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January 15, 2013

Four Kinds Of Horses

Good training and time have made Midgey a reformed screwball. Photo by Susan J. Stickle.
lsprieser
1 year 49 weeks ago
Love the OTTBs
You are both correct; my comments on the OTTB were not written very clearly, which is what happens when one writes a blog early in the morning! As a teacher of MANY event riders from the grassroots... Read More
Idrivetrotters
1 year 49 weeks ago
Great blog except
Lumping OTTBs into a "draft-quarter-wombat-alpaca cross" is really harsh and unfounded. TBs and OTTBs have gone on to amazing careers and there are many TBs in the top tiers in many disciplines. I... Read More

Comments

vineyridge
1 year 49 weeks ago

Don't appreciate the OTTB

Don't appreciate the OTTB being lumped in with the draft-quarter horse-wombat-alpaca cross. There's no way to train 99.9% of any type of horse into a Valegro, but full TBs have done International dressage. You're missing a lot if you really think that OTTBs cannot have talent.
Idrivetrotters
1 year 49 weeks ago

Great blog except

Lumping OTTBs into a "draft-quarter-wombat-alpaca cross" is really harsh and unfounded. TBs and OTTBs have gone on to amazing careers and there are many TBs in the top tiers in many disciplines. I am going to assume you have never ridden an OTTB otherwise you would know they have incredible heart, are amazing athletes, and have more loyalty than most other breeds. Please have more respect for these amazing athletes and the great things they can accomplish.
lsprieser
1 year 49 weeks ago

Love the OTTBs

You are both correct; my comments on the OTTB were not written very clearly, which is what happens when one writes a blog early in the morning! As a teacher of MANY event riders from the grassroots to the 4* level, I deeply, deeply love the Thoroughbred horse, and I absolutely think they are phenomenal athletes and exceptional partners for riders at all levels of sport. I wrote this blog from a contemporary international dressage perspective, where the Thoroughbred is a rare bird. But that doesn't mean for one second that I have anything other than a deep love and respect for them! My apologies for making it seem that anything other than that was the case.

Thanks for reading!