Tag: Non-Traditional Dressage Mounts
Dunton’s Irish Magnum is a 2007 Irish Draught Sport Horse. Her bloodlines are considered to be that of a traditional Irish horse. She is a mix of Irish Draught, Connemara pony, and Thoroughbred. A traditional bred horse is any combination of those three breeds, but with no warmblood influence in any way.
Jetta means so much to me - she’s my partner, my friend, my teacher, and literally everything I never knew I needed. She expects the best of me and holds me accountable, yet she literally wraps her neck around me and uses her chin to pull me in for hugs. I don’t know what I would do without her.
A friend had encouraged me to give eventing a try, and I knew in order to be competitive, one needed a strong dressage score. I had dabbled in hunter shows and am an avid foxhunter, so the jumping and cross country wasn't an issue—it was starting from scratch with dressage.