Painted Dressage and Performance Horses
Painting the path for less traditional breeds and rescue horses in dressage
Meet the "PD" Horses
My Dear Watson
Watson is Kate's semi-retired FEI partner and her childhood pony. He is a 20 (ish) year-old grade paint gelding who was picked up for meat price at an auction in 2011. Watson was green broke when Kate first got him, and over the last decade they grew from intro level through schooling the Grand Prix. Watson is now living out his retirement from the FEI with his new owner, Tiffany. Without Watson, Painted Dressage would have never become what it has today.
Delilah is a 6 year old paint x arab that was purchased in January of 2021 and has been Kate's most recent project. She was relatively unhandled, considerably underweight, and was in desperate need of a farrier. She is now preparing to show at First and Second level in the 2022 competition season and is schooling 3rd level with great aptitude for piaffe and passage work. Kate initially purchased Delilah with intent to train and sell her to a good forever home, but Kate ended up falling head-over-heels in love. Now, Kate is continuing to work with her in hopes of Delilah becoming her next FEI partner. Kate also hopes that she will make a great schoolmaster for her students to learn on one day!