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post #1 of 6 Old 04-11-2011, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
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Question Morgans?

I've heard the "park type" of morgans are bad at jumping and dressage. Is this true?

I hope not, because there are some really nice morgans in my area for sale, and I was thinking about getting one. They haven't been trained yet, but their bloodlines are really good in the park discipline, or so I'm told...

I realize that these morgans are probably not going to do grand prix, but I don't want them "really bad" at my "normal" activities either. I'd love to do at least novice level eventing on a little morgan :)

I would try to get one that doesn't have park bloodlines, but I can't find any in my area.

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post #2 of 6 Old 04-11-2011, 11:01 AM
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What is a "Park type" of morgan? I did low lvl show jumping and dressage on a morgan when I was a "pre teen" (lol) he was awesome, i'll never forget Clarence
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I don't know much about it, but I guess it's the kind of showing where they go around the ring with their head up, picking up their front legs really high.

I could see how that would be problematic in dressage, since dressage focuses more on the impulsion from behind, and showy front legs is more likely to get you docked. Also, I wonder if they'll have a hard time basculing over a jump.

Then again, where they haven't been trained to show park yet, maybe they won't have any problems...

I just don't know, so I'm turning to Horse Forum to help me!!!
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post #4 of 6 Old 04-11-2011, 11:18 AM
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I have a Morgan and she's a great jumper.

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They have a lighter body type, they won't do as well, but they can still do it.

park type/show type morgan:

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post #6 of 6 Old 04-11-2011, 05:58 PM
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Aaaah! ok clarence looked nothing like that lol, thanks for clarifying that up for me wakiya^^
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