This is an old one I posted years ago but I believe it still holds true- Feel free to comment on blog- I can take it!
Almost everyone in the dressage community can tell you the bloodlines of the horses winning in topsport dressage. Breeding programs in the United States have become increasingly popular and successful. Almost every page in dressage magazines boasts advertisements of well-bred, super athletic, descendents of top scoring dressage horses. If the price is right it is even possible to purchase a clone of one of these world-renowned athletes. With the availability of these super athletes burgeoning every year there are only two questions left to answer. Can I afford him? Can I ride him?
While it is true that to place successfully in dressage, a warmblood of quality breeding is the most obvious choice; however, to show successfully or to ride successfully, a top-bred warmblood is not the only option. In fact, depending on the experience and athleticism of the rider, a big, fancy moving horse can be intimidating and frustrating. This is fantastic for the professional that…
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