To everyone interested in dressage with a Morgan or Morgan cross, I say go for it. They are lovely partners, often with such willingness and easy to ride gaits. A previous career doesn’t impede them from being able to succeed in their new career.
Having recently graduated from law school and with limited funds for a purchase, I found myself browsing PetFinder, hoping to maybe find an Off the Track Thoroughbred. The first profile I clicked on was of a 5-year-old, 13 hand pony mare, named Dixie.
The truth is, I knew I was going to buy him as soon as I touched him. Every concern I had flew away with one breath. I just knew. The ride was just a formality. I paid for him that day and arranged for him to be picked up later that week.
He’s a dressage super star. He was meant to be my eventing super star. He would only complete a course after the horse behind him had lapped him and he could follow said leader to the finish line. That was when we finally threw in the towel and called him our Dressage Queen.
I showed my beloved first Morgan Timmy (Intimidator) in hunter and western pleasure, and those are some of my best life memories.
As I grew up, life and work interfered, and I was away from horses for 15 years.