...Heart, mind, work can take many unperfect horses to high levels. Don't wite a horse off on looks or bein lower type only good for pleasure fun trial.
The horse's personality and drive can help. However, my mustang pony ain't going to go far in dressage. He's great for pleasure riding. He's 13 hands, and can carry my 175 lbs without any difficulty. He's a solid fellow with a good mind. He seems very well balanced.
Why is it wrong to say a horse is well suited for pleasure riding, and capable of benefiting from lower level dressage? Why is it considered an insult if the horse isn't built right for top level competition in anything?