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  1. Off the top of my head . . . Iron Spring,...

    Off the top of my head . . . Iron Spring, Hilltop, DG Bar, Ann Kitchel, Shooting Star, Rolling Stone. I'm sure there are many more as well, those are the ones that just popped to mind. Several of...
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    gelding age and OCD

    I am in the process of purchasing a 10 month colt. He is already acting a little studly with his pasture mates (although he is very well behaved with humans) and I would like to have him gelded...
  3. The other thing that struck me is that she...

    The other thing that struck me is that she complains that many of the North American based horses are priced too high. Well her FB post basically said her budget was unlimited, so I don't think she...
  4. What do you all think of Lauren Sprieser's most recent blog post?

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/article/search-phenomenal

    Although I do agree with many of her points (many breeders are barn blind, many young horses poorly started), I found the article unfairly...
  5. I sure hope one day that my horse can do as...

    I sure hope one day that my horse can do as irregular a pirouette or as "out behind" of a passage as Valegro, lol!


    I haven't seen Jeremy ride since he was doing Young Rider's, but I've certainly...
  6. Totally agree. Although he does make some valid...

    Totally agree. Although he does make some valid points (ie Totilas scoring very high on movements that were not performed well such as extended trot and changes), he comes across as someone who's...
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    I really like this stallion. His owner was kind...

    I really like this stallion. His owner was kind enough to show him to me under saddle a few years ago. He really has that "look of eagles" and his temperament seemed to be very nice both in the barn...
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    Jessica Stringer is the rep for Albion and she is...

    Jessica Stringer is the rep for Albion and she is very good.
    I also like Liz from Bahr's.
    I have a student who bought a saddle through Carmen at Baker's and we were not impressed with the service.
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    I had a Starlight baby out of Donnerschlag mare....

    I had a Starlight baby out of Donnerschlag mare. My filly was very sweet and has a HUGE trot, however she is very small (15.1 ish) despite being out of a very solid Hanoverian mare and had a...
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    I used MAG in my sand indoor arena as well and I...

    I used MAG in my sand indoor arena as well and I love it. My indoor is a regulation size dressage ring. The manufacturer recommended I put in 40 bags but I started with 12 and I found it worked very...
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    Laurie's Crusader and Lemon Park

    I am looking at a filly who has Laurie's Crusader and Lemon Park on the dam's side. Can anyone tell me what these two stallion bring to the table particularly in terms of dressage ability? Obviously...
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    Sir Gregory offspring

    I was wondering if any of you who have experience with Sir Gregory offspring could tell me a bit about them? Particularly in terms of temperament and dressage ability? What are they like once they...
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    Dante Weltino for a Belissimo M mare?

    I was wondering if anyone can comment on whether Dante Weltino would be a good cross on my mare Fortuna. I am also open to other stallion suggestions. I prefer frozen semen from Europe or fresh semen...
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    I can't believe I forgot to mention Farscape DSF....

    I can't believe I forgot to mention Farscape DSF. He is an approved stallion son of Freestyle and has shown very successfully on the hunter circuit. There are many videos of him to be found on the...
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    Thanks for the input everyone. The general...

    Thanks for the input everyone. The general consensus seems to be that a mid sized bay gelding is the easiest for resale, especially if he has an ammie friendly temperament and is easy to sit/a...
  16. I have two dressage horses. One I bred myself....

    I have two dressage horses. One I bred myself. She is the first foal I ever bred. I loved her dam so much, I wanted another one just like her. The second horse, is the daughter of the first horse....
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    Factors affecting resale value of horse

    Assuming the horse is a registered warmblood, specifically bred for dressage and is actively showing in dressage (so we are not talking about babies/youngsters/broodmares), do you think the following...
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    I believe there was a mare named Faberge from one...

    I believe there was a mare named Faberge from one of his first North American foal crops that was showing jumpers and maybe hunters as well in Canada. My own Freestyle mare is showing very...
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    Those boots are gorgeous! If I had them, I'd...

    Those boots are gorgeous! If I had them, I'd probably wear them to the work, the grocery store, the bank (and get lots of funny looks. )
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    GGT or fiber footing for an outdoor ring?

    Has anyone on the board used GGT or similar fiber footing on an outdoor arena? Around here that product seems to be more common for indoor arena footing.
    My outdoor is currently 2 inches of silica...
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    Oh my god, if you die can I have your boots?

    Oh my god, if you die can I have your boots?
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    Be careful with those BR bridles. They are very...

    Be careful with those BR bridles. They are very pretty but not great quality. A friend of mine had one and the cheekpiece just randomly broke in half while she was riding. A student of mine had the...
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    My horse has a flat back and the saddle fitter...

    My horse has a flat back and the saddle fitter recommended Passier Optimum
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    I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought the...

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought the reins were weirdly thin/narrow. I was thinking I was stupid and accidentally ordered a curb rein.
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    Any of Carl Hester's horses. Any of Ingrid...

    Any of Carl Hester's horses. Any of Ingrid Klimke's . Laura Tomlinson's horses (she trains with Klaus Balkenhol).
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