Directly contradicting yourself in one page of the same thread??
I'm not talking about lower levels, yes at lower levels most horses can find their way through. I'm talking about actually doing dressage with a goal of high levels. Not debating if a horse can walk trot and canter.
IMO it is cruel to any horse to be asking them to do things outside of their abilities. A training level test is not outside of most horses abilities. Getting up to the collection and power required in the medium levels of the sport is a stretch for a good majority of most horses, including WBs. And doing FEI levels is not to be taken lightly. I don't dare claim that my horse could cut cattle on par with the world's best and that cutters are elitist for telling me I'm smoking something. I don't dare say that my horse could do an endurance ride and call endurance riders winning at FEI levels on their Arabians "bitches" for not letting me on my warmblood win. Or saying that they are all elitist, sitting up on their endurance bred arabians and winning all the time. Jerks.
Sorry - where was I contradicting myself.
1. I said that any breed should be capable of doing low level dressage - which is what the majority of riders are happy to do - they use these same horses to hunt, jump, show and the friend I mentioned uses her anglo arab for dressage and train riding and does well in both. I did NOT
say that any of these non warmblood breeds were incapable of going higher
2. I said (In opposition to your comment re. Friesians) that same friend has lessons on one that competed at Advanced Medium level.
How can that be contradictory? I was pointing out a fact BTW not creating an argument
Either read things properly or stop arguing for the sake of it and maybe you should do the same bsms
before you jump in with both feet to agree
The majority of people have no desire to compete at your levels so unlikely to be going up against warmbloods
There are plenty of cheap warmbloods to be had now but I dont see any endurance riders rushing out to buy them - they tend to have a preference for arabs and arab crosses for a reason - they are much better at it
This thread was never about warmbloods v every other breed or a war between western and english style riding it was about western riders having the right to enjoy doing something different with their horses
Its a good job that when someone decided to use dressage as a competitive sport that all this attitude had no place or it wouldnt exist at all now.