Day 2 of Dressage at Devon featured horses from foals four and five-year-olds in the Materiale classes as well as qualifying classes for the Coast Finals. From misbehaving babies to more mature horses who have done this before, it was a great day.
Evaluating Dressage Potential in Foals
Spectators watch foals walk into the arena and just stare in awe at how tiny and cute they are. However, judges have a very different perspective. They look much more closely, evaluating the foals in three areas: the walk, trot, and confirmation. Judge Janet Foy took the time to break down exactly what judges look at when evaluating these foals.