This is not a good horse for a beginning, or intermediate, dressage rider to buy. This horse has been trained with a false headset. retraining this horse to carry itself correctly for dressage is going to take a very skilled, higher level rider. That is one of the hardest bad training issues I've ever had to fix, and I will never buy another horse trained like that again. if the horse were younger, less time being forced into a false frame then my opinion might be different.<br />
How can a barn state the horse is a solid Level 1? They don't even know the levels proper names. And that horse isn't solid Training level. Nothing about thise videos showed any semblence to what is considered solid dressage basics. The horse is not using it's back, it is not in level balance, and it is not showing good bend and suppleness. It travels very heavy in it's forehand with a braced head and neck. There's no swinging through the back either.
Cute horse. The current trainers don't have the first clue about dressage and it shows.
Also, I worked with an Arab, Dutc harness horse cross before. They are very forward, nimble, and energetic. If you're not a very confident rider, if you don't have a strong core and seat, then this may not be a good match for you.<br />
Get a pre purchase done too. Something kind of weird looking with how the left hind travels. May be nothing, but make sure a vet checks it before you buy the horse.<br />
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