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Nautica’s First USDF Show

Thankfully, dressage-Nautica put on his big-boy pants and braved the rain with me, albeit tail tucked and ears in “airplane mode”…


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About Me

Follow American Saddlebred, Nautica, and owner Sheila Palmer’s journey as they transition from saddle seat equitation up through the levels of dressage.

The blog at Show Horse Sport Horse is a personal blog where I record and share my progress, accomplishments, and challenges of re-wiring a longtime show horse’s brain and body for an entirely opposite discipline. My goal is to share my experiences as an amateur rider and “off-breed” competitor in dressage, as well as to promote the American Saddlebred as a very versatile and capable sport horse.