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GM takes Winyamaro For a Spin

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    George recently got on Catherine Haddad's horse at Gladstone and showed off his ability to passage, piaffe, and do 1 and 2-tempi changes. Make sure to watch the YouTube clip, it's a treat!
    Last edited by Celeritas; Nov. 1, 2011, 01:35 PM. Reason: fixed link
    friend of bar.ka

  • #2
    I just read/watched this - too cool!


    • #3
      Loved the blog & video! What a treat to watch!
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Tasker View Post
        Loved the blog & video! What a treat to watch!

        It was also really neat to see someone teaching him for a change. You forget that even the rockstars don't know everything.


        • #5
          This just made me smile to watch GM so obviously having fun! What a treat!


          • #6
            Originally posted by morganpony86 View Post

            It was also really neat to see someone teaching him for a change. You forget that even the rockstars don't know everything.
            I think that's what sets the top people apart in the first place. They are always happy to learn more, given the opportunity.


            • #7
              Love it!!
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              • #8
                Originally posted by morganpony86 View Post

                It was also really neat to see someone teaching him for a change. You forget that even the rockstars don't know everything.
                Mr. Morris has EVER been the student. He learns with every lesson given, every breath taken and every day of his life. He is self effacing, generally nothing like the prima donna so many make him out to be.


                • #9
                  I am seriously impressed with his ability to process the ques so quickly and get what he asked for immediately. If only I could figure out how to do that!
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                  Originally Posted by alicen:
                  What serious breeder would think that a horse at that performance level is push button? Even so, that's still a lot of buttons to push.


                  • #10
                    It should come as no surprise that GM has such terrific dressage skills, I recall Jessica Newberry Ransehousen as being a regular visitor as his guest often at OMF as far back as the late 1960's.


                    • #11
                      I love this! It's a great example of the idea that even the best can always learn something else. He looks like he is just having such a downright good time, too!
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                      • #12
                        I seriously doubt that's the first time GM has sat on a PG horse, nor that he was "learning" anything new--perhaps revisiting after a bit of time, yes. I suspect he's forgotten more about riding at that level than most of us will ever know!
                        Last edited by monstrpony; Nov. 2, 2011, 09:31 AM. Reason: that should be GP ...
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                        • #13
                          The link won't work for me!
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                          • Original Poster

                            I don't think he was learning anything new either, but it's still nice to see him having a good time and another top rider being willing to "share" her horse. It really emphasizes the point that a true horseman can learn from and appreciate disciplines other than our own, and that HPs and DQs really can get along!
                            friend of bar.ka


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by M. O'Connor View Post
                              The link won't work for me!
                              Try this one. http://www.chronofhorse.com/article/...ides-winyamaro

                              Alternatively, the blog post has now hit the most popular list on the sidebar, and it's also on the COTH homepage.

                              Sidenote: I LOVE Winyamaro, big forelock included!
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                              • Original Poster

                                Originally posted by M. O'Connor View Post
                                The link won't work for me!
                                fixed it, sorry, I was posting from my iphone this morning and I have trouble copy and pasting sometimes!
                                friend of bar.ka


                                • #17
                                  Try this Mary



                                  • #18
                                    Loved it.... GM was giggling a bit like a kid in a candy store.

                                    I'd LOVE to have that opportunity but would be no where near as good, that's for sure.


                                    • #19
                                      Watching that was a lovely way to start my day, and got me to bust out the dressage saddle to ride this morning Definitely not as much fancy footwork as GM's ride, but a good reminder of why it's important!

                                      I suspect with a very few more rides, you could send him into the GP ring and he'd do quite well.
                                      A Year In the Saddle


                                      • #20
                                        I think he would do well in the GP ring too!

                                        He's so elegant on a horse - good riding is good riding!