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Ask alexlutz: The showjumping world doesn't attract you as much as ground work?

Ask alexlutz: The showjumping world doesn't attract you as much as ground work?
I have always loved watching showjumping, and I have always admired it, but I am not a lover of the athletic and competition part of horseriding. I love seing great champions, and great classes, but I wouldn't be happy if I were doing it. I would miss something, the thing I am looking for since I was a kid: galloping in the forest. I need a pure emotion, very natural. In my show, when there's is the Symphony N.23 of Mozart, with a special light, and when I am on my knees in front of Nilo while he's sniffing my head, it creates an emotion in me.

In dressage, I think it's about magnifying things that horses know from the beginning.
Also, I am 40, I probably wouldn't have answered the same thing at 25 years old! If I had started to ride again sooner in my artist career, maybe I would have done it.
Anyway, as a spectator, I love it and I am proud of our athletes.