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  • Equestrian Star Opinions??

    Alright, admit I was home and FORGOT the goofy time slot until 5 minutes before it was over.

    Saw the last 5 minutes and...well...if the rest was like that it was pretty good. Very tough critical remarks to each in the group-technical too.

    Any thoughts from those who saw it? Will it rerun and when?
    When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

    The horse world. Two people. Three opinions.

  • #2
    I forgot about it too, until I saw the thread here. I only missed the first 10 minutes.

    I checked on the DirecTV listing and it does not have any re-run times scheduled.


    • #3
      Didnt get to see it!
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      • #4
        Saw it, LOVED it, can't wait for the next episode!!

        The concept is great: riders must demonstrate riding ability, training ability, teaching ability, horsemanship and professionalism. The comments from Robert were a lesson all riders could appreciate and benefit from regarding care and concern for the horse as well as the need to be on your game at all times in order to be successful. I felt like I should be taking notes (thank God for TIVO).

        The editing was well done and the program was fun to watch - paced well to cover a lot of ground without feeling choppy.

        Two thumbs UP!
        Patience pays.


        • #5
          I really liked it as well! I enjoyed watching the different riding styles and teaching styles. Some were immediately better then others, but I think that is what will make the show interesting!

          I like all the contestants as well. The one rider Jamil has to grow on me a bit more. Seems like a very nice kid (the youngest at 16) he has no energy or spirit and is very blaaaaahhh! After finding a new horse for him after his got injured he did not call the owners to thank them (which saved his butt from going home) AND seemed totally bored about the horse saying he was just "nice"! Can we say appreciate the GIFT! An 18 yr old ex international gp horse!!!


          I will give him a chance just because he's young!

          Great editing and I like Robert's teaching style! Has me already programming next Fridays show into my DVR!
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          • Original Poster

            Well, this was never even listed for today in my printed TWC guide. Matter of fact I tried to set the DVR last weekend in case I forgot (like I did) and something else popped up in that time slot on the on screen program guide. Out of town until Wednesday when it finally did show up.

            I'll be checking their website...this channel is like Bravo and CMT, they rerun everything. Again and again and again.
            When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

            The horse world. Two people. Three opinions.


            • #7
              What channel is this on?


              • #8
                does anyone know if these episodes are going to be available on the internet? by the time i get back home after work and then the barn i have missed all tv episodes!


                • #9
                  Well, I got up before 6:00 so as not to miss it. Even got my usually uninterested husband interested. I thought it was really well done and can appeal to the general public. At least its healthy viewing compared to the garbage other reality shows are. I liked the variety of riders chosen along with their initial horses. I think we'll learn many lessons from this series as it promotes the total package that a dressage professional should aspire to. This program has been well advertised on these boards and thru the associations (USDF, USEF). So for the next 5 weeks lets tune in to FOX REALITY, Fridays at 9:00AM EST; 6:00AM PST and support the industry we love so much!

                  Last edited by europferde; Oct. 19, 2007, 05:06 PM. Reason: TYPO


                  • Original Poster

                    Originally posted by europferde View Post
                    So for the next 5 weeks lets tune in to FOX REALITY, Fridays at 9:00AM EST; 6:00PM PST and support the industry we love so much!

                    Er....you do mean 6AM there, don't you? 3 hours, not 12 and another day?

                    I wish it was 6pm. But that would be 9pm EDT and amidst all the higher rated sex and sleaze that do make up Fox Reality.
                    When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

                    The horse world. Two people. Three opinions.


                    • #11
                      I loved it! Fabulously well done. I loved Robert's standards. Great.

                      Wonder why was the one girl riding in a hackamore?


                      • #12
                        I loved it! Very educational and I think it could appeal to non-horsey people too. I can't wait to see it next Friday!!


                        • #13
                          I liked it too. I really like JJ's method of teaching- she is someone I would take lessons with
                          I didn't really care for the beginning when they were laughing at some of the tapes- I felt bad for the riders that were laughed at on tv.
                          Overall I liked it and have it set up to record every Friday- too bad it's only 5 episodes!


                          • #14
                            I have it recorded on my DVR - had to upgrade to the 250 channels from the Dish Network to be able to get the Fox Reality channel. I'm waiting till the evening to watch it with my hubby. He is a non horsey hubby, but he is learning (or forced ) to enjoy the finer points of dressage. I'm so exited, can't wait!!!


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Pommederue View Post
                              Wonder why was the one girl riding in a hackamore?
                              I wondered that too! And no explanation for it.
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                              • #16
                                I TIVO's it and just got finished watching it. At first I was a bit put off by Dover's comments about himself thinking - "What an ego!" - then I got into it. The kids all seem nice but a couple I believe had no idea what they were getting into.

                                I think Jamill's problem is that he does not (yet?) know how to express his emotions around all the adults. Hopefully he will loosen up. I fear Philesha is just too quiet and shy to go too far with this.

                                And I agreed that JJ was top notch in her teaching style.

                                Can't wait for the next episode. What fun!
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                                • #17
                                  I'm watching it right now. I will share my thoughts when I am done.
                                  Thus do we growl that our big toes have, at this moment, been thrown up from below!


                                  • #18
                                    My trainer didn't leave until about 9:30 so I only got to see the last half or so and it was fun. Didn't really know what to expect but was pleasantly surprized. Think I will set the VCR for next Friday due to our training session.
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                                    • #19
                                      I don't have US cable or Fox Reality. How can I get a copy? Is it for sale somewhere?


                                      • #20
                                        I thought it was on FOX channel, not on satellite, this morning, so turned it on and it had a lady giving a sermon, I think.

                                        Where was it??? I have Dish, but didn't realized Fox has more than one channel, some on satellite.

                                        I need to watch TV more, so I may catch on.