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My little dressage hunk...

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  • My little dressage hunk...

    Yup, my little gelding and I this past weekend. We are currently working towards second level. He is rising 15.




  • #2
    Really great photos--you guys look fabulous! What is he? Besides a hunkahunka Can I borrow your posture?? I'll give it back


    • #3
      He's beeeyootiful. Will you rent out your posture? I'll be next after Lovey!

      He is total garbage! Quick! Hide him on my trailer (Petstorejunkie).


      • #4
        Lovely! You guys look great!
        ~~Member of the TB's Rule Clique ~~


        • #5
          Very handsome boy!
          I am on my phone 90% of the time. Please ignore typos, misplaced lower case letters, and the random word butchered by autocowreck.


          • #6
            love it!


            • #7
              He looks great Paula!

              I love your boy; he has a lot of presence in the ring and the two of you look so good together.
              Freeing worms from cans everywhere!


              • #8
                beautiful horse and great pictures!!


                • #9
                  Handsome boy. I like his haircut.


                  • #10
                    Beautiful! I, too, love his clip job...the contrast brings out how handsome he is!

                    Love how uphill he looks in pic 2....good job!!!


                    • #11
                      He IS a hunk! You 2 look fabulous together. I can't wait until I actually look like a dressage rider (newly converted hunter rider here) - great inspiration. And yes, what breed is he?


                      • #12


                        • Original Poster

                          Thanks Guys, Sorry I've worked to hard on my posture while riding to rent it out.

                          As for my horse, Freddy, he is registered Half Arab. His sire was full arab and his dam, well, they weren't quite sure what she was. They purchased her at auction when she was 3 months old. She was a product of the PMU industry. It is suspected that she was either Percheron/QH, Percheron/Paint or who knows?? There is definately a bit of draft somewhere. (he wears a size 2 shoe and only stands 15.2 or 15.3 at the most).


                          • #14
                            you should get the award for "dressage is for all horses and all horses can do dressage" better known as "My Off breed kicked your WB ass" award

                            if that award doesn't exist - it should !


                            • Original Poster

                              We have come such a long way. This picture is from 2007.





                              Unfortunately, I did not get any last year as at the end of July (our 2nd show of the year) he suffered a partially torn suspensory. He has recovered beautifully and I am looking forward to this year.


                              • #16
                                Huge improvements paula!

                                You should be very proud of BOTH of you
                                ~~Member of the TB's Rule Clique ~~


                                • Original Poster

                                  Thank you, I really am proud of both of our accomplishments.

                                  I started working with my current coach at the end of June 2008 and she has brought us so far. My self confidence and self esteem had been pretty much obliterated by a past coach, to the point that in May 2007, I actually contemplated getting out of horses all together. I spent the next year working on my own and ended up having a serious riding accident in which I came off and actually cracked my helmet in the process. I went and worked with a friend in Calgary for a weekend and than within 2 weeks found my current coach and have been working with her as much as possible. She has only ridden my boy maybe 6 times (if I am remembering correctly).


                                  • #18
                                    Wow, Paula. You've both changed so much! I second mbm -there ought to be an award for "my off-breed kicked your warmblood's ass".

                                    He is total garbage! Quick! Hide him on my trailer (Petstorejunkie).


                                    • #19
                                      Wow amazing change in his body over the years! This give me hope for my girl. keep up the good work. His clip looks great too.


                                      • #20
                                        Very nice!! I love the improvement.
                                        ~Amy~ TrakehNERD clique
                                        *Bugs 5/86-3/10 OTTB Mare* RIP lovely Lady, I miss you
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