The Best Stories You May Have Missed in 2021
By Chelsey Burris 2021 was a busy year, and in all the craziness, you may have missed some great content on YourDressage! Here are a few...
Sam was a bright copper chestnut gelding. Four years old and not broke. His pictures just spoke to me like no other horse’s pictures did. I discovered that he had been at an Amish broker’s barn as a three-year-old, brought to the New Holland, PA auction twice as a three-year-old, and sold to a meat buyer there. The American Saddlebred Legacy Foundation had been tracking him and bought him from the meat buyer, putting him into their herd of rescues. They evaluated him as “special” and felt he needed to go to an equally special home that understood his needs.
Chosen By a Saddlebred
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
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.
Nautica is every teenage horse girl's dream; tall, dark, and handsome with a big personality and heart to match.
My George and Me: The Story of a Grand Prix Saddlebred
We all have a heart horse, my guy “George,” CH-SH New York City Slicker, will always have the majority of space in my being. By Jody Swimmer
Little Man’s Big Dreams
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
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!
A Champion Over Fences and Down Centerline
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.
Saddlebred September! – Part 3
Celebrating American Saddlebreds!! This month on YourDressage, we are celebrating the graceful Saddlebred and Saddlebred crosses of all kinds. Dressage riders who choose Saddlebreds as...