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  • Dancing Horse video...Amazing

    For those who love horses, check out dancing horse on youtube the white dressage one 6min30sec. Amazing. other horses too, but the dressage dancing horse is the best .It must feel wonderful to be on that horses' back when he dances. Can you tell I miss riding?

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    the flying frenchman

    do a search for 'the flying frenchman' on youtube - this guy is AMAZING ... he stands on his horses while controlling 6 of them - and JUMPS them! it's so cool

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    • #3
      Thanks, I will check it out

      In Feb of 2005 I went to see Cavalia in Scottsdale. 1 & 1/2 hrs of amazing horses and riders, jumping, standing on backs one foot on ea horse. At the end, these horses laid down and acted like huge white dogs. Arabians and other horses. $90 for one and a half hrs. I didn't want it to end. Some people went twice. I could only afford once. Hope they come back again to Scottsdale.This dressage horse danced so beautifully. They did dressage w/ Cavalia too. In the beginning, the horses were playing with stuffed toy horses as the opening act.It was so popular, they stayed a few extra weeks!!!

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      • #4
        Amazing. It is such a beautiful thing to see the partnership that can devlope between a horse (or dog for that matter) and human.

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        • #5
          I haven't checked out the video yet, but am about to. Have you guys ever see the white lipizzaners? They're AMAZING!!! If they're ever in your area, you have GOT to go! They're unbelievable.
          Erin
          No Fur, No Paws, No Service.

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          • #6
            My Idea Of Heaven

            My idea of Heaven in my spare time, when not worshiping would be to ride over hill and dale and do dressage that way, and cantor and gallop. Then I would also be able to play the piano and compose music as well as play everything from Chopin to Jazz, to Gershwin.And all my dogs past and present would never need grooming........I could ski like olympians and skate, do anything I can't do now with no fear.

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            • #7
              That was really awesome and REALLY unique. I didn'tk now anything about dancing with horses. That's got to be really hard to adjust their steps to that extreme.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ejmj30 View Post
                I haven't checked out the video yet, but am about to. Have you guys ever see the white lipizzaners? They're AMAZING!!! If they're ever in your area, you have GOT to go! They're unbelievable.

                when the lippizaners came to poughkeepsie, ny the horses stayed at the stable I was riding at at the time & we got to visit with them for a few days! (during college when I was on the equestrian team). they were so beautiful!

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                • #9
                  Dressage Takes Years To Learn

                  I tried Dressage back in Calif. The drive took and hr to the Ocean where it was actually foggy and cold in the summer. I had been riding over a year and trotted, cantored, and did 2ft jumps at another closer stable. Well, w/ dressage I could not get the horse in an up transition to trot or anything cuz It was like being in kindergarten! I got fed up by 13th lesson and quit. They are very subtle moves with reins and squeeze od calfs of legs. I tried to see the moves of the rider in the video, he is so good, you don't see he is directing the horse the entire time! You need to own the horse so he knows your every nuance.I wish I had started as a young kid. Those ridwers can do anything. The cross country ones are really amazing, and have to do dressage too one of the days in competition. Malissa Gilbert (Little House On the Prarrie Laura) was in a movie as a cross country rider, and did her own riding for, a lot, very good rider.

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                  • #10
                    Are you refering to the Andreas Helgstrand video? I have it saved to my favorites! Honestly, though the horse is NOT happy about what she's being made to do which is very sad. She may be highly trained but she should enjoy her performance also, IMHO.

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                    • #11
                      Just looked at videa again....

                      Yes, it is Andreas. I can't tell if the horse is happy or not. I did notice the horse gets to rest and it is 6 min 30 seconds. Maybe for a young incondition horse, it is not that difficult. I looked at other dressage videos after, and he is the smoothest of all. Horses are no longer for work, now just pleasure mostly. I think if I were a horse, i would want to be one like that, rather than pull a plow. Who knows if dogs like to be in AKC dog shows? They do seem to love agility and frisbee catching. The horses' head is positioned down and arched, so maybe she looks unhappy, I hope not. The rider is rather good-looking I noticed.I do know, the horse would probably just stand there if he didn't give the directions, and little taps with his foot, calf and reins.Beautiful to see however. Maybe any time we ride a horse it is cruel in the horses' mind. I hope not. There are people who believe grooming a dog is cruel, and that it hurts them all the time. You know, it isn't cruel if done carefully. I think the horse probably has a very good life, best grooming, exercise, food etc.In exchange for 6 minutes of dressage and some practice. hope she is a happy horse.

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                      • #12
                        Just adding

                        many dogs love AKC shows, many don't. My Brittany Mother would rather be out in the fields any day, but she liked to be with me at the shows. I think my young boy Brittany likes it, but we'll see. My Coonhound would rather be in a conformation dog show than Anything. I just had her in veterans class, at 10 years, at a Hound Classic for her pleasure. She loved it and looked darn good for a breed that usually only lives till 11 years, 14 is the very oldest.

                        Sort of off the mark of the thread, but still performance animals often love performing, just like some people do, and some hate it.
                        Money will buy you a pretty good dog but it won't buy the wag of it's tail.

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                        • #13
                          Not Off Subject AT All.

                          A dog a horse, some are active and perform, some are couch potatoes. I think dogs probably like the attention and dont' like the long flight in a crate to a show. Animals live in the moment and maybe don't dwell on being happy or sad. Just waiting for the next dinner or treat, hugs and kisses.

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                          • #14
                            I have a Tenn Walkn Horse who lovessssss to travel! he sees a trailer and hes bumpin the gate to get on! hes great on the trail..loves me..and I love him dearly. I've owned him since he was broke(he was 2) hes now 10. Hes a beautiful black gelding. Going on long rides this summer...weekends...one is a week long, that'll be a blast!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by pugnacious View Post
                              Are you refering to the Andreas Helgstrand video? I have it saved to my favorites! Honestly, though the horse is NOT happy about what she's being made to do which is very sad. She may be highly trained but she should enjoy her performance also, IMHO.
                              Of course none of us can be sure, but i would have to say that the horse is absolutely enjoying what she's doing! Her ears are always pricked foward or relaxed ... she's foaming at the mouth (which means her neck, jaw & tounge are relaxed) ... her back is relaxed and round - if she wasn't happy or uncomfortable you would have a very very different picture.

                              IMO if a horse isn't enjoying their job there is no way they would ever make it to this level. Of course there is an immesurable about of training put into her, but you cannot force her to do many of these moves unless she's willing & happy about it.

                              i don't see it as sad, i see it as beautiful

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