Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
I personally do not thing training has anything to do with it. You can have a poorly conformed horse, and do all the training you can, but the horse still wont beable to do the questions asked well.
Yes, training helps, of course training helps - but it doesn't make a horse who physically cannot do it, do it.
Just beacuse 1 QH made it to Nationals in the Dressage World and placed top 5, doesn't mean any QH can do the same thing regardless of training. Just means that QH had the proper conformation to do the job it was being asked to do.
Just because an Appaloosa can do Prelim in the Eventing World, doesn't mean any Appaloosa can do Prelim in the Eventing World - just means the horse had the right build to do so.
Yes, training is a big part, so is heart - but you can have a horse with all the heart in the world and have the best training in the world - buuuuuut, if the horse isn't built right, still wont beable to do the sport you are asking it to do.
Last edited by MIEventer; 01-12-2010 at 10:34 PM.