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Anyone else a big Lusitano fan and who is your fav??

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  • Anyone else a big Lusitano fan and who is your fav??

    Just love these horses... I have two favorites...

    Soberano
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkZ5K...lrR_BLADtSZGDY
    I love this horse, his breeding and his breeders!

    Rubi
    http://vimeo.com/17311877

    Anyone else a huge fan?
    Luistano Stallion standing for 2013: Wolverine UVF
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IZPHDzgX3s

  • #2
    If it's not a lusitano it's just a horse. hee hee.

    Thanks for the links to the videos. They are such gorgeous horses. And I think what I like especially about them is how attentive they are to people. I really feel like there's always a connection they have with you more than other horses. In general anyways.

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    • #3
      JP's buckskin, Luke is my kind of horse. I'm like a lovestruck teenager around him

      I also really like the looks of the stallion Urucum (I think), the flaxen chestnut who was or is in MI. The website is down though.

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      • #4
        Love the looks of Xato.

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        • #5
          Love that Rubi!!

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          • #6
            wow, talk about a big advertising budget! lol!

            question (and i am asking honestly) why do so many baroque horse look to be so uncomfortable to sit on in trot ? why do these riders look like they are bouncing quite hard on them?

            is this due to the up down gait or a tight back or?

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            • #7
              mbm, quite honestly I've thought the same thing. They claim to be so comfortable...but it doesn't look like it. The roughest sitting trot I ever experienced was on a Lip, but it could have been the way it was trained. Some of the baroque trainers literally train differently, relying on action alone and assuming the back is already there...but it isn't. I've seen some move dramatically different under different training "systems"...

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              • #8
                I agree with fairtheewell, it is the training. Look closely at the first video and you see a rider that sits *on* the horse rather than *in* the horse.

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                • #9
                  I have loved watching these horses since I first saw the stallions Dominique Barbier brought from France to The Dressage Center, Chicago Heights, in the early '70's. I am surprised, really, that I have not had one yet. Maybe the next horse...

                  They are beautiful to watch, and have loads of substance, and they seem to have great minds. Very nice videos, thanks for posting.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Shiaway View Post
                    If it's not a lusitano it's just a horse. hee hee.
                    That's right

                    My favorite was Talio, who unfortunately died last year on the way to a dressage competition
                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ6c8vvkt_U

                    I'm also a big fan of Rubi.
                    Yes, I smell like a horse. No, I don't consider that to be a problem.

                    Originally posted by DottieHQ
                    You're just jealous because you lack my extensive koalafications.

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                    • #11
                      mbm,
                      They tend to have short backs which is great for strength and collection and they don't have the lofty gaits/long strides as you see in the WBs. It's not hard to sit but it probably doesn't appear as flowing when you do sit. Of course the horse has to be through in order to sit, any horse no matter what breed. I've ridden a lot of lusitanos and some had very smooth trots and others didn't.

                      The actually didn't really like the first video. I mean the horse is gorgeous and I wouldn't kick him out of my barn ^_^ but he was really ridden in a super-collected/passagy trot the entire time which is perhaps why it seems extra bouncy, although when they're doing passage and they are through it is not hard to sit, it just goes up and down a lot. If you notice at the end when he was asked to stretch his trot became a lot less lofty/less collected and almost a bit knee-snappy. I think the trot he showed in the video was more man-made than his natural gate. His piaffe was also funky as he cross his front legs.

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                      • #12
                        I like Rico:

                        This is from 2009. I wish I could find a more current video to see how he's doing now:

                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OW_M9dQa_Zo

                        And not a lusitano but PRE so close enough. This guy looks super comfy to me:

                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NQt...eature=related

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                        • #13
                          This is just for observing purposes. It is a sales video for a PRE in Spain...during the first half (if you can get through it..lol) is the owner/rep...in the second half is the agent/rep trying to work with him...but is shows how fast and frantically they are sometimes pushed and the differences that begin to show up with the different style of riding. She's trying to get his head up and slow him down and relax him. He's a really nice horse.

                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbLlS...6SmfosDX625dct

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                          • #14
                            Oh, can't believe I forgot to mention the Portuguese School of Equestrian Arts!
                            It has some of the finest horses in the world. They only work with horses from Alter Real breeding.

                            http://youtu.be/U6mWVp3uT5Q

                            http://youtu.be/n2ZQTqMyCtM
                            Yes, I smell like a horse. No, I don't consider that to be a problem.

                            Originally posted by DottieHQ
                            You're just jealous because you lack my extensive koalafications.

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                            • #15
                              I am definitely a convert! We just bought a four year old palomino Lusitano stallion by Saphiro. He has the most AMAZING temperament and wow, what a blast to ride. Super soft in the mouth, great self carriage, sensitive and really easy to sit . He does have three good gaits and swings decently in the back, which many of them do not do (hence the lack of walk or any show of elasticity). I think it is hard to find one with enough elasticity and swing to be competitive in the dressage arena but they are out there. Perfect ammy horses.

                              Here is one of my favs (besides Rubi):
                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXc6Q...eature=related

                              Also love this stallion:
                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAPBkwfqMiU
                              www.svhanoverians.com

                              "Simple: Breeding,Training, Riding". Wolfram Wittig.

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                              • #16
                                Very exciting Donella!!

                                I just purchased a yearling Andy colt by Saltador Oro. I have to wait....gah

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by fairtheewell View Post
                                  This is just for observing purposes. It is a sales video for a PRE in Spain...during the first half (if you can get through it..lol) is the owner/rep...in the second half is the agent/rep trying to work with him...but is shows how fast and frantically they are sometimes pushed and the differences that begin to show up with the different style of riding. She's trying to get his head up and slow him down and relax him. He's a really nice horse.

                                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbLlS...6SmfosDX625dct
                                  lovely horse!

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Donella View Post
                                    I am definitely a convert! We just bought a four year old palomino Lusitano stallion by Saphiro. He has the most AMAZING temperament and wow, what a blast to ride. Super soft in the mouth, great self carriage, sensitive and really easy to sit . He does have three good gaits and swings decently in the back, which many of them do not do (hence the lack of walk or any show of elasticity). I think it is hard to find one with enough elasticity and swing to be competitive in the dressage arena but they are out there. Perfect ammy horses.

                                    Here is one of my favs (besides Rubi):
                                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXc6Q...eature=related

                                    Also love this stallion:
                                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAPBkwfqMiU
                                    They're becoming more prevalent. There are several competing at the international level and holding their own.

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                                    • #19
                                      I love Mistral do Top. Then there is a old stallion down in Brazil who's name escapes me but he is a the rare Isabella color and so nice.
                                      I LOVE my Chickens!

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                                      • #20
                                        Oxidado.
                                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5895K-Xjupk

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