If you had an icelandic horse with clearly defined gaits (ie will walk/ trot/ canter/ tolt/ pace on demand), is there any reason why you cannot do well in dressage? Most icelandics have good uphill movement and step through from behind (they have to for the tolt). And yet everyone i have asked has said that they will score poorly and i shouldnt bother as i wont win . One comment i had was 'why would i want to get an icelandic when you cant do dressage on them'. If my horse is able to perform a test in the correct gaits and accurately, is there any reason why I wouldnt win over a warmblood/ tb/ cob type?