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    11-30-2012, 12:17 PM
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My WB x is going to top out at 15hh and I am expecting big things from him (maybe not the olympics as I'm not that good but would be nice to get to PSG which will take a heck of alot from both him and I)

I've never seen a saddlebred in person and I can't view the vids at work but I would have to ask the question that if they are "gaited" then would they not find it difficult to overcome the gaiting and get True Trot, canter, etc? (BTW no offense is ment by the above question just genuinely curious)
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    11-30-2012, 12:55 PM
Not all Saddlebreds are gaited.

I worked with a Saddlebred cross once. Gorgeous mover, had a very nice hind end, and the best temperament ever. Nothing phased that horse. It was smart and gave its all. Awesome breed.
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    11-30-2012, 01:11 PM
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OP - If you arent very tall then why not consider a warmblood pony - a german 'design' using mostly UK ponies and warmblood horses, something that's been a work in progress for many years now. There are a lot of them being imported and bred in the US now
I have seen some very nice arabian x warmbloods that are being bred in the US for the part arabian show and dressage classes
I have a dutch WB x TB, she has the elevation and length of stride but lighter built than a purebred dutch WB - makes her narrower and a better fit for my also short legs!!!
A lot depends on what you want to do - how high you want to go but I know many people who started out in eventing and showjumping on very average horses and then progressed on to the more scopey expensive ones later on when they felt it was where they wanted to go with it.


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Intermediate Pony Club Dressage test
Intermediate II Dressage test sheet - order form - Official British Dressage website
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    11-30-2012, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by jaydee    
Isn't that the one I posted earlier
    11-30-2012, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Clava    
Isn't that the one I posted earlier
Probably - Havent had chance to look at all the videos posted yet as I shouldnt even be sitting here doing this at all
Apologise for the repeat - at least we must be on the same wavelength which has to be worth something!!!!
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    11-30-2012, 01:45 PM
Some example of German Riding Ponies with a slight tendency towards dressage


Gestüt Bönniger - Reitpony-Zucht und Ausbildung
Click on "Deckhengste" if only the HP shows up
    11-30-2012, 09:38 PM
I wish to learn dressage on my appaloosa. More for learning than competing.
I would like to advance my riding ability and my horses collection.
To become one with my horse. :)
    11-30-2012, 10:08 PM
Originally Posted by BBBCrone    
I guess I'm not understanding the problem. I didn't pick up that anyone was saying you could not use XYZ horse in dressage. All they were saying was that to reach the highest levels of that sport, you'd be better off going with breeds that were designed for it. You might get an exception to the rule. It does happen. But if your plan is to do it big, you might find the path of least resistance a much easier road to follow.

If I'm going to be going out cutting cattle I'll be looking for that athletic, quick, low to the ground Quarter Horse that can get low, dip and dive and turn on a dime. I could do this on a different breed for sure. But will it be as graceful or done as well? Probably not. Exceptions to the rule not withstanding of course. :)

And just for fun ... this was one of my favorites to watch. May she RIP.

ANDREAS HELGSTRAND - WEG2006 Freestyle Final - YouTube
Blue Hors Matine was such an enthusiastic girl. Absolutely stunning. I always find the time to watch that performance. I'm also completely enthralled with Salinero...there's just something about him that I am absolutely in love with and I can't put my finger on it.
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    02-23-2013, 12:05 AM
Originally Posted by Bluebird    
Clydesdales are relatively new to the dressage arena but make fabulous dressage horses. They have fabulous movement and considering their size, are very light on thier feet. They are moving up in competitions and I think it wont be too long before we see them competing at top level. My wee lad (18hh) has won his novice and intermediate class. I am so proud of him.
I'm sorry, but I've seen Clydesdales doing dressage before. It's cringe-worthy.
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    02-23-2013, 12:13 AM
Allie, I think it's just the 'novelty' value of a big clumpy hairy draft doing a couple of Dressage moments that have been trick trained is quite entertaining ;)

Train them Dressage at home, but don't cry and call 'warmblood snobbery' when they are not well received in competition!!
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