Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany- but not German =D
Living in Germany, I can tell you that PK is pretty much a standard joke.
And I am a small town rider, I don't compete. But if you ride like a sack of poo, they ask if you've been training with PK as a mild ribbing.
As for Iberian horses.. we have a LOT. It is very easy to transport from Spain to Germany. You get the good, the bad and the ugly in all breeds. But generally, Iberian horses are built well enough to cope with shoddy riding rather than a 17hh WB.
Iberians are not my favourite breed (Sorry Petey! Not you of course!) because I find them to lack finesse and elegancy. But, for a rider looking out to start dressage, they make perfect horses. Of course training has everything to do with it. I have seen some car crashes of Andys. They are better built, as a breed standard, to be able to do these things.