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    12-18-2009, 04:41 PM
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Wink How far can he go in Dressage?

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I just saw someone else with this kind of thread and I was just wondering do you think Oscar could go far in Dressage?
He's a 17.1hh thoroughbred or ISH not 100% sure THink its tb though.

PLEASE dont critique my riding in the pics. I know what im doind wrong and I've had pics up in the critique section so I know whats wrong just don't have any newer clips!
Thanks:)

Also theres one of the pics and my leg is very far behind the girth. I was getting him to do leg yielding

Check out YouTube - xLaurenOscarx's Channel for clips!
Can't upload them here:(
Thanks in advance:)
     
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    12-18-2009, 04:42 PM
  #2
Yearling
Bump It Up:)
     
    12-18-2009, 04:45 PM
  #3
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You don't really have any pictures of him bending or doing basic movements. You probably couldnt do PSG on him, but most horses who have a decent gait and good work ethic can do at least 2nd level. Most importiantly the rider has to give the horse enough time/training and "inspiration." A horse could have all the ability in the world but you have to be dedicated to get him there.
     
    12-18-2009, 04:50 PM
  #4
Yearling
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Originally Posted by sillybunny11486    
You don't really have any pictures of him bending or doing basic movements. You probably couldnt do PSG on him, but most horses who have a decent gait and good work ethic can do at least 2nd level. Most importiantly the rider has to give the horse enough time/training and "inspiration." A horse could have all the ability in the world but you have to be dedicated to get him there.

I have some vids of us leg yielding up I think on the link? I think I do anyway? Whats psg?

Aw I know I was just wondering for the fun what others thought:)
Thanks:)
     
    12-18-2009, 04:54 PM
  #5
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The second pic is nice. Lots of length in that trot, some overtrack, looks like he's on the aids and working happily.

The walk photo shows something different; not much stepping under at all.

Why on earth is he wearing a running martingale in the third shot? Just curious,

If he's willing and happy doing the work, I'd say second level easily.

Without a good conformation shot, it's hard to evaluate his hind end. In some of the photos he looks a little short from the croup to the point of hip; he may lack the engine to do upper level work, but honestly, that's a guess.

When you say how far can he go, there are really three questions implied:

How far can he go schooling the movements of a level? Probably as far as you want.

How far can he go and be competive?

How far can he go competing at a level and stay sound doing it?

As for the second two, I would see how well he tolerates the introduction of collection at second level; and make an evaluation then. He also looks like he could benefit from a lot of Training and 1st level work to put more muscle on his topline. It's amazing what a dedicated rider, riding consistently and correctly, can do to develp musclature on a horse.

TBs or TB types are not really welll built or designed for collected work. There are, of course, wonderful exceptions, but usually they are developed through a careful training regimen. It just doesn't come as easy to them as to warmbloods.
     
    12-18-2009, 04:56 PM
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PSG- Prix St.George
     
    12-18-2009, 05:05 PM
  #7
Yearling
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Originally Posted by maura    
The second pic is nice. Lots of length in that trot, some overtrack, looks like he's on the aids and working happily.

The walk photo shows something different; not much stepping under at all.

Why on earth is he wearing a running martingale in the third shot.

If he's willing and happy doing the work, I'd say second level easily.

Without a good conformation shot, it's hard to evaluate his hind end. In some of the photos he looks a little short from the croup to the point of hip; he may lack the engine to do upper level work, but honestly, that's a guess.

When you say how far can he go, there are really three questions implied:

How far can he go schooling the movements of a level? Probably as far as you want.

How far can he go and be competive?

How far can he go competing at a level and stay sound doing it?

I would see how well he tolerates the introduction of collection at second level; and make an evaluation then. He also looks like he could benefit from a lot of Training and 1st level work to put more muscle on his topline. It's amazing what a dedicated rider, riding consistenly and correctly, can do to develp musclature on a horse.
i took him to a dressage clinic and the woman said he overtracks by a hoof and a half.
Because when he doesnt wear one his heads straight up in the air and when he gets excited he throws his head up and tanks off.
At this moment in time he's lacking muscle in his hind end becuase he's been off hard work for a while but once he gets back fit and ready he should hopefully be muscled up. Before he was off work he had a mucsly quarters.
Yeah I've been working on his topline but once he's in top shape something happens and he's out of work. For example start of the year he was eventing fit and then he got near fatal colic.

Thanks for your comments anyway:)
     
    12-18-2009, 05:09 PM
  #8
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Again, just curious --

He looks like a fabulous eventing type - is there a reason you'd consider doing just dressage?

"i took him to a dressage clinic and the woman said he overtracks by a hoof and a half." I believe it - and I'd also believe he has a much better walk than that photo shows.

I really like him. And I'll bet you can get a nice enough Training or 1st level test out of him to be very, very competive eventing.
     
    12-18-2009, 05:13 PM
  #9
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by maura    
Again, just curious --

He looks like a fabulous eventing type - is there a reason you'd consider doing just dressage?

"i took him to a dressage clinic and the woman said he overtracks by a hoof and a half." I believe it - and I'd also believe he has a much better walk than that photo shows.

I really like him. And I'll bet you can get a nice enough Training or 1st level test out of him to be very, very competive eventing.

He is actually unreal eventer (dont mean to be boastful or anything) he's so honest and careful xc and great jumper only thing is he gets strong xc and is very hard to hold. He's a big lad like lol.
See im not too sure. I took too bad falls earlier in the year which actually shattered my confidence and its the 1st time in 10 years my confidence has been shattered and I've taken a million diffrnt falls so still getting over this one.
I was just curious as to what other people thought of him as a dressage horse. I don't think I could not jump him because he's quite scopey.
Thanks:)
     
    12-18-2009, 07:17 PM
  #10
Weanling
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Originally Posted by xLaurenOscarx    
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He's a 17.1hh thoroughbred or ISH not 100% sure THink its tb though.
He's the spitting image of my horse! Who is an ISH (50% Selle Francais, 25% ID, 25% TB)

He looks like he could do lower level Dressage -I forget what all the levels are - Prelim, Novice, and maybe the next one up from that ...
     

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