Mules Show That They Can Be a Part of The Dressage Sport

nikosbrihmaniPublished: December 13, 2016Updated: December 14, 20162,243 views
Published: December 13, 2016Updated: December 14, 2016

As a watcher you might think that dressage is very spectacular and finest, but you might change your opinion a little bit if you have ever watched the Olympic’s. That’s because all of the competitors are set up on stricktly bred Warmbloods of German and Dutch lines. But that’s only on the Olympic’s and there is much more to tell about the dressage, because it has so many levels. As a sport dressage is for all different types of equine! And if you think that we are overestimating this sport, you should go and watch the U.S. Dressage Finals that happens every November. There you will see so many breeds, from Ponies to Thoroughbreds who come to compete.

Read this story about Heart B Dyna, who managed to qualify and compete at the U.S. Dressage Finals back in 2014, although she is not a horse, she is a mule. Together with her owner and rider Laura hermanson, Dyna traveled from California to Kentacky just to be a part and compete in the Training Level National Championship.Dyna’s trip from her home in Califronia to Kentacky was not easy, from an economic point of view. Laura knew that to be a part of a grand show would not be cheap, so she took a big step and created a campaign. By doing that she managed to gather money for the long journey. Their story spread so quickly and by the time they arrived in Kentacky many fans were waiting to met them.

Sarah Crowe was inspired by Dyna’s story and as a filmmaker she decided to document some highlights from Dyna’s experiences, starting from the U.S. Dressage Finals. The documentary was named Dyna Does Dressage and according to the plans it will be released in 2017.

Another prove that mules can do same things as horses is a mule well known by the name Behold The Desert-Beasley. The dressage world saw this mule in the U.S. Dressage Finals in 2016. There in the Training Level Tests, he managed to earn scores in the high 60s.

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