Monday, June 3, 2013

My favorite musical freestyle: Bonfire

I have the VHS video of their world cup performance of this freestyle. It never fails to bring a tear to my eye. The commentators said that they hired musicians to match the footfalls of Bonfire -- which may be a regular thing now, but apparently it was not back then. There is just something about Bonfire that is special - what a horse.


  1. Ah, yes! How well I remember this freestyle! The artistry is amazing! The choice of music is superb, because it's all from the same musical and brilliantly adapted to the horse. It's also wonderful choreography with all the changes of gait and movement in virtually perfect sync to the musical changes. It is, indeed a masterwork.

    Wonder if, considering that horses are scoring higher today than back then if she would have been rewarded even more now.

    Brings a tear to my eye as well.

  2. Wow! That was amazing! Thanks for the link.

  3. I loved her freestyle from the 2000 Sydney Olympics even more than that one!

    There is a neat DVD that was made about her process for making freestyles, I bought it off Amazon a few years ago and it was worth the watch. (Maybe you can find it someplace else for a lot less than you can find it now, as that price is ridiculous!).


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