Originally Posted by TheRoughrider21
Tell me everything and anything you know about them. I'm talking characteristics, breed history, stuff like that. I went on the website but it didn't really talk about characteristics and I can't find many other websites for info. I have to do a 4 page essay on them and a powerpoint for Horse Science and I'm stumped on how I'm going to find 4 pages on info. Tomorrow, I'll grab the sheet from my locker and let ya'll know everything he wants in the report. Any help will be amazing!
Some of what has been posted here is correct and a lot is not.
There is actually a ton of information posted on their website...all you have to do is read.
It started with an idea based very much on how the original warmbloods started in Europe with the idea that the mare base bred up with qualified and inspected stallions over time will create a unique "American Warmblood" just as there are Swedish and Dutch. The effort was to make the selection and inspection process less expensive than what was being done at the time with getting and paying for European inspectors so the organization used people here and passed the saving on to the members. One such judge was Ratchel Ehrlich..owner of Werbellin a top dressage stallion.
Not just any old hot with any old warm will pass the inspection and there are many that don't make the 60% qualifying score for the lowest level ribbon ( see the site for this info).
JDI is not quite correct as the Canadian Warmblood and the American Warmblood were founded on entirely different ideas and requirements as the Canadian Warmblood horses HAD to be already approved in their home registry or their parents had to be.
I would say the American Warmblood is more based like the Canadian Sporthorse Society than CWBA however the pass for inspection was actually harder for AWS than the CSH for many years and is still at a higher standard for stallions.
If you have any questions I will try to answer them as my own stallion is CSH and AWS and I was Ontario AWS director for a few years a while back.