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  1. #1
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    Default 10 YO OTTB Made training Level Dressage Horse central Va

    Looking for a New Home: Tax Dance

    We are located in Central Virginia.
    2000 15.3 Chestnut TB Gelding with three starts. http://www.pedigreequery.com/tax+dance
    This is a very nice dressage horse suitable for an amateur with horse experience. He is a solid training level dressage horse who typically scores in the mid to upper 60% in dressage schooling shows. This horse has earned year end awards through VADA- Charlottesville. http://www.vadach.org/YearEndStandings.html

    2005 Introductory Level Reserve Champion Year End score of 67.14%
    2006 Introductory Level Champion Year End Score of 70.73%
    Training Level Reserve Champion Year End Score of 60.41%
    2007 Training Level Champion Year End Score of 67.74 %
    2008 Training Level Champion Year End Score of 68.45 %

    He requires joint maintenance and should be kept in some kind of light work year round. Current owner is no longer riding this horse. He has been out of consistent work since last spring. He had some farrier related problems last summer, but is ready to start back into work. Owner purchased a replacement horse who almost immediately fractured his hock and is on stall rest for 4 months or so along with her other retired event horse who is coming back from re-injuring his collateral ligament. Dance prefers to be kept out in a field with a run in shelter. He does not particularly enjoy being in. He is not a good trail horse although he does like an occasional walkabout. He is perfect for someone who rides and wants to learn dressage and is not in a hurry to move up the levels. He does lateral work and when fit is quite a nice horse. Dance requires periodic joint injections and is on supplements. He is also used to having regular annual chiropractic adjustments. He is up to date on vaccines and will need his teeth done in the spring. He is a jokester and can be a total lovebug. He also has his quirks and absolutely HATES getting wet. He will require a waterproof turn out sheet for when it rains. He does not crib and is not a hard keeper. I will require and check references.

    Here is link to some poor quality grainy video of us last winter. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YabdMT_dl20
    Shoulders back, hands down, leg ON!

    http://mellvinshouse.blogspot.com/



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    Still looking.
    Shoulders back, hands down, leg ON!

    http://mellvinshouse.blogspot.com/



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    What a nice horse! I wish I knew someone looking, I would send them your way. I just picked up a gem of a three year old, or I would be seriously looking at this horse. Good luck and keep us posted, you never know.....
    Earthdogs, you gotta dig 'em!



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    Still looking. This horse has great training and has started lateral work. He naturally goes into the bridle. If the snow ever melts, he will go back into work.
    Shoulders back, hands down, leg ON!

    http://mellvinshouse.blogspot.com/



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    bumping
    Shoulders back, hands down, leg ON!

    http://mellvinshouse.blogspot.com/



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