Articles about Andalusian and Lusitano Horses Competing in Dressage

The objective of dressage is the harmonious combination of the structure and capabilities of the horse. The desired result is an animal that is calm but flexible, attentive, full of trust and receptive, and in full understanding with the rider.

Any horse breed can perform dressage, but there are a few that stand out of the crowd. A good dressage prospect, if you are looking for a dressage horse for sale, will be well balanced, built uphill, and have good gaits. The equestrian who likes the challenge of precision horse riding will enjoy dressage. Some riders combine dressage and jumping into the sport of eventing. Others enjoy the competition of a dressage horse show. Different levels of dressage exist, from the very basic or introductory levels to FEI.

Riders looking for an FEI level horse often choose the warmblood horse such as the Trakehner, Holsteiner, Hanoverian, or Oldenburg. A dressage horse that has many years of experience and is highly trained is called a schoolmaster. Other riders, just getting into dressage, may prefer a less expensive breed of dressage horse such as an Arabian, thoroughbred, quarter horse, or Morgan. Dressage horse shows can be found all around the United States and are very popular in California and Florida.

The Andalusian, to which this website is devoted, makes an excellent choice for a dressage horse. But you will not find many Andalusian dressage horses in sale...they are very valuable due to their training and rarity.

Why does the Spanish horse excel in dressage?

The great riding academies of Europe based their art on Spanish horse natural movements which demand the balance, collection, agility and working temperament to calmly perform the Piaffe, Pirouette, Capriole, Curette and Levade. These "high school" arts are still performed at the Spanish Riding School, Vienna, Royal School of Equestrian Art, Jerez, the Cadre Noir, Saumur and others.

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