It’s gotta be a good warmblood!
We have paddocks full of them – we buy and breed warmbloods because dressage is my passion. Warmbloods are specifically bred for the job and biomechanically can do the movements better than most breeds (generally speaking of course).
I love their brains (also generally speaking) and a good one will give their everything to do what you ask.
I have had other breeds over the years – I started my competition career showing riding ponies, before moving to eventing with thoroughbreds and a warmblood type TB took me to the sand. I also love the forward thinking brain of a thoroughbred and the sweet nature of the welshies. But the warmblood will have my heart for the foreseeable future.
Sure, they’re not always super easy. But I love a challenge, dressage is a thinking game and having a horse working with you is the ultimate feeling for me. I currently have hanoverians, KWPN and holsteiner warmbloods but have had a lot of fun with baroque types too.
Do you have a favourite breed? If so, what is it and why?