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Batman (JC: Babe's Mantel) used to be fast and strong and unbalanced before he learned to cool his jets with French dressage work.

French dressage taught Batman to cool his jets

Batman flew around the ring like he was chasing the bad guys. Heavy on his forehand, he’d dig in and pull, then with a burst of speed, would leap into the air carrying his young rider Christine Brubaker on turbocharged rides that could barely be contained. During six months of lessons, Brubaker, only 14 years old at the time, tried several different bits to rein in the fiery son of Eclipse Award Champion Turkoman, until finally, she and her riding coach decided to take a Zen approach to the speedster. Babe’s Mantel Barn name: Batman Sire: Turkoman Dam: Swift Response […]