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    01-28-2010, 12:43 PM
  #11
Green Broke
Found one...starting to bring her head down for the free walk..she puts it all the way to the dirt lol...

     
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    01-28-2010, 01:11 PM
  #12
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Hoofprints in the Sand    
I love your horse, you two look very nice together! A great example for sure!

Plus, at the dressage shows I have been to, the Quarter Horses are so calm and quite compared to the spirited, and sometimes flightly, warmbloods.

I'd take a Quarter Horse (App, Paint, or even a Thoroughbred) over an expensive warmblood ANY DAY.... I never met a WB that I woud like to have, but I'm sure I just met the crazy ones I'm sure there are plenty of nice ones out there too!

They just arent for me!
     
    01-28-2010, 02:05 PM
  #13
Foal
My mare usually gets 7's and 8's on her free walk too, I love my paint! Here's a old pic from two years ago even though its a back shot you can see her nose is really close to the ground. This was just a schooling show so we were allowed to get away with dirty horses and polo shirts and it was 35-40 degrees so no giving the horses a bath.
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    01-28-2010, 02:48 PM
  #14
Started
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Wow thank you all for the responses. The pictures are great! I haven't been out to see the big guy since Monday cause I have strep throat and have been too tired to make it out of the house. I have not recieved a call back yet about leasing him but I'm going to call tonight...knowing my trainer he probably forgot. =) And if I do lease him, I will definitely take photos of us doing dressage and post them here.
     
    01-28-2010, 09:59 PM
  #15
Yearling
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Originally Posted by FlyinSoLow    
Plus, at the dressage shows I have been to, the Quarter Horses are so calm and quite compared to the spirited, and sometimes flightly, warmbloods.

I'd take a Quarter Horse (App, Paint, or even a Thoroughbred) over an expensive warmblood ANY DAY.... I never met a WB that I woud like to have, but I'm sure I just met the crazy ones I'm sure there are plenty of nice ones out there too!
Haha, I agree. I will always remember watching one girl at a show get on her warmblood imported from Germany and the moment she got on, the horse reared and started moving. Whereas my horse acted like she'd lived at that barn her whole life.

Anyways, if you need more encouragement, OP, my horse is just a grade QH mare and we're about to debut in 2nd level in a few weeks! It may be harder for her than for a horse bred for dressage, but she is still capable of it.
     
    01-29-2010, 09:26 AM
  #16
Started
I talked to my trainer and he said that he doesn't think his owners want him to do dressage. I am so sad but hopefully they change their minds. =(
     
    01-29-2010, 12:34 PM
  #17
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by TheRoughrider21    
I talked to my trainer and he said that he doesn't think his owners want him to do dressage. I am so sad but hopefully they change their minds. =(
Awww Did they say why? What is he doing now? Dressage is great cross training for almost all disciplines (with the exception of a select few). It just teaches your horse to be more balanced and carry themselves, and to be attentive to very subtle aids.
     
    01-29-2010, 01:14 PM
  #18
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by FlyinSoLow    
I love your horse, you two look very nice together! A great example for sure!

Plus, at the dressage shows I have been to, the Quarter Horses are so calm and quite compared to the spirited, and sometimes flightly, warmbloods.

I'd take a Quarter Horse (App, Paint, or even a Thoroughbred) over an expensive warmblood ANY DAY.... I never met a WB that I woud like to have, but I'm sure I just met the crazy ones I'm sure there are plenty of nice ones out there too!

They just arent for me!
hehehe I have a TB/Warmblood, and everyone thinks shess a QH, haha even tho she has a hanoverians body. I think expensive warmbloods are only dangorous (and plain stupid) because they pretty much live in stalls, then arenas all their life and are so pampered.

Why don't they want him doing dressage???? I think every horse improves from dressage, it would only make him more balanced and together so that he could do even better at other disciplnes!! :( well I hope they change their minds! Keep us posted!
     
    01-29-2010, 05:28 PM
  #19
Trained
Haha yep most wb's are just big boof heads. Hence "dumb bloods" :P As ridergirl said, the ones that crack it tend to be the ones that are stuck in stables/small yards, pumped with heavy feeds and only brought out to be ridden. Plus there are a lot that are being bred at the moment that have quite a strong tb influence that tend to be a little hotter. But as a whole, wb's are a pretty laid back mob
     
    01-29-2010, 06:06 PM
  #20
Foal
I got the best of both worlds. I have an appendix. He has the brain and barrel of a Quarter horse, but the long skinny legs of a Througherbred. He is built a little bit downhill, but he's still young. He might catch up.

At least you will know that he is a willing worker like so many Quarter horses are.

I say go for it! Nothing to lose.
     

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