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1322271927queen 11-02-2013 01:56 PM

Does this green horse have what it take to go to first level?
 
What about as a combined training horse where the dressage scores aren't taken so seriously. Low level jumper? I realize she's a tiny bit over at the knee and her shoulder angle is kind of steep. She is 15.3 http://canterusa.org/images/stories/...and/Stormy.jpg

greentree 11-02-2013 07:43 PM

Why couldn't she go higher than first?

Weezilla 11-03-2013 06:18 PM

Ah, but dressage scores are taken very seriously these days in eventing, considering that its 1/3 of the total score and if you go double-clear in XC and Stadium, your dressage score decides your placing.

Every sound horse can do 1st level, and 2L with a reasonably competent rider. 1L is nothing more than working W-T-C with some leg yielding and lengthenings.

She is the nicest horse you've posted so far.

Ninamebo 11-03-2013 10:07 PM

Totally. Or higher than 1L if you wanted.

Skyseternalangel 11-03-2013 10:52 PM

I really like her build for your goals.

DuffyDuck 11-04-2013 11:12 AM

Pretty much anything can do basic level.
I would be interested in seeing a video. Confo isn't everything. Sure, it darn well helps, but Hickstead had horrific confo.. but he had the heart ;)

~*~anebel~*~ 11-04-2013 02:02 PM

Hickstead had great confo!! His breeding however did not scream world beater. He is just a freak of nature.

Nothing that's built poorly could withstand the schedule that Eric kept Hickstead on. Or survive a GP course and stay sound.
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DuffyDuck 11-05-2013 03:40 AM

I was always lead to believe he had darn awful confo. I am no expert, but it was one of those random anomalies that just worked.

He was also refused as a stud by KWPN, and only accepted by the Holstein.. which is known for accepting pretty much anything.

Chiquita 11-09-2013 11:08 AM

if you ride him right he can go as high as you train him to


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