Originally Posted by back in the crosby again
Yeah, I hear you about the dressage prospect thing. Dressage has become very popular and everyone wants to capitalize on that. People forget that is a sport just like any other and you do not need a big warmblood that costs tons to do it. I like to tell people when I show my mare that she was someone's backyard horse that I got for free. (I do so when she has just blown their $15,000 Hanoverian out of the water) Her talent and beauty speaks for itself.
Also, as soon as they put dressage as one of the things the horse has been trained in the price seems to automatically go up. So, I tried to stay far away as possible from those and just attempt to find a horse that had a decent walk, trot, and canter on them and it was near impossible to find even something as simple as that.