Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Tag: Breed of the Month

Kitten’s Tale

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When you win the love of a Thoroughbred there is nothing they won’t do for you, and generally, do it happily. Kitten has always shown me ‘lots of promise’ and I am hopeful for a future of many trips down centerline, cross country, and sorting cows!

From Racing to Dancing

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He was still going around me energetically in the pen when the vet said she’d seen enough, and I wondered to myself, "how am I going to catch him?" I stepped slightly in front of him and asked him to stop. To my surprise, he slowed right down and turned toward me, like "Ok, what are we doing next?"

Thriving Thoroughbreds – Part One

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Salute to the Thoroughbred!  This month on YourDressage, we are saluting the versatile Thoroughbred and Thoroughbred crosses of all kinds.

Enjoy the Dance

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My vet told me it was his last gift to me, because he knew how hard it would have been for me to make a decision one day, so he went out on his terms, in good health.

Chosen By a Saddlebred

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I bought an American Saddlebred for dressage. More specifically, I bought a newly started, roughly 16 hand, 3-year-old palomino colt to gently get back into dressage… as an adult amatuer rider, who never really had much experience working with “baby” horses. However, before I get into how that’s going, I need to back up a bit and ex

Life Lessons From Patrick

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It was Sept 30, 2018. “YEEEEEOW!” The crowd screams, we’re under the bright lights, and all 22 of us are going a seeming hundred miles per hour, vying for the judges attention, nostrils flared, and feet pounding the earth. After 10 years and countless shows, this is the culmination of our career as a saddleseat team, my last saddleseat view between the ears, and boy is it bittersweet.

Kid Friendly

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JAG Kalico Kid is the third generation of Kathy Gilker’s careful breeding. He is kind, intelligent, fun to be around, forgiving, well-behaved, polite, versatile, and loves attention. “He has done everything I have asked of him willingly. Kid showed in western and sidesaddle, hunter and over fences, dressage, and combined training,” Kathy recalls.  “Once at a combined training show, Kid took me around a jump course even when I lost a stirrup at one jump and a rein at another.”

My George and Me: The Story of a Grand Prix Saddlebred

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We all have a heart horse, and if we are very very fortunate, we may have more than one in our lifetimes. I’m that lucky girl that has had several, but my guy “George,” CH-SH New York City Slicker, will always have the majority of space in my being.

Little Man’s Big Dreams

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I remember the first time that I saw Little Man (Winter Noon) move. I don’t remember the exact date, but it was sometime in 2010.

5 Reasons Your Next Dressage Horse Should Be a Saddlebred

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American Saddlebreds and dressage- two words not traditionally used in the same sentence, but rightfully paired for a multitude of reasons. For now, we’ll break it down to five!
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