Now I don't ride dressage, in fact I have never ridden dressage. However, my daughter rides both dressage and hunters, so I am a professional horse show mom.
I was perusing ads and came across one for a 16 yo dressage schoolmaster trained up to PSG, and could go up to GP, but the quote that caught my eye was "In his younger days he did Prelim eventing. But now that he is older he needs the easier life of a dressage horse."
Now I realize this is a H/J person, but from what I have observed dressage horses are every bit the amazing athletes of their counterparts that hop over fences. I am certainly not picking on the person who placed the ad, I just thought it was an interesting comment.
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