There are certain times I wish I had a more "suitable" dressage horse than a tight-backed OTTB who requires a zen master approach to life just to catch him in the mornings.
Then there are times where I see ads for those horses:
YES ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND. Omg.
I'm not anti-purpose bred horse because I'm not an idiot and I certainly recognize that the job would come more naturally to a horse that was literally born to do it. On the other hand, isn't half the fun learning to teach your own horse how to do things with you?
I don't know.
Sound off internet. Do you or have you ever had a purpose bred horse for your sport and how has that altered your enjoyment of it?