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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Video: Watch Another World Record in Dressage Freestyle for the Dutch Black Stallion Totilas

by Fran Jurga | 16 December 2009 | Fran Jurga's Hoof Blog at Hoofcare.com


Everyone in the horse world will be talking about this little video...and if they aren't, show it to them! At the FEI Dressage World Cup Qualifier tonight at London's Olympia Horse Show, European champion Moorlands Totilas broke his own world record for highest score ever given. He racked up 92.30%. Ridden by Edward Gal of The Netherlands, Totilas has a specific goal: to come to America next fall and win the gold medal at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky. That's still 282 days away but this horse is the one everyone will come to see, assuming he can stay sound and healthy. And until that day, he will be the one everyone analyzes. Watch the way he downshifts from a canter to a tight pirouette around the middle of the test and comes out of it. This horse knows where his feet are. And where to put them next. He's the one to watch.


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4 comments:

KD said...

OK, so I'm probably going to get busted for watching at work, but I couldn't tear my eyes away.

Fran Jurga said...

Yes, that seems to be the effect this little video has. You end up watching the whole performance. I'm glad you enjoyed it! Now watch it again and use the pause button every once in a while to catch him in motion, see how elevated he is on some movements, it's pretty amazing. This horse does some fancy footwork.

marycour said...

I am wondering what type of shoes Totilas has?
Does he have the epona shoes like Ravel?
ANyone know?

Susan said...

Brilliant self-carriage and amazing balance...thanks for posting! What a treat to watch!!