I'll give you an example of my mom's horse, compared to my horse I used to have.
My horse Beau --> We'd always place in barrels, speed dash, cup and water, keyhole, and sack race. He was a very large horse (16.1 hands) so he had that ground covering speed you needed to run from one end of the arena to the other. But he could also stop and turn on a dime. And he figured out how to get into the 1D of barrel racing. So he was a good barrel racer, but also a good gaming horse. But I couldn't do all the events with him. He wasn't good at all of them. But he still won me a few high points.
My mom's horse Crinkle --> I would often use her and place in dollar bareback race and musical chairs. My mom would usually place in pole bending, keyhole, and flag race. My mom's horse was NOT the fastest on a straighaway. Not at all. But you could turn very sharp and quick with her (saving time) and she is wonderful at the strategic games (like muscial chairs). She is not the fastest horse. But she also has won several high point awards for my mom.
Two completely different horses. Both with different event strengths. But both won high points.
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It is not enough to know how to ride; one must know how to fall.