Politically correct? That was the last thing on my mind.
OF COURSE horses can be cross trained. I have an arab that jumps, does dressage, does MG, does gameing (zone highpoint for half a decade), works stock, plays polocrosse, and is now at a riding for the disabled school. I have never owned a horse that I have done less than say, 5 different disciplines with.
I am a HUGE believer that horses can and SHOULD do many different disciplines.
However - Saying that ANY horse can do ANYTHING is ignorant and downright false. It really is. I probably wouldn't have taken such offense if she hadn't called Kevin ignorant and then spouted that statement :]
I am in no way bashing Mustangs. We don't have them here, but we have our own equivalent - The brumby. I have competed on one for a season - he was a lovely, simply little horse. I did quite well on him. I like brumbies - they are tough little buggers. But for some reason every one I have seen has a really large head, lol. But anyway - The point is - They make great allrounders. But as a specialised competition horse, they aren't the best choice out there. They require a lot more work, time, and knowledge to get to a certain point than a purpose bred horse would. That's all Kevin said - And someone took offense and called him ignorant, which is far from the truth.