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Agreed, when it comes to Mustangs, their conformation and temperament are more telling to what they might excel in. Some of them are conformed for speed events, I've seen quite a few that would excel in dressage because they had very "warmblood" conformation.
Honestly, though, Mustangs fit into more of a "jack of all trades, master of none" category. Whatever you ask them to do, if you train it properly, they will give their whole heart and every ounce of try that they possess, but they simply aren't bred to excel at any one single discipline. They will never rival a QH for cutting or reining, they will never rival a warmblood for dressage, they will never rival a TB for jumping....at the higher levels. For lower levels and local showing, a Mustang can do well at just about anything.
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