Monday Minstrel: Dressage and the Uptown Funk Mashup!

What have dressage and the Uptown Funk mashup got in common?  Hours of hard work, practicing, strengthening, stretching, rehearsing, patience, perseverance all to make it look effortless and easy to the viewers.  Here is the Uptown Funk Mashup with the best of the best of the Hollywood musical dancers in my favourite music video. After that comes the Dressage!

 

Here is the World’s top ranked rider Isabelle Werth with her dance partner De Santo in Central Park dancing to music by David Bowie.

 

HAPPY MONDAY EVERYONE!

  • featured photo credit Horse Canada.*

26 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautiful shots! 💞🌼

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  2. doar nicole says:

    It’s the first time I see such a cute show, dance and dressage, it is impressive, and your list… quite thorough, yes. Hard work must be, but beautiful too.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I think that both the dance and the dressage look so easy and yet there is a lot of work to make it look that way. Thanks for commenting Nicole!

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      1. doar nicole says:

        Yes, and I also think it’s wonderful how those who love doing a certain thing, even more, adore it, how they so enjoy the effort of it all, ups and downs, no longer feeling it as effort as such but somehow basking in it, just as another kind of breathing, a way of life, all the work and obvious repetitiveness. You’re welcome, wishing you a nice weekend! 🙂

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        1. anne leueen says:

          I wish you a very happy weekend as well!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed them!

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  3. NorCal Zen says:

    Thank you so much for sharing Isabell’s ride, it gave me goose bumps, literally.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Isabelle is really something. I have watched her ride for over ten years and she is just amazing.

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      1. NorCal Zen says:

        Yes, she is 🙂

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  4. sandyjwhite says:

    Pretty amazing moves all the way around…human and equine!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed the “moves”.

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  5. Never thought about it like a dance…very cool 🙂

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Well I just love the Isabelle ride to the David Bowie music and I love the old time movie dancing so I just thought I’d put them together.

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      1. It was really awesome share! 👍 I’ve enjoyed it 🙂 always something new about the 🐎 🐴 horses! 😁

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        1. anne leueen says:

          I’m always happy when a non-horsey person gets something from a post so thank you for this feedback!😃🐴

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          1. Yes haha we non-horsey peeps need guidance 😉✌️

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  6. That Hollywood mash up is one of my favorite videos. I stumbled across it on FB a year or so ago and have watched it a dozen times.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Me too! I think it is brilliantly edited to fit the dance moves to the music. I love those old films with the song and dance routines anyway and the mash up is terrific.

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  7. That’s really cool! Do horses respond to music or is it just the rider?

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    1. anne leueen says:

      In terms of the rhythm and timing it is the rider and the music will have been chosen to suit the horse’s natural tempo. But horses can like or dislike certain music. So it is best to play some of the music you want for the freestyle to make sure the horse is not upset by it. Good question Jo Ann!

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      1. So it really is teamwork! 🐴🐴🐴

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    2. shiarrael says:

      Hi!

      I can’t speak for dressage horses, but like Anne said horses can like or dislike music.
      My dad’s old Appaloosa had a thing for classic Bon Jovi (and whatever sounded similar enough) – every time one of his favorites came on the radio, he’d prance around the pasture – with the rhythm of the song!

      My younger daughter’s Icelandic gelding has an inexplicable fondness for Wu-Tang-Clan. Possibly something about the beat tickling his tölt/flying pace senses?

      There’s also some folk music from Iceland that intentionally imitates the four-beat gait – they sometimes play it at the barn and the little Vikings seem to like it.

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      1. Very cool! Thank you for telling me!

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