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I'll Take Me Some Uta Graf Please!

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  • I'll Take Me Some Uta Graf Please!

    Promotion trailer for Uta's new dressage training video series. Now on my "to order" list. "Scrape off the mud and ride Grand Prix" is her motto.

    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

  • #2
    Very darned cool! I love Uta Graf anyway. Will those DVDs at the website be compatible with our players? Does that even matter if you're going to play them on your laptop? I went to Amazon, but couldn't find them there.


    He is total garbage! Quick! Hide him on my trailer (Petstorejunkie).


    • #3
      Uta Gräf // Graf & Le Noir - bitless riding May 2011


      • Original Poster

        Paula, I suggest you send an e-mail to the web site and ask.
        "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier


        • #5
          Nice. Thankfully this sort of philosophy isn't nearly as rare now as it once was, but it's still lovely to see it profiled. Re: the DVDs, you need to ask about the region coding. You'll need Region 1 for the US and Canada, and most DVD players and laptops won't play others (though there are always ways around that depending on how creative or clever you are).
          Proud COTH lurker since 2001.


          • #6
            "When life gives you scurvy, make lemonade."


            • #7
              Happy athletes, much? I LOFF Uta with a capital L and if I had the money would ship myself and the Boy to her this.fast. But, I'm so glad she's coming out with the vids; they're tops on my list for summer watching. Thanks for posting MM.
              Piaffe Girl -- Dressage. Fashionably.


              • #8
                Amazon used to sell DVD players that had been "altered". I have one. They won't gaurantee them because when they alter it it voids the original warranty. But, for $100.00 - $200.00 it is a great deal.

                I got a Pioneer for $100.00 and it is still going strong after 10 years.


                • #9
                  Has anyone seen the DVDs? Are they worth $120?
                  "The mighty oak is a nut who stood its ground"

                  "...you'll never win Olympic gold by shaking a carrot stick at a warmblood..." see u at x


                  • #10
                    According to the link Paula provided (thank you!) the DVDs are PAL + NTSC so they'll work in North America and Europe. NTSC is standard for the USA.

                    I'd love to hear a review if anyone has seen these...?


                    • #11
                      Oh somebody please post a review! I would love to add this to my Christmas list!


                      • #12
                        her horses look happy
                        for more Joy then you can handle


                        • #13
                          Wheeeee!!!!! Happy horses!!!!!!

                          You can rent the videos on Giddyupflix: http://www.giddyupflix.com/
                          "A horse's face always conveys clearly whether it is loved by its owner or simply used." - Anja Beran


                          • #14
                            I met her when I was living in Germany. She had just won the GP on one of her stallions at a local show where I lived (Böblingen). She was super, super nice! I'm glad to see that she's making a name for herself (this was a few years ago).


                            • #15
                              Well I just watched the DVD so here's my review.

                              I'd rent it vs. buy it - don't think there's $120 worth of information in there for me personally, but ymmv.

                              Lots of footage of Uta riding various horses at various stages in their training. Not a lot of "new" information, really. In talking about how to motivate a horse and keep it happy, there's the usual - don't be too demanding, give the horse frequent breaks, have variety in a schooling session, ride the horse forward, etc. There's a section on her management practices which is to give her horses lots of turnout - lots. It looks like they live in stall/paddocks, then get to out in a herd to a huge pasture where they run around and play. She said it is a very important part of her program and that it makes the horses easier to work with and also keeps them fit and is good for their joints to be moving around all the time. There was a small section on working equitation, which was shown with her partner on a much smaller Iberian horse. Talk about diet (lots of roughage available at all times), stallion handling, ground work, hacking out, and some footage of how she makes do in the wintertime rounded it out.

                              Good video to rent. There really were no "how tos" in there that are anything new under the sun, but the scenery and horses and riding were fun to watch!
                              "A horse's face always conveys clearly whether it is loved by its owner or simply used." - Anja Beran


                              • #16
                                Good to know! I think I might buy them though to refer back on a regular basis for a refresher I think.

                                He is total garbage! Quick! Hide him on my trailer (Petstorejunkie).