Can thoroughbreds do dressage?
Almost any kind of horse can perform well in dressage if they have natural ability, good training and a skilled rider. However, some kinds of horses will bring different challenges for dressage riders to overcome.
Can thoroughbreds do dressage?
Simple answer: Yes, look for a relaxed thoroughbred.
Long answer: OTTB (Of the track thoroughbred) horses are often considered unsuited to dressage. There are biases against them because of the experiences these horses have in racing.
Some of them can be too tense for dressage, but assuming that all OTTB horses aren’t appropriate can cause you to overlook some very, very excellent dressage horses for potentially very low prices comparatively.
Resale needs to be a consideration; people looking to buy eventing horses are sometimes put off knowing they are thoroughbred. However, if you dedicate yourself to the horse and perform well in your dressage career, your horse’s performance will speak for itself.
Can standardbreds do dressage?
Simple answer: Yes, their spring and energy can be a positive.
Long answer: Standardbreds are often used in harness racing and are taught to have long trots. This is the opposite of what we want in dressage; a nice, collected canter. So the biggest challenge with an off the track standardbred will be getting it to relax into a canter.
On the other hand, standardbreds have a lot of spring and energy, which results in excellent stepping.
It is uncommon to see standardbreds in dressage, so you’re likely to meet the same aversion when reselling as you would with a thoroughbred.
Can Clydesdales do dressage?
Simple answer: Clydesdales can do lower level dressage, but struggle to compete at top levels.
Long answer: Clydesdales are able to perform at lower level dressage and will benefit from it just like any other horse.
However, Clydesdales have been bred to be strong and thick, for their pulling power. This prevents them from the agility and detail that is required of horses competing in higher levels of dressage.
If you’re aiming to go to the top, you should avoid riding a Clydesdale, but if dressage is a passionate hobby, they will do fine. They may even outperform other horses in the earlier stages because of their steadiness, and may be more forgiving for less experienced riders.
What is the optimal dressage horse?
Simple answer: Andalusian, Warmblood, Hanoverian, Lusitano, Oldenburg, Westphalian.
Long answer: The breeds above were the most popular horses used in dressage at the 2008 Olympics.
They are chosen because of their naturally good conformation and their ability to learn and adapt to the tasks that dressage require of a horse.
8 Coming Advancements in Aviation
Our world is changing and improving at a faster rate than ever before in forms of new technology. There’s no doubt that aviation is evolving fast. Here are 10 possible future advancements likely to transform the aviation world:
Even though drones are fairly recent inventions, they are already on the road to improvement to be programmed to work in packs. This is called Quadrotors, researchers at General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception Lab are developing these currently. The robots will swarm together and work together in teams without human interaction.
Iron Man Costume
Jumping from a plane without a parachute is currently considered crazy. However, in the future this could be made possible by high technology.
Suits known as Exoskeletons give a human superhuman strength due to the polymer gel muscles inserted into them which are 5 times stronger than human muscles. Benefits of these suits include giving a human the ability to work for long periods with out fatiguing, allowing maximum strength and endurance.
New Aviation Warrior System
This new system is all-knowing and all-seeing with situational awareness technology that can be worn by the pilot. This incredible helmet consists of a wearable and centralized data processing computer. This computer provides maps, sensor imagery, video and messaging data from military networks. A survival radio and GPS is also integrated into the device. This device will greatly enhance a fighter pilot’s capacity to handle hostile situations with its advanced technology features.
The Mind Reader
An ambitious team based in Tokyo is currently working on the development of a new device that will scan a person’s brain waves consistently and record GIF images every 5 seconds. This technology is being developed for the use of airport security but could be put to use in other forms and for different purposes.
Many are concerned with the earth’s future and how the colossal amount of fuel used for air crafts can effect our environment. Therefore certain companies are looking for new answers to powering airplanes in a more eco-friendly manner.
Different options currently being explored are the combination of traditional and bio-fuel made of used cooking oil or the idea of an electric aircraft, in the likes of a hybrid car.
3D printing is becoming a far more common use of producing parts for manufacture. Additive manufacturing ‘grows’ parts from a computer design file. New designs that are able to be produced using this method making an aircraft fuel efficient and lighter.
Flying cars have always been a wishful myth that no one ever really expected to transform into reality. However, this may change as in Europe a three-wheeled car was converted to be able to fly in a gyrocopter fashion. The car’s driving abilities have not been hindered by the conversion to be able to fly, and seems to serve both services adequately.
Japan’s national areospace agency have proposed a long term vision of a hypersonic plane that will be able to carry 300 passengers across the Pacific Ocean within the short space of two hours. Similar projects are occurring in Europe as well, making hypersonic aircrafts closer to reality than we ever imagined.