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post #11 of 26 Old 05-15-2010, 08:00 PM
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haha im amazed at that article! The auhtor obviously needs to actually learn HOW dressage horses are trained... so only ever mentions the neck, which is the LAST thing riders are supposed to focus on..... seriously? DULL? Lmfao WB's are some of the hottest horses I know!!! Has this person EVER been around horses? Because WB's are FAR from dull XD

Geez, its amazing how much people can assume and be so sure of themselves to actually write something like this and have the faith to have people read it!!! I wonder if she knows so many drssage riders are laughing about her article.....

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post #12 of 26 Old 05-27-2010, 11:09 AM
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This is the same nutbar who wrote that reining was the spawn of Satan.
At one point there was a huge discussion about it in the reining subforum..
What a loser!

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post #13 of 26 Old 06-02-2010, 03:10 PM
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How does author define as a Warmblood?

My guess is this "author" thinks Warmbloods are Draft crosses. If you look at my WB's bloodlines back 6 geberations you will NEVER see ANY Draft bllod in her - you do see Tb and Dutch Gelderlanders but zero draft.

The author was ignorant clear and simple. It's prejudice - like saying all American Indians are drunks. There are SOME who are drunks and some whom are not. This eprson obviously has a VERY small set of data to deal with, and that data is NOT based on fact. Sounds like they took the fact that many people breed drafts to Tbs and other breeds and call their horse a warmblood. Call it what you will - it is a draft cross - NOT a WB.

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post #14 of 26 Old 07-11-2010, 03:24 PM
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I just bought a 17.2 holsteiner/hanovarian and he is very reactive to my cues yet not hot or bad behaved. He changed my outlook on warmbloods, I was originally looking strictly for TB's because I also believed the "dull" myth, and when I first tried out my horse, I even brought some dull spurs, and ended up taking them off because I realized it was far from needed, so I ride him with no crop or spur. My friends have warmbloods and win reserve champion at least once at every A show jumpers class.

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post #15 of 26 Old 07-15-2010, 12:18 PM
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It is pretty laughable. I have a draft cross and in no way is he "dull" and he isn't similar to my Hanoverian filly either! Other than that they are both horses, they are completely different. She doesn't look like she has any draft in her at all, moves completely differently (can't feel the earth shake when she canters by!!) Her personality is completely different too although as I said, neither one is dull :)

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This is the same nutbar who wrote that reining was the spawn of Satan.
At one point there was a huge discussion about it in the reining subforum..
What a loser!
I was totally just thinking that!
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post #17 of 26 Old 07-15-2010, 07:09 PM
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It is pretty laughable. I have a draft cross and in no way is he "dull" and he isn't similar to my Hanoverian filly either! Other than that they are both horses, they are completely different. She doesn't look like she has any draft in her at all, moves completely differently (can't feel the earth shake when she canters by!!) Her personality is completely different too although as I said, neither one is dull :)
That would be because she doesn't have any draft in her, if she's a well bred hannoverian there will be no draft seen for miles in her lines. Again, wb's are not drafts cross hotbloods (tb/arabs etc.).
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Wow. Now keep in mind that all this is coming from an uneducated cowgirl who knows nothing about dressage or WBs but if I am not mistaken, WB have been bred for generations specifically for the english disciplines like dressage/eventing/jumping. They are bred slightly uphill to make it easier for them to get their hocks up under them and make it easier to collect. As for WBs being front-heavy? Heck, all horses are front heavy! What 70% of their weight is carried on their front feet if they are not taught differently? And comparing the nicely arched neck of a WB to a draft neck? Hilarious. Apparently, this author cannot tell the difference between an arched, flexed neck and a cresty neck (which is what drafts have). I would guess that most of the injuries that dressage horses sustain are due to the complexity and difficulty of the tasks they are being asked for, not that 'they aren't bred for it'.

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Kayty-I realize this..... I was just saying that because the person who wrote the article seems to think that warmbloods are draft crosses and my filly definitely doesn't have any draft in her. I do not call my draft cross a warmblood either........

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post #20 of 26 Old 07-16-2010, 05:01 AM
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Sorry, I thought you were referring to your draft x as a warmblood as you were describing his temperament etc in the context that we are describing wb's in this thread, and in saying that your filly does not appear to have any draft in her it came across as though you thought she did have draft but it doesn't show up.
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