"I want this horse" drool thread

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  1. ginster

    ginster Senior Member

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    He looks like a sweetie. What is your opinion on andies as dressage horses? I think you said that you quite like the wb/iberian crosses?
     
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  2. Circle C

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  4. Alsosusieq2

    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    Pretty filly. ;)
     
  5. Rhythm 'n Blues

    Rhythm 'n Blues Senior Member

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    Fez was AndyxHolst, so I can see the good qualities for the crossing for sure.

    Full Andy's if they are trained well & have the right confirmation can make good dressage horses. They may not be what all the judges are looking for (what breed is though?), but they do have more ability to sit & collect than many of the more modern WB's. Typically they do struggle with extensions - though that isn't always true. They can also be really stiff through the jowl, neck & back given their confirmation, but if you ride them well and train them right, they can certainly be made soft. As with everything some people will ride/train them really nicely for dressage and others won't. I think a lot of what why people don't really like them, is b/c they haven't seen a really nice looking one performing/trained well. So much of the stereotypical Spanish/Mexican training is much more at the for-front of how people view the breed.......which isn't always a true representation of everything the breed has to offer :)
     
  6. ginster

    ginster Senior Member

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    The spanish riders at the CHIO in Aachen used to all ride Andies and they were always a crowd favourite.
    Especially their piaffe/passage is something else. They make it look effeortless.
     
  7. Rhythm 'n Blues

    Rhythm 'n Blues Senior Member

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    yup - collected work stars they are!
     
  8. Alsosusieq2

    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    Yes. I think between Andalusians and Lusitanos it's probably the strain within the breeding also giving them more flexibility.
     
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  9. Arem

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    Oooooooooo

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    @Dona Worry she looks like your type, too.
     
  10. Circle C

    Circle C Senior Member

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    Now that one.... I would let stand in my barn and then I'd breed her to STF.
     
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