drafts are the masters of pulling
Warmbloods are accepted as the ultimate dressage horse
Certain qh's(and stock type appy and paints) are top notch for cattle work
Racing lines of qh's are the best sprinters
Thoroughbreds are the masters of distance racing
Arabs are first choice for endurance.
I don't think using variations in a breed is fair either. In AQHA, you can have a 14.2hh reiner, a 16.2 hh waestern pleasure horse and a 16hh tank of a halter horse. Try to swap jobs between the these horses and the results would be laughable, even though they may be the champions of their sports.
I ride OTTB's that have been successful on the track. Some are great on the trails. Some not. Some love to jump and some hate it. We have one who could not jump or do dressage if his life depended on it, and one who hates trails but would excell at barrel racing.
Every breed has a purpose, though individuals in it may be alright at various disaplines, there is no one breed that can do everything. Thus the reason we have various breeds.
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