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  • Video of Hans Peter or Edward Gal on spooky horse...

    Does anyone else remember this video? It was at a show, and they were allowed to go in and around before beginning. The horse just turned inside out, and it was one of the nicest examples of soft, effective riding I've ever seen. By the end, the horse was happy, and going through the test beautifully.
    This has to be at least a year old, and I can't find it.
    Anyone know where to find this?

  • #2
    Yes! I remember. It was a young horse test IIRC, in a large spooky indoor auditorium at some large show and I recall him giving the horse some lovely soft pats on the neck and clearly being able to see him talking to the horse

    Wasn't it ZiZi-Top HP was riding?
    Michael: Seems the people who burned me want me for a job.
    Sam: A job? Does it pay?
    Michael: Nah, it's more of a "we'll kill you if you don't do it" type of thing.
    Sam: Oh. I've never liked those.


    • #3
      I remember the video as well. It was HP on a young horse and what a great job he did with a very scared youngster!


      • #4
        It was Hans Peter Minderhoud on Zizi Top on this site: http://www.topdressage.tv/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=190

        I think the thread title was I am scared.
        Update: You need to be a subscriber to see it.
        Last edited by alicen; Dec. 4, 2012, 06:37 AM. Reason: nore info.


        • #5
          This one?
          Not a massive spook, but he rides with such tact. Drool...
          Born under a rock and owned by beasts!


          • #6
            No, that's not the video, I remember it too. Was a larger show, with lots of flowers around the arena, and the flowers just turned the poor horse inside out. Would love to see it again.
            If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.
            ~ Maya Angelou


            • #7
              Here It is

              Ooh, ooh, Theo has been kind enough to repost the video on the public forum. http://www.topdressage.tv/phpBB3/vie...p?f=190&t=6125


              • #8
                Way to go Theo!


                • #9
                  Originally posted by alicen View Post
                  Ooh, ooh, Theo has been kind enough to repost the video on the public forum. http://www.topdressage.tv/phpBB3/vie...p?f=190&t=6125

                  I had seen this video before and remember it but seeing it again is really reassuring. The first 4 shows with my 5 y/o went like that. The stopping, balking, getting light, then brave again only to stop again, etc. I love how soft and rewarding he was for ZiZi Top. That is what my trainer always stresses to me - when my horse spooks, I must put my leg on but hands forward and do not catch him in the mouth and dont force him to look at what he is spooking at, just circle and slowly spiral closer and closer.

                  Member of the ILMD[FN]HP Clique, The Florida Clique, OMGiH I loff my mares, and the Bareback Riders clique!


                  • #10
                    It should be called "The Grace Under Pressure video."

                    As before , many thanks Theo. Miss You!
                    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.


                    • #11
                      I think I would have liked it better in real time, not slow motion.


                      • #12
                        There was a little note about pushing the pause button. Doing so put in real time.
                        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
                          very tactful riding and training. He never traps the horse with the reins but just keeps rewarding and giving rein whenever possible. Very nice.


                          • #14
                            In the title area of that video it was noted "slow motion". Ad a single test, even with generous amounts of time to let a scared horse get around before is not almost 16 minutes.


                            • #15
                              I'd also like to see in real time but it was very interesting to watch in slo mo to see how this was handled by HP. Educational.


                              • #16
                                Oh, yoo whoo? Has the op seen the video?


                                • Original Poster

                                  How nice of Theo to repost that video--and I loved seeing it in slow motion--it really enables you to study the rider's balance, strength and tact. Alicen, if you arranged that, thanks. And, yoo whoo, I get on here as often as I can, but not every day!


                                  • #18
                                    I'm sure it was an unsolicited gift from Theo.


                                    • #19
                                      interesting--i was going to say "poinsettias are scary," but wasn't there just a discussion on here somewhere about how horses don't see red very well...?

                                      beautiful horse.
                                      Today I will be happier than a bird with a french fry.


                                      • #20
                                        I like seeing it in slow-mo so you can study the rider's face. He stays calm, let's the horse have his moments, doesn't force him to "Face it!" and let's him think it thru before asking, again, for "Forward." Wonderful video!
                                        <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.