Originally Posted by ponyboy
But TB's do dressage all the time in eventing. Plus they were the most common breed for English riders at one time.
I've seen Arabs do Grand Prix movements too. Now those riders had some special talent!
Exactly my point! TB's may not be bred specifically for dressage as many of the warmblood breeds are, but come on, how many of us are REALLY going to get to a level where it matters? Not many. (Except you Spyder
) Besides, the dressage movements required in eventing are quite a few levels below what the pure dressage in GP are striving for.
I just LOVE seeing unusual horses excelling in diciplines that they are not classically associated with as I think it really demonstrates the versatility of a good horse with good training.
Now, if someone could find a good video of a 17.2hh Warmblood kicking butt around the barrels please please post as I would love to see it!!