Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: British Columbia
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ok, I'll chime in here since I own and breed Trakehners. There is a bad reputation in some parts of North America about this breed, and it is very unwarrented. Trakehners are the original German Warmblood, they are a VERY old breed of horse and are the basis of all of the other warmblood breeds. They are IN FACT the ONLY warmblood breed with a closed studbook. Meaning they do not let any other breed into the registry. Only TB and Arabian mares and stallions may be approved for breeding purposes to keep the blood refined. They are very athletic, courageous horses. They bond strongly with one owner and try their hearts out for you. They move exceptionally well and excel in dressage and eventing. They have a very regal and elegant way about them, they are the prettiest of the warmblood breeds. They are forward moving horses, sensitive to the aids and this can be mistaken for hot by amateur riders. This is a very desired trait in a horse for the experienced rider (grand prix riders strive for this in a horse) Some VERY famous horses are out and about in the sport world, and I'd bet that most of you don't even know that these horses ARE Trakehners!!! I'll name some.......
In dressage, we have GRIBALDI, BLU HORS MATINE,HOHENSTEIN,
PAINTED BLACK, SUCCES, PERRON just to name a few!!
In eventing the most famous is WINDFALL!!
In jumpers the most famous of all time was ABDULLAH>
I could name hundreds more but I've run out of room!
So please do not bash this breed, they make an enourmous contribution to Olympic sports and breeding sport horses of today. They are wonderful horses!!