Swedish Warmbloods are tractable and intelligent. They have excellent jumping ability flowing, elastic gaits, and plenty of speed and stamina for horse trials. Mainly bred for competition purposes, those not quite up to standard are used as general riding and leisure horses. Formerly a superior cavalry horse, the Swedish Warmblood is today one of the most successful competition horses in the world. It is one of the few Warmbloods fast enough for eventing and is also an excellent competitive carriage driving horse. Swedish Warmblood horses stand about 17 to 16 hands high.