Unfortunately, there are good and bad trainers in EVERY discipline - WP does not have a corner in the market when it comes to bad trainers. I am fortunate to have a great trainer who does believe in teaching collection and impulsion first, then speed control second. It sickens me to see some of the trainers jerking the horses mouths every 5 seconds during warm-ups and practice sessions. I would personally rather place 6th or not place at all and have a great ride than to make my horse 4-beat jog or have to throw his head to create enough lift to lope just so we could win the class. To me, if your WP horse has been trained properly, you should easily be able to transition to HUS or even low level Dressage without a lot of additional work.