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post #21 of 22 Old 09-13-2012, 11:49 AM
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A friend of mine in the UK did really well in endurance on an imported TW that gaited most of the time. When she retired him she went for an arab but never did so well as it was so 'over the top' all the time it wore itself out really fast and often didn't even finish - not to mention the damage it was doing to its legs
If I was buying an arab to do endurance I would want one that was already proven to be able to deal with the excitement of it.
I do love the Morgans, they remind me of the welsh x Tb that we have a lot of in the UK but they can also be a bit too high geared for anything that gets them excited so you have to be the sort of rider that can stay calm and relaxed and then they will give you 100%
Dont rush into anything and give any horse a really good try out and have it vetted for anything that might cause problems for an endurance horse that might not bother a trail horse thats going to do much less work at its own pace
An older horse isn't a massive problem if you aren't going to push it too hard and its had no wear & tear but I would prefer something around 8 years old thats joints are developed and it has seen the world outside of a menage enough to be able to deal with things
Hope you find something. Good luck
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post #22 of 22 Old 09-13-2012, 06:46 PM
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This is my little Australian Stock horse - he was an incredible CTR pony (he's only 14.3hh) (I say was because I've had a couple years off due to injury)
He can walk faster than most horses canter and does anything I ask him too. I rode him on some very tough country- extreme hill country and he never missed a beat and always came in 1st or 2nd.
He did better in the heat on hot days than most of the arabs which surprised me.
He is also extremely loyal - I can take his bridle off and he will follow me no matter how big the terrain. I am hooked on these little horses
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