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American Saddlebreds and Dressage Today!

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  • American Saddlebreds and Dressage Today!

    A big shout out, and a YAHOO!! to Aubrey Davis and Kim Moore, who, with their horses Dawn of Winter, and Outside the Line, are featured in the clinic with Axel and Terri.

    I thought that Axels comments for Kim were dead on, and extremely intuitive- what a great, proactive idea it was to help yourself learn from one of the "big guys"!

    Who would have thought we'd see the day when the ASBs were out there-- doing it all, only now with an audience who knows exactly what kind of horses those cuties are!!
    Last edited by ASB Stars; Dec. 26, 2010, 09:32 AM. Reason: made no sense!
    When someone shows you who they are, BELIEVE them- Maya Angelou

  • #2
    Dawn of Winter is my boy. I was so thrilled to see him featured and with another ASB none the less! Axel's comments were wonderful and very helpful. Can't wait to see the improvements this coming season at 1st level!


    • #3
      Pics?? Links?? Scanned article?? Come on now, you can't post a teaser msg like that with nothing to show off - not all of us get DT, ya know!!


      • #4
        I know right? I need something tangible I can email to my mom
        chaque pas est fait ensemble


        • #5
          Second the request for pics or article.... This is very interesting- would love to see it.
          "There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery." - Charles Darwin


          • #6
            I actually haven't received my Dressage Today yet! When I get it I'll scan for everyone.

            This is the picture I submitted. Axel labeled it "A Model for Training Level". Everything he said fit perfectly with our training plan. The picture is from our first time away from home so we were trying to keep things quiet and relaxed.



            • #7
              Countrygal: You guys make a great pair!!! He's super flashy! Congrats!


              • #8
                Yes, You are a matched pair. you look terrific and your ASB is gorgeous, Big
                "There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery." - Charles Darwin


                • #9
                  I submitted a video that showed our first time doing First 2....across the street from a car dealership that had the big air-inflatable waving things. Apparently there was a tent sale that weekend I really didn't think that they would actually use my submission....won't make the mistake again of sending something in on a lark!

                  It was far from an attractive test and we've since found out that Atlas had somehow sustained an injury that we were unaware of at the time. His more recent fall in the pasture (that I posted about several weeks ago) exacerbated that issue, but fortunately brought it to light <good news/bad news> Now I'm just hopeful that he is on the road to recovery.

                  Thanks so much for sharing.
                  Last edited by asb_own_me; Dec. 25, 2010, 10:33 PM.


                  • #10
                    Wow. So explanation here:

                    Video is reloading on YT now.

                    Good grief. I'm going to bed before I erase my hard drive.

                    ETA duh, the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiSjteJzlFk
                    Last edited by asb_own_me; Dec. 25, 2010, 11:22 PM.


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by countrygal View Post
                      I actually haven't received my Dressage Today yet! When I get it I'll scan for everyone.

                      This is the picture I submitted. Axel labeled it "A Model for Training Level". Everything he said fit perfectly with our training plan. The picture is from our first time away from home so we were trying to keep things quiet and relaxed.



                      • #12
                        I haven't gotten my DT yet, but find this thread amusing, as I know horse/rider number 3! Lucky me, I get to compete against them... their first dressage show, and the video was a score somewhere in the 70s....

                        Countrygal (I assume you're horse #1, and #2 he mentions an indoor arena, and I've only seen the page w/ horse 3 on it) I think your horse is neat! I love most of the ASBs I see and know are ASBs, and think they can look amazing after some correct work.
                        If Kim Kardashian wants to set up a gofundme to purchase the Wu Tang album from Martin Shkreli, guess what people you DON'T HAVE TO DONATE.


                        • #13
                          Thank you for all the kind remarks! We often get comments on how well we're matched (tall, skinny...) lol. I'm excited to see what the new year brings!


                          • #14
                            I think you both look great...it is really nice to see horses at levels and with challenges I can relate too! Keep us posted on how you and your horses are developing....I am right there with you, progressing in fits and starts. Major props for putting yourselves out there!
                            "A good horse is worth more than riches."
                            - Spanish Proverb


                            • #15
                              Well crap... I haven't even opened my DT. Now I can't wait to get home and see.


                              • #16
                                comments are fairly harsh about second horse in that group


                                • #17
                                  As well they should be. It was the horse's first time doing that level, he was wigged out from the inflatables at the car dealership, and he was in some serious discomfort (unbeknownst to me at the time). It was a crappy test.

                                  Did you not agree with the comments?


                                  • #18
                                    Very nice pair! Very nice test.


                                    • #19
                                      Yay ASB!

                                      It's been really great seeing some horses in DT that aren't WB's! I completely loved the black cleveland bay a few month's ago!

                                      ASB's sure come in flashy colors--they both look they have a lot of talent!

                                      I've got a papered morgan mare who is buckskin in color...I'm guessing that came from a saddlebred somewhere...

                                      Inflatable waving giants...yes, those are high on my "what I fear most at a horseshow list"--I doubt I'd have been able to climb aboard! I expected the walk to be much worse on horse 2 after the description in DT--it just looked like a lightening fast walk (those of us with morgans, arabs, and perhaps ASBs too know the SUPERSTRUT--I GOTTA GET SOMEWHERE!!!) LOL That's why they do so well in endurance! I didn't really see pacing.


                                      • #20
                                        Here are links to the scanned article. My dad sent me these this morning! Sorry I don't have the whole article. When I go get my copy I'll try to remember to scan the other 2 riders.


                                        Page 1 of Axel:

                                        Page 2 of Axel: