Originally Posted by Chiilaa
I think that what Spyder meant is nothing to do with the good that the training involved in dressage. Sure, all horses can benefit from it, in all disciplines.
What Spyder was pointing out was that dressage is going to put bulk on a horse, which is something you generally want to avoid with an endurance horse.
It has NOTHING to do with collection as Wild Spot stated ( it was not even mentioned).
Chiilaa...it isn't just bulk but commitment also. AMLARIIEE stated it perfectly and a goal of 75 miles is no small easy paint by number type of commitment. Certainly you can do a few leg yields or circles and very basic stuff ( relaxation etc) but you probably already do this in everyday riding.
To expect anything above this will find one on opposite ends of what each discipline requires.