Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
I thought i'd chip in here, someone quoted a conniextb being a good dressage horse earlier?
Well yes if you breed 2 athletic types of horse/pony you will get an athletic horse. Very different to a draft x. Connies are NOT drafts in any shape or way
connies have a heck of a lot of spanish blood in them, they are also bred to be athletic ponies who can jump well (take a look at the UK 14.2hh pony showjumping teams lots and lots of connie blood there) and do well enough at dressage because they have the angles, athletasism and mind to do it. It is not uncommon for a purebred connie to be working at advanced medium with a half decent rider. (mine took me from pootling round the field to medium level and had I the skill and knowlege would have gone further, he did very very correct changes for fun)
The connie TB cross has been the corner post of many FEI PONY teams.
So sorry but I dont see how throwing a connie x in there supports your draft argument
RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT