The American Dutch Harness Horse should possess a heart and personality that is functional for its job:
a powerful driving horse which trots in cadence with high, open motion in front, forceful impulsion from behind and has a lot of suspension
A true show horse catches your eye. You don't need to analyze it. It has that undefineable universal appeal.
Correct & sound
To prevent problems in the future it is important to breed for a correct and sound mind.
- mentally sound
Show horse traits
To achieve the show horse look and high stepping motion it is very important that the horse has the right mind.
- will to work
- cooperative & trainability
The show horse element requires overall quality in every single part.
The ultimate high stepping show horse has universal appeal.