since when are TWHs generalists? i just happen to have owned a couple flat-shods and noticed they are great for trails and free riding, but when it comes to jumping they cant keep up with those hanos. definitely not grand prix material.
and what about QHs? you see them doing western (reining, cutting, pole bending, etc.) and maybe some dressage and jumping. now, let me ask how many of those have won events at the Stampede, NFR etc? maybe more have than saddlebreds, but that may be just because their build and popularity and overpopulation due to said popularity. yes, eventing is done better by hanos, hunters, warmbloods and such breeds, but my point is not on 'generalists' or 'specialists'. it is on the fact that saddlebreds can do much more than trot (AND amble) around a show ring. they can do anything you train them to do (they may not be great at it, but they can do it pretty well for a horse of their build.)
if 'mangalaras' and 'marchadors' are such generalists then, why have i never heard if them? really. im not trying to be rude, im just wondering. do you have a web link or anything explaining the breed?
Last edited by Saddlebred; 08-09-2010 at 01:12 AM.