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    01-26-2009, 12:17 AM
Originally Posted by Spyder    
Here is my beef with dressage and it has NOTHING to do with the judges. This is a lovely coming five year old in a double bridle that has only shown schooling level 1.

FEI Dressage Prospect for Sale in Ocala, Florida

There is a video there also. Shortened up in the front and showing false collection.

I teach classic dressage NOT this "rushed up so we can get top price for him" type of trained dressage.
Lol @ the video.

And yes, but I also believe that this whole omg must overcollect horse too soon phenomenon is borned from the show ring.
Basically, as long as there are people dumb enough to pay a lot of money for a horse that is going to need 6 months in the field, a good vet, and proper training, there are going to be trainers rushing horses to get them sold faster, for more money.
But look! He's already in a double bridle! That mean he MUST be worth $100k!
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    01-26-2009, 05:23 AM
Originally Posted by MysterySparrow    
Spyder, I agree totally that there are too many horses that rushed into a headset as opposed to a true over all frame and self carriage. It is sad that that horse will most likely end up burned out and not go as far as he should be able too. It is horrible that wanting to turn a profit is more important to a trainer than the horses education. I understand it is still business, but a trainer should be a horse person first and business person second.

Never a truer word spoken :)

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