Originally Posted by AmazinCaucasian
I'd be interested to know what other people like to work on. I'm sure there are several breeds that I've never done. My favorite is the Tennessee Walking Horse. They're not my choice to ride, but there are lots of them around here and they're real limber-legged(flexible), easy-going and predictable. Anybody else have a preference?
In my experience, most farriers prefer focusing their business on one or more disciplines rather than any particular breed of horse. Western pleasure keeps it simple. Western performance offers more challenge. Hunter/Jumpers keep you focused on balance, traction and therapeutics. Same for polo ponies. Dressage is large, slow and flat shod. Trotters, pacers and foot wavers challenge your sense of gait and animation. Runners will give you an appreciation for finessing aluminum and living on Ramen noodles!
I'm over six feet tall so personally, I prefer any breed taller than 14.2 that stands quiet and comes with a paycheck when the work is done.