This may not be the most popular thing to say, but here goes....
It's starting to get old for me to see Edward Gal on yet another black stallion/horse with the same gaits. You get the feeling that Jack Sparrow is already in training for piaffe because of the way he jerks his hind legs up, yet when you look at the beginning of the video you can actually see him be a little out behind.
I understand that it's good business for stallion owners to send their horses to Edward Gal because it tends to make more people want to breed to said horse. I remember that last year it was Voice who people oohed and aahed over, but for some reason you don't hear about him this year.
Color me underwhelmed at this point....
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Agreed it does make good business sense for both the stallion owner and the mare owner as any additional publicity is always good. But in all fairness it was the quickness of his sire, Johnson's' hind Leg that aided him to gaining the marks that he did at his licensing too, which propelled his popularity as a breeding sire and we don't hear a great deal about him in the competition arena either nor has he made it to Grand Prix.
Combined with an interesting damline and his height (1.75m) for those of us that want to add some, I think he's a great new addition to the studbook and hope for continued success.
Also, found it very interesting that no walk was shown under saddle in this one.
I was amused by the angle of the stick when they measured him!
I agree about EG seeming to stamp his horses, and I know for all of them, my entire body tenses up when I watch. Not a judgment of his riding (which is obviously FAR better than mine!) but just that it's an instinctive reaction to how they all go.
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Thanks for sharing a beautifully captured moment Are you on facebook? Love the photography and love keeping up with the latest news Have you been at the 1st round stallion selections?
Thanks. I have not been in Ermelo for the first selection cause it's really hard to get good shots I chose to follow the stallion competitions instead and this week the stallions i.e. compete in Roosendaal.