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post #1 of 22 Old 05-04-2010, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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Would you consider a Percheron X a good dressage horse? why or why not?

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My vet has one. Percheron sire out of a very very nice trakaner/TB cross mare.

This is the mare at 2. She is now 4 or 5 and doing very well in Dressage.




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It would depend on the horse and its build. All horses of one breed are not built the same. Look for a perch with a more sloping shoulder versus an upright shoulder, and one that can track his back legs well under him. My perch is a level 2 trained horse, but I don't ride dressage myself, I'm more of a pleasure rider. Maybe someday!

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Forrest Hill Farm breeds Percheron/Thoroughbred horses and they are rather impressive horses.
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I typically hear more about PercheronxTB crosses in the jumping/eventing ring, but they certainly can do dressage, just typically not to the extent that breeds bred for the discipline can.

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It would depend on the horse and its build. All horses of one breed are not built the same. Look for a perch with a more sloping shoulder versus an upright shoulder, and one that can track his back legs well under him.
This.

Not something you can make a blanket statement on.

Draft horses (generalization) are designed to pull with their strong front ends. Their back ends are not designed to push underneath like you want in a dressage horse.

It also depends on what level of dressage you are aiming to do. Any horse can do lower levels.
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I have almost bought a couple of Perch crosses, because their movement was very good for dressage; unfortunately there had been other people there before, me, and they purchased the horses...

I do think it's going to come down with how the horse has been bred though, and not so much about the 'cross'...the ones I was after were both Paint crosses. But their parents both complimented each other, so the resulting babies had nice build, and nice movement.

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It would depend on the horse. I've seen ShireXTB crosses and PercheronXTrakhener Dressage before.

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It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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There was a HUGE debate on this just a little bit ago. It all depends on the build and breeding of the horse. Some crosses come out really good and some (even the same cross) come out not so good. Either way any horse can do dressage, it also depends on how competitive you really want to be.

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My boss has one, she does level three? Whenever I watch her ride it's beautiful, however, I can hear the horse from a mile away. And you can tell she has to work hard.


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