Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Kansas in the summer, Kentucky most of the time
I think the bloodlines do contribute to how easily a horse is trained. Riverman (warmblood) babies tend to be hotter, especially when crossed with Thoroughbred mares. Draft crosses tend to be a bit more stubborn and hesitant to try new things. They usually grow out of it but it still plays into how easily they are trained.
Horses that are carefully bred are bred for a certain discipline in most cases. So yes, I think the breeders definitely breed for trainability as well as conformation and such.
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