I've been having a discussion with a couple of people lately around welsh cobs and showing and am interested to know what your views are (particularly any judges)... As they are a stockier build, I presume in the official ring they would be more your show hunter and working hunter type rather than a hack but if you were in the unofficial ring where classes don't seem to be separated the same could you take a cob in all the classes (in line with height, age etc of course) - and would you take them in all classes whether you thought your horse was that "type"? Given their different movement from say a thoroughbred type horse do you think a cob would make a good dressage horse (someone told me today that they wouldn't do much good)? Do you think in your experience there is any particular breed that stands out from others as a good allrounder i.e. for jumping, dressage and showing or do you think certain breeds have a greater leaning towards a particular discipline (i.e. I know Arabs seem to be popular/"built" for endurance)? Your thoughts on these?