Lippizaners are not WBs but they can compete at super high levels of dressage in the spanish riding school. They can do a perfect piaffe up to the high standards and they are not built up hill. I'm not saying I have anything against WBs I love steffen peters and ravel and weltinos magic but I see no reason an arab or lippizaner can not compete or be considered unable to compete at the same level as a WB. How many warm bloods can you see take flight like those lippizaners?
I almost only ride Lipizzaners nowadays. Well, I ride a dressage bred warmblood too. But I ride three Lipizzaner mares.
Lipizzaners look more like ponies to me and don't have gaits like a warmblood dressage horse, but they are amazing at being collected and they do the piaff and passage with such ease. They are soo smooth!
They don't trot like a Grand Prix horse, but they sure can dance! Easy and willing to work all the time.
Here's one of the Lipizzaner horses I ride.
I don't have anything against warmblood horses. I ride and train them all the time.
I just don't see why people are so negative about other riders picking other types of horses to train in dressage.
If you want to win grand prix? Then you should look for a warmblood horse with gaits that pleases the judges.
Nowadays, dressage in competition, you have to put on a show to get high scores. It's not enough with a horse
that does all the right things, like a Lipizzaner. I really don't know what to think of that.