Originally Posted by wild_spot
But BROADLY it isn't. And I happen to think this is worth argueing over - plus you're making me laugh, so it's fun as well! Win/win!
Also - You failed to take into account gaited breeds. They can do MANY things that no other breed can possibly do. They also cannot do things that many non-gaited breed can.
A CORRECT statement would be - Any horse with decent conformation and a sound mind can do most disciplines successfully at a low level. There may be exceptions who can and do go to great heights in an unconventional discipline, but they are few and far between.
Breeds are breeds for a reason - Their type excelled at a job so people wanted to preserve it. Why do you think 99% of reiners and cutters and WP horses are QH? Why 99% of flat sprint racers are TB's? Why 99% of endurance horse are Arabs?
If someone wanted to get seriously into Endurance, would you reccomend an Arab, or a QH?
could you REALLY get any more Politically correct? Because that's all you're doing. "correct statement." for pete's sake, any half alive horse can be taught varying things, just because a breed is known for one thing does not mean that they cannot be cross trained. Case in point - TBs running barrels. I personally find it strange, however there are a great number of barrel racers out there now looking for TBs.
And mustangs are the best that nature has to offer in terms of genetics and, presumably, intelligence. A little spookish, perhaps, but that would be expected!
If horses were not as venerable as they are, there would be a LOT MORE of them needing the services of the (now not operating) kill houses.