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post #1511 of 1959
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Originally Posted by res View Post
 

Arabs are VERY common in dressage, as well as Morgans. I know of lots of 16h+ Morgans and Arabs, they are not all tiny.

 

My daughter's 22yo Arab is a "retired" dressage horse, he has been ridden by many Grand Prix level riders, and has a USDF Lifetime # that shows all of his test scores and riders.

WOW! I didn't think arabs got that tall! I could imagine morgans, but arabs!? Daaaaannnggggggggggg

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2. My chickens (notably Peep)

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I love three things:                               

1. Jesus, my Lord and Saviour

2. My chickens (notably Peep)

And 3. Star wars (!!)

 

"People who count their chickens before they act very wisely, because

chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them acturatly!"

 

A really fun website:

http://patorjk.com/software/taag/#p=testall&h=1&v=2&c=bash&f=Crawford2...

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post #1512 of 1959
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Originally Posted by PeepersMama View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Bunnylady View Post
 

Drafts are the embodiment of what is meant by "cold-blooded" in horse terms. One of the reasons that the draft and draft crosses were preferred (beyond the simple ability to carry more) has to do with that stolid temperament. A cold blooded horse is more likely to deal with the chaotic conditions of war, take it in stride, and continue to do its job. Hot bloods are more reactive, and more likely to stress out, even to the point of nervous exhaustion.

 

 

True, yes, but... they had to be able to jump out of the way of spears and such, so they aren't quite as cluncky as a qh.

 

Um, not exactly; they were expected to charge right into them. Think TANK. The warhorse was a mobile platform, giving his rider the advantage of height in the brutal business of hand to hand combat. As speed and maneuverability became more important (think cavalry charges), the warhorse became lighter in build.

post #1513 of 1959
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Originally Posted by Bunnylady View Post
 

Um, not exactly; they were expected to charge right into them. Think TANK. The warhorse was a mobile platform, giving his rider the advantage of height in the brutal business of hand to hand combat. As speed and maneuverability became more important (think cavalry charges), the warhorse became lighter in build.

Ooooh okay. (I was secretly hoping someone would tell me I was right ro wrong :P)

I love three things:                               

1. Jesus, my Lord and Saviour

2. My chickens (notably Peep)

And 3. Star wars (!!)

 

"People who count their chickens before they act very wisely, because

chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them acturatly!"

 

A really fun website:

http://patorjk.com/software/taag/#p=testall&h=1&v=2&c=bash&f=Crawford2...

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I love three things:                               

1. Jesus, my Lord and Saviour

2. My chickens (notably Peep)

And 3. Star wars (!!)

 

"People who count their chickens before they act very wisely, because

chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them acturatly!"

 

A really fun website:

http://patorjk.com/software/taag/#p=testall&h=1&v=2&c=bash&f=Crawford2...

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post #1514 of 1959

I have an Arabian gelding that I showed dressage with. I was a mostly self taught rider, on a horse that barely knew how to walk and trot under saddle when I got him, by the time it was all said and done, my Arabian and I were winning dressage classes against the kids of professional trainers on their warmbloods.... Wings is 15.1hh and wears the 2nd largest tree Wintek makes... he's got a huge body on him.

 

If I ever get the time to train him, my next dressage horse is my 3/4 walking horse 1/4 percheron stallion. He's around 16 hands and has a smaller body than Wings... lol but the MANE.... it hits his knees in places... beautiful... and I don't take care of it... imagine what it would be like if he was stalled and had his mane put up....

post #1515 of 1959
post #1516 of 1959
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Originally Posted by Kusanar View Post

I have an Arabian gelding that I showed dressage with. I was a mostly self taught rider, on a horse that barely knew how to walk and trot under saddle when I got him, by the time it was all said and done, my Arabian and I were winning dressage classes against the kids of professional trainers on their warmbloods.... Wings is 15.1hh and wears the 2nd largest tree Wintek makes... he's got a huge body on him.

If I ever get the time to train him, my next dressage horse is my 3/4 walking horse 1/4 percheron stallion. He's around 16 hands and has a smaller body than Wings... lol but the MANE.... it hits his knees in places... beautiful... and I don't take care of it... imagine what it would be like if he was stalled and had his mane put up....

Wow that's amazing! They sound like great horses and you sound like a great trainer and rider!
Kelsey. Massachusetts. Have a 5 year old Black Lab/Great Pyrenees mix named Gator, a 6 year old kitty named Luna, and 8 hens hatched October 26th, 2015. 1 Barred Rock (May), 2 Black Australorps (Blacky and Beauty), 3 Buff Orpingtons (Angel, Amber, and Penny), and 2 Easter Eggers (Bunny and Diva).
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Kelsey. Massachusetts. Have a 5 year old Black Lab/Great Pyrenees mix named Gator, a 6 year old kitty named Luna, and 8 hens hatched October 26th, 2015. 1 Barred Rock (May), 2 Black Australorps (Blacky and Beauty), 3 Buff Orpingtons (Angel, Amber, and Penny), and 2 Easter Eggers (Bunny and Diva).
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post #1517 of 1959
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Originally Posted by PeepersMama View Post

Yeah bu so? tongue.png  I've seen people use smaller horses for dressage, like morgans. And can you imagine how amazingly an arab would carry itself?!
How about a Morab?
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Originally Posted by Bunnylady View Post

Drafts are the embodiment of what is meant by "cold-blooded" in horse terms. One of the reasons that the draft and draft crosses were preferred (beyond the simple ability to carry more) has to do with that stolid temperament. A cold blooded horse is more likely to deal with the chaotic conditions of war, take it in stride, and continue to do its job. Hot bloods are more reactive, and more likely to stress out, even to the point of nervous exhaustion.

I knew a stud that was 15/16ths Arabian, that was trained in dressage. He was supposed to have been really good at it, and to  have been a fairly popular baby daddy in some part of New England. When the market for horses crashed a few years ago, he was put out of work; however talented his offspring may have been, they were always on the small side (he was barely 14 hh) and there is only so much call for mixed breeds. His owner surrendered him to a rescue, which in turn traced him back to his original breeder, who took him back when he was about 16 years old. Jazz was about as pleasant-natured a stallion as you'll ever meet; the breeder didn't know any dressage riders so we never got to see whether he was really as good as they say he was in the ring.
I was gonna say, if I rode any of my horses into war they'd probably spook themselves into a heart attack 😂
I'd definitely want a big calm draft. Plus they could take a hit much better than a puny horse.
And also, what if you need to pull something big for a long distance.
Draft draft draft.
And hey, you could hide behind it lol
post #1518 of 1959
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Oh, btw 💖






Edited by abigalerose - 2/22/17 at 8:13pm
post #1519 of 1959
Awwww omg
Kelsey. Massachusetts. Have a 5 year old Black Lab/Great Pyrenees mix named Gator, a 6 year old kitty named Luna, and 8 hens hatched October 26th, 2015. 1 Barred Rock (May), 2 Black Australorps (Blacky and Beauty), 3 Buff Orpingtons (Angel, Amber, and Penny), and 2 Easter Eggers (Bunny and Diva).
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Kelsey. Massachusetts. Have a 5 year old Black Lab/Great Pyrenees mix named Gator, a 6 year old kitty named Luna, and 8 hens hatched October 26th, 2015. 1 Barred Rock (May), 2 Black Australorps (Blacky and Beauty), 3 Buff Orpingtons (Angel, Amber, and Penny), and 2 Easter Eggers (Bunny and Diva).
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post #1520 of 1959
Oh my goodness I love them both love.gif

I love three things:                               

1. Jesus, my Lord and Saviour

2. My chickens (notably Peep)

And 3. Star wars (!!)

 

"People who count their chickens before they act very wisely, because

chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them acturatly!"

 

A really fun website:

http://patorjk.com/software/taag/#p=testall&h=1&v=2&c=bash&f=Crawford2...

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I love three things:                               

1. Jesus, my Lord and Saviour

2. My chickens (notably Peep)

And 3. Star wars (!!)

 

"People who count their chickens before they act very wisely, because

chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them acturatly!"

 

A really fun website:

http://patorjk.com/software/taag/#p=testall&h=1&v=2&c=bash&f=Crawford2...

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