Originally Posted by kitten_Val
I going to be harsh here... It really depends on your horse's conformation and mind, not on your horse breed. Whether it's paint or not doesn't matter, but if he doesn't have a proper confo and/or will to jump and dressage then you can't do much around it. I mean you CAN do the lower level, but it's not going to be something over the top..
You know, I don't think conformation is nearly as important as the size of a horse's heart.
I knew an advanced event horse in the early 80's who won USCTA's horse of the year. He was amazing because he had the worse imaginable conformation. He was very post legged, had a club foot, and had a butt neck. However, his heart was the size of Texas and he would do anything his rider asked of him.
Conformation can be a good advantage, but it is not the end all when deciding if a horse "has it", IMO.