CoTH Article About Arabians in Dressage???? UPDATE!! FOUND IT! PG 2
Finally I have a reason to post on the Dressage Forum!!
A few weeks ago I was browsing through the CoTH articles on the Home Page, and I came across a great article about "Why aren't there more Arabs in Dressage?", or something like that. It was a fantastic article about how the authors first horse was an Arab mare and everything they did together, then branched into modern day dressage. Can anyone locate the link for this? I searched for about 20 minutes last night and finally gave up.
There is no stigma, an athlete is an athlete
If I take my athlete to a show, and we do well, then that is what counts. Unfortunately, at this point in time, high scoring Arabian = saddlleseat, and my horses are not that. Money has talked too long here.
I'm part of the new direction of Arabian horses. I ride them because I love them, as they are fun, bright and spirited. They don't hit their jaw at the trot nor are their tails dragging the ground. The old Arabian world values this type of horse. Go check out Scottsdale for a breed in transition. You'll see both.
We hunter pace, jump and do dressage. We don't do saddleseat nor halter.
Originally Posted by copper1