Dutch Warmblood by BarbBarcikKeith
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9×12 watercolor enhanced colored pencil on Arches satin finish watercolor paper. Original available.

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The Dutch Warmblood is one of the most successful of the post war competition horses, and one of the most skillfully promoted. Marius, sire of the fabulous Milton, was an exceptional representative of the breed and has to be regarded as one of the great show-jumping stallions of recent years. Dutch Courage, the dressage horse produced by the British Olympic rider Jennie Loriston-Clarke, was significant in establishing the breed’s reputation in Britain.
Breeding Essentially, the Dutch Warmblood is the product of an amalgamation of two of Holland’s indigenous breeds, the Gelderlander and the Groningen. The former is a good-moving carriage horse of presence that can also be used under saddle; the latter is heavier and has very powerful quarters. When they were combined, the base for a competition horse was created. This base was refined with Thoroughbred blood, and the mix was subsequently adjusted, in respect of temperament and conformation, by crosses with French and German warmbloods.
Characteristics A proven performer as a show jumper and dressage horse, the Dutch Warmblood is noted for its strong legs and hooves. Although not fast, the breed is athletic with pronounced gymnastic ability. Breeders put much emphasis on the correctness of the action and the even temperament. (information from Eyewitness Handbooks – Horses)

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Comments

  • Brian Towers
    Brian Towersalmost 7 years ago

    I think this is my favourite of today’s big batch Barb.

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaalmost 7 years ago

    Love your attention to detail Barb.

  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaalmost 7 years ago

    always LOVED the warmblood. This is really, really striking. Something really special about this one Barbara

  • SelinaEM
    SelinaEMalmost 7 years ago

    Lovely drawing

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersalmost 7 years ago

    So lovely! The colors and compostion are wonderful

  • Cate Townsend
    Cate Townsendover 6 years ago

    Beautiful

  • KatsEye
    KatsEyeover 5 years ago

    I have opened up our group to include warmbloods. Please feel free to enter this as well. Awesome job.

  • KatsEye
    KatsEyeover 5 years ago

    “Oldenburgs and All Warmbloods”:Oldenburgs and All Warmbloods
    Former Oldenburg Horses

  • KatsEye
    KatsEyeover 5 years ago

    Something went wrong on the link. Sorry

  • laurav
    lauravover 5 years ago

    Excellent picture! I wish I could draw like this!

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