Eventing Nation: Isabell Werth and Satchmo schooling Grand Prix in a halter and leadrope
If my 19-year-old retired Olympic partner was just sitting around the farm, looking bored, I’m sure I couldn’t resist, either!
From Sally Spickard:
Here is a special moment captured on film to start your weekend off right. Isabell Werth’s former Olympic mount, Satchmo, retired from competition in 2011, but he clearly has not forgotten everything he learned. Isabell stated at the time of Satchmo’s retirement that she planned on continuing to ride him, and this must be an example of what she meant. I’m sure that if any of us were blessed to have such a special horse, we wouldn’t be able to stay off either. There is hardly a Grand Prix dressage move that doesn’t make an appearance in this video. I think the only movement she missed is an extended trot, which is understandable considering the lack of a saddle!
In the sprit of Flashback Friday, take a look at Isabell and Satchmo’s star performance at the 2006 World Equestrian Games. This is still one of my top freestyles to go back and watch to this day. Go Satchmo.
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