Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Southwest Missouri
Quarter Horses and QH-bred Paints even Grade horses, as well as Arabs and Appendix breds are more likely to be seen in Reining Classes, but some Thoroughbreds do well as Reining horses. With the exception of gaited horses I believe any horse can be taught any discipline from Reining, to Dressage, to working cattle as in Team Penning, to driving for pleasure and beyond. However, some of the more unlikely breeds would never be able to be competitive against the ones specially bred for a specific "job" of a Western bred horse. As likewise, some Quarter Horses and QH-bred Paints can and do Dressage tests very well, all though they are considered to heavy on the forehand to be good at it.