• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.



Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Aunt Esther on Non-Warmbloods in Dressage

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #41
    Gallop-on-Grant, I think I am close to you! I live in Kemp but I am hauling into Cornerstone Stables in Rockwall/Heath for lessons. Your horse is beeee-u-tiful! Maybe I will see you at some shows (Las Colinas Sept. 15-17?).

    Melyni...I want Frej! I love him! He kinda reminds me of this pony I used to have (well, the chestunut spots part ):


    Aunt Esther, thank you for reminding us all that you do not need a Warmblood to participate in this sport!


    • #42
      Spots, spots, spots.... Love'em

      Originally posted by strollincash
      Here are some pics of my Appy boy, Strollin' Cash! I love my non traditional breed and would probably apt for another non-trad breed should I ever strike it rich and be able to buy another horse!
      We especially have fun when we perform our Pas De Deux with a fellow Appy in our area! We definitely turn heads... (and just a slight brag but Cash and his partner Wolfie recently won the Pas De Deux class at Morven park in July! YEAH!)
      I find it quite amusing too when people ask what breed Cash is... guess the long, full tail throws them off!

      Nice boy. Do you event him? I used to have one colored like him, i.e., roan, similar conformation and head, but with BIG spots (16.3 h.h. too). As for tails... well, look at my profile pic. ROFLOL (I've had some people ask if he were SWB/App. Nope. Traditional App/TB/QH mix).

      I am on a leisurely horse hunt right now, since I think my guy may be headed for trail horse/pasture potato retirement. My budget is limited, which is even more reason to look for one of my spottie boys/girls - more horse for the money! I did read a book once, though, that said Apps (NOT Quarterloosas), being truly more closely descended from Spanish lines, ARE warmbloods - they just aren't EUROPEAN WBs. QHs, despite their TB derivation, as classed as "cold bloods."


      • #43
        Originally posted by twnkltoz
        hee hee summerhorse, my trainer has an appy/tb cross who's an awesome mover (came out of the neighbor's pasture). When we show up at dressage shows (I have an arab), people must wear themselves out sneering! HAHA!!

        I'll refrain from posting pics since I've posted so many of her already.
        LOL didn't anyone tell them their faces will freeze that way?

        I can't post pictures but here's a link. Last show. (man that was a long time ago...) http://community.webshots.com/photo/...30219937ofKlcL

        He wasn't much to look at conformationally wise but man could he just FLOAT.
        Every mighty oak was once a nut that stood its ground.

        Proud Closet Canterer! Member Riders with Fibromyalgia clique.


        • #44
          He is too sexy for himself....

          Oh pleassseeee look at my handsome 1/2 arab at one of our first shows in Santa Barbara (gloves have been updated to white by now)


          I just loff him!!


          • #45
            WOW, he's a beauty!
            Every mighty oak was once a nut that stood its ground.

            Proud Closet Canterer! Member Riders with Fibromyalgia clique.


            • #46
              Thank you, and if you dare,... take a look at our LADY GODIVA dressage costume show from last year... not sure what Aunt Esther will think of this, it just might send her to depths far beyond what hospitality tent could repair.... Yup, this is what is going on in California!!!



              • #47
                username says it all

                It's PRE all the way! I have 3, silver, dapple gray, and black. Their size and temperament suit me. If I could post pics, I would, but alas...


                • #48
                  Ok, figured out how to post a pic and finally found one that doesn't make my boy or me look hefty - don't know why but the camera makes his neck look short and fat when it's really quite noble



                  • #49
                    Another picture for you all to check out of a non-traditional. My Anglo Arab mare.

                    Things Take Time


                    • #50
                      AKeventer, I know who you are!

                      I have had the privilege of announcing the wondrous Dang a few times - a lovely horse with a great name.

                      My apologies to Aunt Esther for interrupting this thread.


                      • #51
                        Yes, Wild Oaks, we are close! Thank you! And yours are all so pretty too! I want a Mini Donk!

                        Maybe next year for sure! He is just learning canter!
                        "Shoot low Sheriff! She rides a fast pony!"


                        • #52
                          Well I do have to join this thread. My lovely non-warmblood has been to 2 Dressage shows in her life (me too) Her 2nd show she came in 1st in both Intro A & B with a 64.5 and 65. She was up against a Ferro bred gelding, a recently imported Swedish WB and several other very nice horses. She's also a small horse (strike 2) She is a Connemara/TB and I wouldn't trade her for any Warmblood. We are getting ready for Training level at our next show this month.
                          Connemaras Rock!!!


                          Meet my new horse Piedmont Penelope http://community.webshots.com/album/287402098dfpwFc


                          • #53
                            At horse expo this year, I saw some GORGEOUS Andi's, and it got me to thinking about breeding my mare. I was drooling over this big bay with long wavy hair....mmmmmmmm......
                            Jennifer Walker
                            Proud owner of Capt Han Solo+, Arabian stallion http://www.capthansolo.com
                            Author, freelance writer http://www.authorjennwalker.com


                            • #54
                              Originally posted by iheartponies
                              Aunt Esther it is so nice to hear somebody acknowledge the Norwegian Fjord. I just started mine schooling training level and he loves it. We definately have some warmblood competition but he's a great pony.
                              I scribed this spring at a schooling show where a woman riding a Norwegian Fjord wiped the rest of the class...including a lovely moving WB gelding ridden by a young boy who is enthusiastic but very much the beginner and in this case, quite overhorsed. She won because her horse was a solid steady eddie. And so adorable.
                              a 501(c)3 organization helping 501(c)3 equine rescues


                              • #55
                                Well, I own three horses....Han/Tb, Han/Qtr and English Tb (1/4 Han)..and while I love all three dearly...at 5'4 and petite...I miss my arabians dearly...they were the most sane, safe, fun horses that I Have ever owned and I have really considering selling my horses and getting an arab...problem is the emotinal attachment...Han/TB is 16'3 English Tb is 16.3 and the Han/Qtr is the best size right around 16 hands...but she isn't ready to ride, as she needs some rehab for an injury that we think happened to her with the original owner.

                                I LUV ARABIANS and Half Arabians....and the ones who are built to really do dressage just take my breath away.


                                • #56
                                  I have an OTTB who does dressage with me (although he occasionally makes it clear that dressage would be more fun with fewer 20-meter circles and more galloping). He has a great work ethic, plenty of go, and is a joy to ride. I will always be a Thoroughbred fan.

                                  He has been sick this year and we haven't been able to show, but we're still training, when he's up to it. This is him at a small schooling show a year ago. Please excuse the mismatched tack, poorly-fitting huntseat clothes, and ribboned saddle pad--I had to borrow a lot of stuff on short notice! All I can say in my defense is that most people at the show were in T-shirts.

                                  R D Lite "Reuben" (Put Em Up x Scheme for a Dream-Drouilly) 1997-2006


                                  • #57
                                    Ha, Melyni! I get the opposite! Lots of people ask me if my appy is "one of those Danish horses."

                                    Around here, which you would think would be prime appy country, they seem to expect all appies to be kinda stringy looking, I think. Which when I look at the other appys posted on here is obviously completely not the case!


                                    • #58
                                      Dear Aunt Esther,

                                      Here are a couple of pics of my Arabian stallion at our first show together (I'm in the derby, my trainer is in the hunt cap). I know I have committed a few fashion faux pas, please forgive me... I now know that black gloves are bad... and the black pad with white fleece was my trainer's idea... I know , I know... I will never bend to pressure again. However, I will have to fight you over the pre-tied stock tie... unless someone here can point me in the direction of a web site with instructions on how to tie one my self... and they have to be idiot proof!

                                      Please, rethink your position on purebred Arabians... come ride my guy... that will be all it would take to kindle a flame for the breed .



                                      Last edited by Sakura; Aug. 11, 2006, 07:46 PM.
                                      \"For all those men who say, \"Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free,\" here\'s an update for you: Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it\'s not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage.\"-


                                      • Original Poster

                                        Aunt Esther is very tall

                                        Originally posted by Sakura
                                        Dear Aunt Esther,

                                        Her eare a couple of pics of my Arabian stallion at our first show together (I'm in the derby, my trainer is in the hunt cap). I know I have committed a few fashion faux pas, please forgive me... I now know that black gloves are bad... and the black pad with white fleece was my trainer's idea... I know , I know... I will never bend to pressure again. However, I will have to fight you over the pre-tied stock tie... unless someone here can point me in the direction of a web site with instructions on how to tie one my self... and they have to be idiot proof!

                                        Please, rethink your position on purebred Arabians... come ride my guy... that will be all it would take to kindle a flame for the breed .



                                        Aunt Esther, national and international Purse Champion, thinks your stallion is breathtaking.

                                        Aunt Esther is quite tall and, consequently, finds that she is too tall for most Arabians. But Aunt Esther does point out that she is quite fond of Anglo Arabs, so for Arabian fans, you have won half the battle with Aunt Esther.


                                        • #60
                                          I think everyone would agree when I say "Thank God for Aunt Esther!" Too bad most judges don't share the same beliefs.
                                          I, myself, own and ride a crop out (breeding stock) paint. The funny thing is - no one can ever figure out what he is and the most guessed guess is Morgan.
                                          I refuse to give up on my boy. He's short (15.1), stocky, thick-necked, etc. but I know he can do it and do it well, even if the judges might not think so. Although I have been fortunate enough to receive decent comments most of the time (favorites: "expressive!" "willing and capable" "wonderful horse").
                                          Alas, I do not own a digital camera and cannot post a pic.
                                          I love going to a trainer or clinic who says "Oh! My first FEI horse was a Quarter Horse (or Paint)."
                                          "Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” ~Sir Winston Churchill