Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
tinyliny, he has the conformation, movement, temprement and trainability to get to medium (3rd level) but I don't think he has the conformation or flashy paces to go further.
Its about having an eye for conformation and potential but being realistic, he is too heavy and not athletic enough to be competitive any higher than medium which is fine because if I wanted to ride higher levels of dressage I wouldn't have bought an ISH i'd have bought a warmblood (an spent a heck of a lot more then I have). He will how ever make an excellent lower level dressage & eventing horse and a super HOYS small hunter, coloured and ladies hunter (if I get my A into G and get myself a sidesaddle).
I bought him to take me to the top in showing (hunters, coloured and ladies) not to take me to the top in dressage but to do showing at that level he will have to be capable of a Good elementary dressage test and most go on to do the easier medium level tests.
RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT