I bought a stallion at the Hanoverian licensing, had him gelded, shipped home, helped start him, and then rode him for 6 years. That might not be the kind of auction you mean though, since my guy had never been ridden when he stepped foot in America.
I have ridden horses that were purchased straight from an auction AND I have ridden auction horses themselves. We have many young horses in training here and we can always tell which horses were started in america and which were started in germany. The German ones are so much nicer to ride. Horses have to be taught to accept the bit day ONE. Not 3 years later. We currently have 8 former auction horses in the barn. However, we only have jumpers, I cannot speak for the Dressage horses or Hanoverians
You apparently haven't ridden any that were started CORRECTLY in the US. I teach all the babies I start to accept contact from the beginning, as should any good trainer. I've gotten nothing from compliments from people that have bought horses I started.
I have no doubt that I have only ridden horses here in the US that were started incorrectly. I believe most of them were started in western tack. We have started our own horses here the last few years and there certainly must be other trainers who are also doing a good job.
Jewels, there are horses here that have been started correctly. I use a trainer who does a fabulous job that is on a par with the best in Europe. The horses learn to go forward into contact from the very beginning. I agree with you that many young horses do not have the best start, but there are many knowledgeable young horse trainers. One just has to find them.
yes, but ML, your trainer is from Europe so it doesn't count.
Yes, have ridden tons of Hanoverians from auction, plus the ones I bought.
One thing, all these threads make it sounds like the horses has no prior training. For elite the horses arrive about 3 weeks prior, many been to shows and bundeschampionat etc. For the inbetween auctions, they arrive 10 days prior. 99.9% fare well. It is in everybodys best interest the horse are well taken care of, both physically and mentally. And the Hanoverian team does a super job!
i bought a young mare out of reesink's sale
last november. gorgeous and still a bit of a
pain at times. very athletic. can twirl and leap
with the best of them.but every professional
(I am not one of them) loves her, so at least
my eye is pretty good!