he's only been under saddle for a little over a year. i don't show so he's never been in a dressage test. however, i do some basic dressage as part of his training. we're going to eventually do endurance. he gets VERY bored in an arena, and i have to undo all his training from the track. he has flashy movements, but hasn't found his balance yet.
well... he was in training for six years but never made it to the track. he likes to run, but he doesn't bolt and it's easy to stop him. he's nutty in a very unique way. haha. the training issues are mostly that he was taught to go with his head up and out, and he was drilled NOT TO CANTER. he canters under saddle and now knows how to bend and flex, so he's coming a long way from where he was
wow, six years without the track? was he not fast enough or something? The horses I've seen started training at 2 or 3 (absolutely ridiculous!) and put on the track at 3 or 4 and run for the next few years.