I have been discussing with a group of friends about retraining saddle seat horses. Saddle seat is not a well-known thing here in Finland so I thought I should ask a few questions here. (Sorry about possibly funny sentences in advance, I'm not a native english speaker. )
We have had big disagreements about retraining saddle seat horses. I have been trying to find info from the internet, but most of the conversations are about saddlebreds. We have been talking about other breeds too, like friesians and arabians.
Is it possible to retrain for example a friesian who has been competing in saddle seat, to a dressage horse? Also is it possible for the horse to be trained to compete in upper-level classes? Easier levels probably would be possible but one of my friends says that it is possible to retrain a saddle seat friesian to compete in high level dressage classes.