Originally Posted by jaydee
I didnt realise you were an expert on European dressage scoring.
Actually dressage scores can often reflect the high or low expectations of a judge.
Quite often when it comes to International competitions a rider who has consistently scored high in their own country does not do so well against better opposition. High scores can lead too complacency where a lower more critical scoring will make you work a **** sight harder to improve.
See the fun thing about being an Olympic sport means that the scoring is standardized, regardless of the country. As well there's this website called Eurodressage where scores from most CDIs are posted (anyone who stalks me enough can find some scores of mine on there) and another website called FEITV where you can also watch CDIs in Europe...
Your argument is invalid.
I never said draft horses can't do dressage. Just that there is a very feasible limit to the level they will be able to get to, and that even those that get to GP will not do well by an international standard (as the horse posted by Tnavas is proof of).
For someone looking to achieve good scores at mid to upper levels, they will be better off with a purpose bred horse. The same is true of any sport. I don't know why a reiner on a QH is not snobby but the second someone suggests that there is a more suitable breed for dressage they get lept on and called an elitist bitch.
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