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post #1 of 7 Old 01-08-2012, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Hey im doing a assignment on a 8 year old gelding doing medium dressage has torn his pectorals. I was just wondering what is the average age of a medium dressage horse. I you find a website could you post the url please.

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post #2 of 7 Old 01-08-2012, 12:32 PM
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I don't think I have ever heard of a horse with torn pectorals before LOL. I would say a horse over 5 would be good at low-medium dressage (probably doing between entry level to second level). A horse that is 8 would probably doing seond level to third level.

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post #3 of 7 Old 01-08-2012, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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Oh i have. This is only fictonal but my essay is due tomorrow and i completly forgot I did think 8 was an okay age. Its just trying to find therapy options for it which is a bugger lol.
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post #4 of 7 Old 01-08-2012, 06:11 PM
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It depends on the skill of the rider, the skill of the horse, the trainability of the horse, and the soundness of the horse.
There are horses at Grand Prix at 8, and there are horses still struggling to get a decent walk, trot and canter at 8 with less than brilliant riders.

So yes, 8 would be a perfectly acceptable age for a horse to be working at medium.

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Thankyou :) x
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My 8 year old QH is showing Intro/training with his junior rider, and schooling first with me :)
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post #7 of 7 Old 01-12-2012, 12:45 PM
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you could look at different web site USET-dressage association - world games

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