If you are creating a first level musical freestyle, please check out my First Level eBook. In the eBook, you will find choreography you can use and resources on where to find freestyle music. While I was creating the book, I watched a lot of First Level freestyle videos on YouTube. Below are some of my favorites with bulleted points detailing why.
Watch these videos to help inspire you with ideas for your freestyle!
Video #1: Recognizable Music Suitable To The Breed
The music in this freestyle matches the horse's physique and movements wonderfully.
- Recognizable music (and same theme used throughout).
- Choreography matches music.
- Music accentuates horse's impressive movement and figure.
Even though some soundtracks have been "over-used", that doesn't mean that you shouldn't go for it if you really love the music. I think James Bond would have chosen a Friesian, don't you?
Video #2: Music Expressing Rhythm and Tempo of Horse's Gaits
This freestyle demonstrates a seamless combination of choreography and music.
- Choreography reflects changes in music.
- Music matches tempo of horse's gaits.
- Orchestral pieces match the regal air of the horse.
- Cohesiveness to music and seamless editing.
- Creative use of serpentine to demonstrate counter canter.
- Balanced use of space and cohesive routine design.
Video #3: Ease of Accomplishing Patterns and Obvious Trust Between Horse and Rider
This pair demonstrates synchrony and confidence of horse and rider.
- Music matches rhythm and tempo of horse's gait
- Playful and pretty trot music gives indication of energy and emphasizes horse's character.
- Coherent music theme.
- Choreography of transitions matches changes in music.
- Canter music is graceful and matches horse's physique.
- Extended canter on the diagonal showcases higher difficulty, along with the counter-canter.
Video #4: Use of Vocals Does Not Detract From Elegant Performance
This pair shows beautiful harmony and the music and choreography enhances the horse's punchy and handsome gaits and physique.
- Use of vocals does not take away from elegance of test.
- Music matches horse's rhythm and tempo of gaits and charming and handsome physique and coloring.
- Transitions in music are obvious and match choreography.
- Impressive leg yield!
- Rider and horse performed in obvious harmony.
If you would like to watch more videos, I have a special First Level Freestyle Playlist on my YouTube Channel. If you haven't checked out my new eBook, the purchase link is below. The book includes all the information you will need to create your own First Level Freestyle. I designed 10 test patterns that you can choose from and all you need to do is add music!
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