Mind you, I'm an "English Dressage" rider, but I don't really see the point of WD. Unless it's higher level dressage, pretty much every breed can do it, some with more and some with less challenges. It sometimes helps to have a flashy horse, but in the end most of the judging is on relaxation, rhythm, correctness, and willingness.
Want to do dressage, then do dressage. Want to invent a new western event, then do that.
No one with a big warmblood has come up with "english cutting" events and then complains that qh with an english saddle on win the show...
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Exactly my point. I think WD is a fad and as soon at the BNDTs figure out that there's more prize money to be won in WD then it's going to be normal dressage with less regulation and scarier bits. Woo. Won't that be fun