Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: TN, but moving soon
• Horses: 0
It all really depends what you are looking for in the horse, and the personality OF the horse. From my experience, the fuller the body of the breed, the queiter and solider they tend to be. Which means you wouldn't get as much motion through the legs or neck. Clydesdales and Belgians I'd put in this group. From what I've seen, Percherons and Shires tend to be a little lighter framed and get better movement. Of course this is all dependant on the specific horses I've worked with and what they were originally trained to do, and that's not always saddle work first.
I prefer something I can get my legs around and that the saddle doesn't role off of. Supple necks and soft mouths are of course key too, because if they don't want to turn and lock their neck, you're not making them.
I hope that helps
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