|This photo and following video taken from Facebook|
Robbie is a super hot horse. At the Central America Games, he lost his brains when the music came on for his freestyle. Lou has worked incredibly hard to desensitize Robbie and try to make the freestyle a place where he can stay relaxed and work. It's paying off!
I1 Freestyle at 2015 Pan Am Games Individual Championship. My horse Royal Affair (Royal Diamond x Donnerhall x Prince Thatch xx by Donatia) ridden by Lou with the good graces and sacrifices of Lou's wife, Marie. Robbie's mpeccable grooming is Lindsay's doing. Lou’s West Side Story music theme was produced and enhanced with original music by Curt (curtschneider.com). Now begins our Grand Prix journey supported by too many to name including but not limited to Randy, Carlos and John. Thanks to all of you for contributing to the success of Team Robbie. (If you hadn’t guessed, my wife Sandra really makes this all happen by allowing my passion to flourish.)
Posted by Charles Schneider on Tuesday, July 14, 2015
While I stayed with my trainer at Lou's farm last winter, watching Lou work Robbie was a highlight. Robbie's hot nature reminded me of Pig. Lou's extreme patience, tact and grace in working through Robbie's hot-horse moments inspired me to approach Pig's frantic moments with a similar outlook. While Pig will never have a quarter of the talent Robbie has, I feel like watching Lou and Robbie has helped me access more of Pig's natural abilities and become a better rider of the type of horse I love.
|Okay, this photo is mine. Lou working with my trainer and her friesian/warmblood monster of talent.|
(For a quick bit of Lou's teaching, check out his tip on the half halt on the Horse Radio Network!)
Join me in extending cheers to Lou and Robbie for their efforts at the Pan Ams!
**link to scores**