Take-Me-Home Tuesday: Let’s Do Some Dressage

Adoptable equines can do anything, and this week's group is ready to hit the dressage court.

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Horse Illustrated Horse Adoption DriveAre you working toward goals in competitive dressage? Or do you enjoy the sport as part of a well-rounded riding routine? Either way, this week we’ve compiled some listings from MyRightHorse.org of horses who have a potential future and/or past experience in dressage. One of them could be your new best friend.


Adoptable Thoroughbred Peaches in Regalia schooling dressage
Peaches in Regalia, an adoptable Thoroughbred located in Maryland

Peaches in Regalia

Adoption facilitated by Maryland Equine Transition Service in Woodbine, Maryland

  • Oldenburg/Thoroughbred mare
  • 17 years old
  • Chestnut, 16 hands
  • Is this horse trained to ride or drive?
    Ride
  • What level of rider/driver/handler is the horse best suited for?
    Intermediate to Advanced
  • What discipline does the horse have training in or would be suited for?
    Dressage, low-level eventing

This pretty chestnut mare has dressage training through Second Level and has done a bit of jumping as well in eventing and hunter paces. She will do best with a patient and confident rider as she does get a bit nervous when she’s away from home at shows. Tap here for Peaches’ full profile.


Sebastian, an adoptable Hanoverian located in Colorado
Sebastian, an adoptable Hanoverian located in Colorado

Sebastian

Located at Colorado Horse Rescue in Longmont, Colorado

  • Hanoverian gelding
  • 12 years old
  • Chestnut, 17 hands
  • Is this horse trained to ride or drive?
    Ride
  • What level of rider/driver/handler is the horse best suited for?
    Advanced
  • What discipline does the horse have training in or would be suited for?
    Dressage, pleasure riding

Sebastian is a talented horse with great movement for dressage. With his bright chestnut coat, flashy blaze, and his substantial height, he’ll stand out in any barn. He’s not able to jump but he has been ridden in English and western tack. He’ll be a fun dressage prospect for an experienced rider. Tap here for Sebastian’s full profile.


Repetitious, an adoptable Thoroughbred located in New York
Repetitious, an adoptable Thoroughbred located in New York

Repetitious

Located at New Vocations in Gansevoort, New York

  • Thoroughbred gelding
  • 6 years old
  • Dark bay, 16 hands
  • Is this horse trained to ride or drive?
    Ride
  • What level of rider/driver/handler is the horse best suited for?
    Intermediate
  • What discipline does the horse have training in or would be suited for?
    Dressage, pleasure riding

Known as Petey to his friends, this OTTB is ready to join a new human partner for his next career. He’s a forward-moving fellow, but is willing and has a good work ethic under saddle. He’s also good to handle on the ground. An added bonus for the horse-show inclined: Petey is eligible for the 2020 Retrained & Remarkable Challenge at the New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Show at the Kentucky Horse Park next year. Tap here for Petey’s full profile.


Miss Moppet, an adoptable grade mare located in Colorado
Miss Moppet, an adoptable grade mare located in Colorado

Miss Moppet

Located at Drifter’s Hearts of Hope in Franktown, Colorado

  • Quarter Horse/Morgan mare
  • 3 years old
  • Chestnut, 15 hands
  • Is this horse trained to ride or drive?
    Ride
  • What level of rider/driver/handler is the horse best suited for?
    Not specified
  • What discipline does the horse have training in or would be suited for?
    Dressage, any

Miss Moppet is a young and energetic grade horse looking for a human to guide her training in the right direction. She’s been ridden both English and western and is showing talent for both. Perhaps this flashy chestnut with lots of chrome belongs in the western dressage arena? Tap here for Miss Moppet’s full profile.


Kenos Dream Boat, an adoptable Arabian/Paint gelding located in California
Kenos Dream Boat, an adoptable Arabian/Paint gelding located in California

Kenos Dream Boat

Located at Love This Horse Equine Rescue in Acton, California

  • Arabian/Paint Gelding
  • 13 years old
  • Palomino pinto, 15 hands
  • Is this horse trained to ride or drive?
    Ride
  • What level of rider/driver/handler is the horse best suited for?
    Advanced
  • What discipline does the horse have training in or would be suited for?
    Dressage, pleasure riding

Kenos Dream Boat is a registered half-Arabian who will stand out wherever he goes thanks to his flashy pinto coat. His training has been geared toward English riding and he’s currently in training and getting better all the time. For now, he will need an experienced rider. Tap here for Kenos Dream Boat’s full profile.


Iron Mane, an adoptable Thoroughbred gelding located in Illinois
Iron Mane, an adoptable Thoroughbred gelding located in Illinois

Iron Mane

Located at MMSC at The Ranch in Frankfort, Illinois

  • Thoroughbred gelding
  • 5 years old
  • Gray, 16 hands
  • Is this horse trained to ride or drive?
    Ride
  • What level of rider/driver/handler is the horse best suited for?
    Advanced
  • What discipline does the horse have training in or would be suited for?
    Dressage, pleasure riding

Iron Mane is known as Davos around the barn. He’s just recently started his post-racing training and has shown himself to be athletic and forward, but also forgiving and willing. He has the potential for just about anything but movement that would really shine in the dressage arena. Tap here for Davos’s full profile.

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