The Blog

Happy 2022!–Nautica Check-In and Meet Stella!

Over the past six months, Nautica and I have been living our best lives. So much so, in fact, that we have neglected to write anything down about our progress, findings, and accomplishments in our dressage adventures here…

That’s a Wrap to Training Level!

This is the first horse show where Nautica felt like a true dressage horse and not just a “saddlebred doing a dressage test”

Here Comes the Sun!

More adventures in USDF horse showing and the time we almost died from the heat


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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.

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