Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
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Woah, Woah, Woah - lets not generalize breeds here and horses who do particular sports. I've seen jut as many level headed competative mounts in compareson to just as many "skitzo" mounts too...if that's the word you want to use *rolls eyes*
Actually, I dislike that term "Skitzo". Lets not point fingers at Eventers here guys. And I greatly disagree that Jumper are "Skitzo" too. If the mounts are in either discipline - I'd point my fingers at the riders, not the horses for the cause.
Back to the OP's question - any horse that can do the job, regardless of breed, will make a suitable mount for the sport.
I used to Event a Mule for pete's sake! If you get along with the horse, if the horse is conformationally sound, and if the horse has the heart and the soul and the want to do it - then that's your perfect mount.
I've seen horses come out of the Kill Pen, do phenominally well. I've seen bald appaloosa's do phenominally well and I've seen well bred TB's do horribly. I've seen your "ooh la la" warmbloods to horribly as well, and I've seen then do great.
It doesn't matter the breed! What matters is the heart, the soul and the conformation.