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    Default Stallions w/ LOOONG legs and MAJOR suspension, suspension, suspension

    Looking for stallions for the upper levels of dressage.



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    Maybe Quaterback?



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    What does the mare bring to the table? I can tell you now that if her legs are short and she has no suspension that you may be better off buying your next higher level dressage prospect.
    Siegi Belz
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    Quote Originally Posted by siegi b. View Post
    What does the mare bring to the table? I can tell you now that if her legs are short and she has no suspension that you may be better off buying your next higher level dressage prospect.
    Too true!
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    Agree with the above...

    But to answer your question, Sinatra Song put legs on my filly and she has major suspension she did not get directly from the dam.



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    Default Not a future breeding situation

    I'm looking for stallions with this reputation. The end result, I'm looking at young horses by these guys known to have this reputation. Do that make sense?



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    What about wolkentanz II? His brother has shorter legs, but her appears to be long legged and swingy through the body.



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    My Sagnol mare Silhouette has very long legs (especially from a short legged dam!) and super movement. She was Gold Premium with the RPSI and scored 8.2 on her movement. She has nice suspension, an awesome balanced/uphill canter and gorgeous both inside and out.
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    Yes, depends on the mare of course, but I have to say that both of my Quaterback's got way more suspension and elasticity than their dam. Both are very leggy, but she has a good length of forearm as well.

    The Sir Donnerhall's seem to often inheret their fathers long legs, elegant type and really floaty movement.



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    I'd look for s line horses. Sandro hit, stedinger, sir donnerhall, Sinatra song, saganol, and others. From what I can tell that line will add long legged elegance to most anything.



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    Freestyle.
    Here is my yearling filly. Her dam is not particularly long legged.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oB6PVWZTNT0



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    Oskar II (TK) - very leggy with major suspension -- my 3 year old filly is leggy with extravagant movement as well as bee-u-ti-ful!~
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    Imported and ATA approved Russian Trakehner stallion Oskar II *Pg* (performance gold designation). Consistently puts the legs on his foals, great movement, suspension, lovely necks, etc.

    His owner, Joe Pimentel, is one of the best stallion owners I have done business with. He knows his boys and will tell you if he doesn't think your mare is a good match.

    www.aquafarms.net/oskar.html

    We have a very leggy 2009 filly (with the features you are looking for) and are expecting a full sibling in 2011.
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    Our Bugatti colt ( of of an elite Don Primero dam) is like a rubber ball. He was also blessed with super long legs.



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    Agree with the above on S-line (Samarant is one of my faves)
    Briar.
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    Maybe Benneton Dream
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    Quote Originally Posted by frisky View Post
    What about wolkentanz II? His brother has shorter legs, but her appears to be long legged and swingy through the body.
    my wolkentanz I mare is very elastic and swingy with tons of suspension. not short legged either



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    Quote Originally Posted by paintjumper View Post
    Looking for stallions for the upper levels of dressage.
    Remember that lifting and carrying power begins in the hindend. While today's very fashionable long legged horses look more elegant, they can sometimes (often?) be a bit light in the hindquarters. This affects their ability to take more weight behind (i.e., their "sit" ability). IMHO, it is therefore far more important for upper levels to have a horse with a very good engine (and a very trainable mind certainly doesn't hurt, either!).



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    Agree, no good movement without the hind end.

    Our Furst Impression colt is leggy (from a short legged mare that notoriously produces it - he is her 5th and by far longest legged foal) and has tons of suspension and elasticity.
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    It's very rarely the suuuuuper long legged, suspensions, suspension, suspension horses that make the upper levels in dressage. They make the auctions and Bundeschampionat ;-) Gross generalization, but there's really very little Sandro in international dressage.

    Try Hanoverian and Oldenburg D-line derivatives along with the Boldero-group, Rubinstein/Rohdiamant group or in more limited capacity, the Westfalian F for excellent dressage potential and VERY good canter work (!). And definitely the Kostolany bunch from Trakehners and KWPN. Solid, proven time and again, upper level success galore.



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    Default Thanks guys

    I appreciate all the info.



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