Thanks to J for sending this in.
The best way I can describe this video: to my eye, the riding is a blending of dressage, reining, and cutting. Imagine cantering in a 10 M (not a typo) circle with no reins and full collection, with any step off the circle immediately noticeable. Throw in some spectacular rollbacks right back onto the 10M canter circle, and you’ll see why I think it’s worth watching. When evaluating the horse’s carriage, remember this is not dressage as we know it. What do you think?
Jesus Morales. I don’t know if the voice over announces the horse’s name, can someone translate for us?
The first video is the flashiest in some ways, as it’s a performance.
The second video is a working ride, during daylight: you can see the movement more easily. Less flash, a steadier build to an impressive finale.