                    • #19
                                      Beautiful, and inspirational. Thanks for sharing!
                                      Gallant Gesture "Liam" 1995 chestnut ottb gelding
                                      Mr. Painter "Remy" 2006 chestnut ottb gelding
                                      My Training Blog: www.dressagefundamentals.com


                                      • #20
                                        Beautiful pair! Thank you for sharing

                                        In regards to his hocks...I have a friend that has had WONDERFUL success with her 15 yr old TB. The injections made her mare a new "woman" in a matter of weeks.
                                        Green Cove Springs, FL