Originally Posted by Super Nova
This is what I've been told of both Dutch and Swedish....I am sure there are exceptions........I ride a Dutch-Swedish/quarter horse......and difficult doesn't even begin to describe this horse.......but I have perservered she is now coming 8 and I am able to ride her and have been for several years but have always needed help with her attitude......at 9 months she was way more than I could handle and got immediate help......I was also told that I should put her in the can.......but she has actually turned out to be not bad little horse.
Not true at all.
Dutch is a registery.
If you take a look at the bloodlines in that registery you will find Holsteiner, Hannovarian, Dutch harness horse, Tb, etc...
Swedish horses are more a breed but do allow other breeds in - like Tb.
So there are difficult horse from both registery's, just like Trakhener, Holsteiner, etc. So if you want to purchase a European warmblood he best thing to do it research it's bloodlines and look for those (like Flemmingh) who are amateur friendly, and not those known to be more difficult (like Jazz, Ferro). As a breeder you would probably try to find a blend of the two bloodlines that has a good temperment but the bigger movement associated with Jazz (although Flemmingh does thorw VERY good movement).
I happen to own both a SWB and a Dutch WB - both have very good temperments.