Originally Posted by oh vair oh
Also, you have to consider the odds of you training your horse to be the best horse ever in one discipline is very slim. Even if someone handed me the best western pleasure prospect in the entire world, and even if I trained him my best just for western pleasure only; I still could not compete against the big name trainers who have political power, resources, money, time, and can get away with illegalities. So an all-around horse is more feasible to me, where I can make a bunch of top 5s or top 10s in every class, and still come out high-point or all-around champion at the end of a week/end.
Sooo True! I used to show Western Pleasure, and though my horse was excellent and flashy, we never won anything because I didn't know the right people and wasn't loaded. It always frustrated me, since my horse only did Western Pleasure. My new horse is much more versatile. Maybe we'll be all around champion