Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~
I'm training an ANCCE registered PRE - just about as iberian as you can get. Cerrada en Bocado lines - he's in my profile pic.
12 months undersaddle and the thing does a nice couple steps of passage already. Compared to my SWB who is 10, 70% at FEI I1 and has trouble with cadenced half steps...
Also ETA about the "correct training" thing - yes the horse is correctly trained. 64.7% on his first second level at 10 months undersaddle - now heading into his big comp with 14 entrants in his division and I do expect a top 5 finish.
I can post a video - but most members here have seen my I1 horse go - this one does not go much differently and has a great medium trot developing which has not made it to film yet. In September I'll post his tests up.
Oh and he is solidly jumping XC and SJ fences to 2'9 with no problems with scope.
By far the easiest horse I've trained.
Congrats. It was not a personal attack. It was just a question and I was not having a go at you or your training methods nor was I suggesting that your horses are not correctly trained. I was stating that any horse (Iberian or otherwise) with incorrect training will not work correctly, regardless of its breeding. Good luck for your comps. Your PRE may be the easiest horse you have trained but all horses are individuals.
So many people comment about Iberians being an easy ride. So much easier than Warmbloods. There are easy Iberians and hard Iberians, easy Warmbloods and hard Warmbloods... Crazy OTTB's and calm, chilled out OTTB's - saying ony type of horse is any certain way is quite small minded especially as they are all individuals. That's like buying into racial stereotypes for people.