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Move Over Totilas! Shetland Dressage!

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  • Move Over Totilas! Shetland Dressage!

    Big warmbloods for dressage are so yesterday!

    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

  • #2
    I wonder if his name is Mattel as he looks like a little wind up toy. Very cute.


    • #3
      I want one!!!!


      • #4
        the rider looks too big for the cutie


        • #5
          Nice pony!

          The last Shetland that I rode was named Brown Sugar. She would suddenly drop her head, buck a bit and cause all of her riders to do a front flip over her head.

          Suitability of horse to rider would definitely come into factor.
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          • #6
            He is TOOO cute!
            Wonder if they could to a pas a duex (ok I can't spell!)


            • #7
              I'd love to know how long his polo wraps are...so tiny!!



              • #8
                All they need now is some tiny tot with great hands and seat! Judges would have to score them in the 80's just on cuteness alone!
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                • #9
                  I love his little legs! So adorable!


                  • #10
                    Love him! Totally want one...how close to the ground can I get?
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                    • #11
                      Cute pony (as most are), but a totally ridiculous looking match between him/her and the rider. Seems pretty typical pony gaits, quickening instead of lengthening.
                      Is the pony being schooled for a kid/petite rider?
                      I honestly do not get the point of making a big deal of it.
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                      • #12
                        Oh how cute! I'll take two please. Thank you.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Auburn View Post
                          The last Shetland that I rode was named Brown Sugar. She would suddenly drop her head, buck a bit and cause all of her riders to do a front flip over her head.
                          Holy Smoke! The last Shetland I rode was named GumDrop and she would do the same thing! Lawn darted me a number of times as an unwary 9 yr old! Is that a Shetland thing?

                          As for the pony in the vid -- well, we DO all know any horse can do dressage, and at least the gal doesn't need a mounting block...


                          • #14
                            Very cute pony, well groomed and fit. But the big rider made me feel sorry for the little guy. Me no like.
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                            • #15
                              Awww! I was scribing once when an itty bitty kid on an itty bitty shetland entered the ring to do an intro test. The judge turned to me and demanded to know how on earth she was supposed to give an objective score to a pair that cute. She said the adorable kids should have to go in their own class


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Gestalt View Post
                                Very cute pony, well groomed and fit. But the big rider made me feel sorry for the little guy. Me no like.
                                Totally. I think the pony was carrying itself better and moving more nicely than a typical small pony like that - actually getting benefit from the dressage. But I sure felt bad for it that it had to carry a rider who, despite being relatively thin, probably weight almost half what it does!

                                I definitely DON'T want one! For about a year I was riding a 14hh pony, and his gaits were too short for me (and he was a decent mover!) - I can't imagine how much I'd dislike riding something like that! I'll start any hypothetical future kids on nice babysitter QH-types.

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                                • #17
                                  I'm convinced Mike spends all day on YouTube looking for things to post out here, and the more controversial the better. Just loves to stir the pot and then sit back and watch.

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                                  • #18
                                    I'm also not getting what the big deal is. It's a little pony being ridden BEHIND the bit and doing a little leg yeild. There is no reason "dressage" should be a big deal for any pony. All Im seeing here is a broke pony, meh.


                                    • #19
                                      Wow, you people have no sense of humour. It's cute, and the kid is clearly having fun!

                                      As for too big a rider... Shetlands are well known for their ability to carry a full sized man, let alone a skinny teenaged girl...
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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Ibex View Post
                                        Wow, you people have no sense of humour. It's cute, and the kid is clearly having fun!

                                        As for too big a rider... Shetlands are well known for their ability to carry a full sized man, let alone a skinny teenaged girl...
                                        no kidding
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