Hi all, Quick question as I'm not quite sure about what's the most accurate truth, I've heard different things! My horse is a downhill Appy X, around about 16hh and reasonably chunky with big hindquarters and huge shoulders. My preference of discipline lies in dressage, however I'm not sure whether it would be worth me getting an expensive instructor out to work with us if he'll be incapable of being able to do the work. I have attached a photo of him to show his build, but my question is: Can downhill horses train in dressage? I have worked with a trainer for years on more of a horsemanship basis however have never specialised in a discipline, however I feel that dressage would compliment me as a rider. I have no goals for canter pirouettes or anything crazy, simply getting him working properly towards better balance and getting him off the forehand and towards collection eventually would be my goals as a rider. Anyway here he is, any answers would be appreciated!