Stallion for this young mare? Double up Rubinstein?
Dark brown, rising 4yo. 16.2hh SOLID mare by Rosario out of a refined Holsteiner TB mare (with no bad characteristics I think except high energy levels). We want to get one foal from her before a dressage career.
Temperament is good. Lots of bone although slightly pigeoned toed. I love the fact that all her life she has appeared to stand and move uphill. Always engaged from behind.
Not really interested in an "professional ride" - training is hard enough without the horse being overly sensitive.
Doringcourt is an interesting stallion - I have always admired the stallion Gymnastic Star who is by Glückspilz and I think underused in Australia. I will try and find out some more about this horse.
I like Damsey too and it is interesting that like Doringcourt he carries some "old" Hannovarian blood. I wouldn't sneer at a horse that brings some "power" to the game. Refinning influences we seem to have in plenty here.