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Bold Vindication was adopted via New Vocations and re-trained for basic dressage by Suzanne Wepplo in 8 weeks. Shown here at Steuart Pittman's Pimlico Thoroughbred symposium

Talented racehorse is a natural at dressage

Straight off the track after 62 starts and amassing $125,000 in purse earnings, Bold Vindication began training for dressage as easily as if he left all those starting gates; he now does a collected canter instead of a hard run for the finish line. Under the guidance of Minnesota trainer Suzanne Wepplo, Bold Vindication learned in eight short weeks to do a collected walk, trot, and canter with good contact, while holding a steady frame, and with natural elasticity. “He’s been easy in every way,” she says, noting that he had many fine attributes, including an uphill conformation and a […]