; I laughed when I saw this. It's true, so many people hate warmbloods.
I think it's really sad that WBs have such a bad reputation now. I certainly don't think it's the horse its self, but the owners.
In my taste, they are far too expensive. Of course, there are many exceptions, but there are for any breed. I think at this point in time, people are just tired of hearing about a WBs success - it makes most people groan. I see A LOT of WAY over priced WBs. The people that can buy WBs are generally more financially able to buy more training - hence the success. This can be hard and unfair to others that wish to compete but don't have the budget. Many times, I don't think it's a fair race.
I dislike the money aspect. I wish that all competitors could have a spending limit on their horses so they could put in the same effort and work as others. But then again, I'm on the broke side.
I don't even compete now, but I know how it once felt. I think a lot of times, I wish the amount of money people spend on their precious WB's could go to something else. Anything - charity, an abused or abandoned horse, a rescue org.. whatever. Instead, these horses generally get money poured into them - and the owners are often very materialistic because of this.
Basically, a horse is worth what you put into it. Not the money or materialism - I just wish many owners could see that. As for the horses, although sometimes over priced, I don't have anything against these breeds. Many can be amazingly talented. I do encourage people to look into other breeds though. I'm adopting a standardbred that has more impulsion that a lot of the horses I've sat on - and I'm very proud! Warmblood is just a name.. no guarantees.
I'm off my soap box now..