Originally Posted by rookie
I know I am outside the box on this one. I also know that my breed bias will come out but, consider a standardbred. Great brain, height, a wonderful extended or collected trot and a smooth as butter canter. They also are willing to do whatever their rider would like. I have a few friends who do dressage with their standardbreds and really would not do it with any other breed. I am looking into doing dressage with mine as he really seems to enjoy it.
I'm pretty open about breeds in Dressage, but I'm definitely not a fan of standies. Yes, SOME *read, minority* have a conformation good enough to do quite well without breaking down, but the majority of them are definitely not built for the sport if you wish to be competitive and/or ride at higher levels with a greater need for collection.