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  • Best ever photo of extended trot!

    Scroll down on the main page of COTH, and you'll see Yvonne Barteau's horse executing the most perfect example of an extended trot that I've ever seen. I know I can't pick it apart - anyone else want to try?

    Or should we just enjoy something so rare - a beautiful example of what one of the loveliest movements in our sport should be?

    JMO.
    In loving memory of Laura Jahnke.
    A life lived by example, done too soon.
    www.caringbridge.org/page/laurajahnke/

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    Agreed!!

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    • #3
      Rarely see a horse that uphill WITH a level fenceline in the background.

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      • #4
        very nice... but to be honest about the pic, you have to say that the front toe is a bit hyper mobile and i *think* that means there is tension. the front toe should point where it is going to land.

        i would love to read what IDEA yoda would say about this pic.

        on UDBB i did a thread (there was actually several) where we tried to come up with the "best" extended trot pic... it is SUPER hard to do... extended trot seems to be a very difficult movement to get correct. which was eye opening to me

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        • #5
          Yes, it's sad that none of the top horses come up to your very high standards.

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          • #6
            extended trot seems to be a very difficult movement to get correct
            in my experience all the movements are very difficult.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mbm
              i would love to read what IDEA yoda would say about this pic.
              I would love to read what AUNT esther would say about this pic.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by egontoast
                Yes, it's sad that none of the top horses come up to your very high standards.
                they are not MY high standards. they are the FEI's high standards...

                and if you read my post i did say it was very nice... i was just pointing out that it was not perfect.... and then i gave my guess as to what/why....

                i guess i dont see the point of not seeing the good and bad in everything... ie: reality.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by fiona
                  in my experience all the movements are very difficult.
                  touche'


                  i guess i was talking about how i *assumed* that it was *just* an extended trot.... and then when we went looking for a god pic it was VERY difficult to find one that had most/all of the directives evident.

                  i dont know why i thought an extended trot would be (relatively) easy???

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                  • #10
                    i dont know why i thought an extended trot would be (relatively) easy???
                    That explains a lot.

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                    • #11
                      The extended trot is also very hard to photograph -- your timing really has to be spot-on to get it at that perfect moment of full extension

                      it's easier to catch than the extended canter though!
                      ~Drafties Clique~Sprite's Mom~ASB-loving eventer~
                      www.gianthorse.photoreflect.com ~ http://photobucket.com/albums/v692/tarheelmd07/

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                      • #12
                        i dont know why i thought an extended trot would be (relatively) easy???__________________
                        me neither.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by egontoast
                          That explains a lot.
                          yes, at one point in my life i assumed extended trot would be and "easy" (in the whole upper level work world kind of way) ..... but i am not sure what that fact explains about me other than i wasnt born a dressage genius.

                          <shrug> i dont mind saying i dont know something... or dont know it now... or didnt know it then....

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                          • #14
                            shrug> i dont mind saying i dont know something... or dont know it now... or didnt know it then....
                            It's good to have humility when critiquing others. It may not be so simple as the nose must be here, the foot must be there.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by mbm
                              i dont know why i thought an extended trot would be (relatively) easy???
                              Have you tried riding a few, and then looked at the results on video? In combination with everything else in a test? I'm not trying to be rude, but maybe that would help give you perspective. There's nothing like horses to take you (or me, or anyone) down a notch or 25.
                              "You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed." - The Little Prince

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                              • #16
                                I agree - a great extended trot I'd let the horse's nose out a little and also let him lengthen his neck, but you cannot fault that energy and uphill movement

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                                • #17
                                  very nice... but to be honest about the pic, you have to say that the front toe is a bit hyper mobile and i *think* that means there is tension. the front toe should point where it is going to land.

                                  i would love to read what IDEA yoda would say about this pic.
                                  Oh for the love of god, isn't the udbb back up and running yet?

                                  The only thing "easy" about dressage, it would appear, is criticizing it. (rolling eyes)
                                  "No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible." George Burns

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                                  • #18
                                    i'm with you there, pinecone!

                                    "when we went looking for a god pic"

                                    Now certain posters AND God do better dressage than the topriders,

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                                    • #19
                                      I want to see the picture- can somebody place it in this thread?

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                                      • #20
                                        To see the photo (1) go here: www.chronofhorse.com and (2) scroll down.

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