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WoSJ Exclusive; Quick questions with Marcus Ehning

Thursday, 03 February 2011

Marcus Ehning. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.If you could chose any horse that you like from your competitors, which horse would you chose and why?

               "I am actually really pleased with the horses I have. Baloubet du Rouet is a horse that I always thought was complete as a show jumper, but it is too late to wish for him… Of course there are a lot of horses that I admire and there are several horses that we will talk about for years to come, but I am so happy with my horses, that I can´t think about another one to wish for."


Which horse do you think is the best in the world today?

               "In my opinion there is not a horse that is the best in the world, there are only couples – rider and horse together. Shutterfly has been getting older, but he and Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum was always a couple that you wanted to see and still want to see. Baloubet du Rouet and Rodrigo Pessoa was also such a couple. These days I also like to see Eric Lamaze and Hickstead."


Which rider do you wish to see riding before you are going into the ring yourself, in order to be able to make the best possible plan for you ride?

               "That is hard to say; it depends a lot on which horse they are riding and how big canter the horse has. There are several couples that I know well and that I can use to be able to see if I can make the lines in the same way regarding to their canter. If you know the horse and rider well, you also know how your horse’s canter is compared to the horse you are watching - and then you can make a good plan for your own ride by watching how they are solving the course."

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