Just because a horse is competing in a more 'go' event does not make them less 'obedient'.
I never said it's just because
they're competing in a go event. Are you trying to say you think TB racehorses and barrel racers are typically very obedient?
Originally Posted by Beling
I feel Obedience and Trained are different. Obedience depending a lot on the breed and nature of the horse; and Training depending more on intelligence. Of course this gets mixed up, but I'm thinking of the cutting horse who works on his own (intelligence) and the trail horse who will go anywhere you want (good nature). And how else can you explain Anky's gold-medalist horse bolting and running away with her?
Yeah, I totally agree with you. I really meant to say "well-behaved," not "well-trained."
Originally Posted by nrhareiner
I think more what she is asking is what discipline puts out a horse who can do many other events will little to no more training. In Western events I have found that to be reining horses. Their basic training is so complete that it is very easy to go into anouther event and do that quite well. Will you win at a high level in the other event?? Probable not however you will not look out of place or funny.
I have reiners who have gone into the reined cow horse (NRCHA) events with no extra training and win. Have finished quite high in the reginals. Those same horses do quite well in Western Riding and trail. They also all trail ride. They have been roped off of and some have even done speed events and won money doing it.
I think if you look at several different events and then say pull out one of those horses with in that event then put them into anouther event can that horse do that new event with little to no extra training?
Yeah, that's sort of what I meant. Thanks for your input : ]