Plotting Horse

FEI World Cup Eventing Qualifier in Malmö
May 25, 2009, 17:24
Filed under: Eventing

I spent all weekend down by the beach watching horses and riders doing their best; it was fantastic!

Now knowing much about eventing, I had no idea who to watch and film, so at first I figured just to catch last years winners. Therefore, in the dressage I mostly have footage of the Swede Viktoria Carlerbäck; unfortunately she ended up in 9th. place this year…

After watching so many pro dressage films on tv and youtube, my vision has definitely been sharpened and I was somewhat snobbishly appalled at all the head-bobbing going on during the sitting trot! Also, canter changes were either flat or entirely out of control. But, this is eventing and really, these horses and riders do an amazing job balancing the three disciplines.

Here is Anna Nilsson on Luron, who I thought had a wonderful neck arching from the whithers.

On the Cross Country course, again Viktoria Carlerbäck on Moustic de Canta

And one more

I’ve got some more video, of the winners too, but that’ll have to wait until tomorrow.


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