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**Which Breed of Horse is Right for Me?**

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    12-23-2007, 06:46 PM
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Ria
Foal
**Which Breed of Horse is Right for Me?**

Well, I may be looking into getting a new new horse within the next year or so. I want a horse that anybody above 13 years old can ride. I'd prefer a smaller horse if not even a pony, but nothing built heavily, they must have a lighter build and less substance than a Welsh Mountain Pony for example [working type] I want a horse/pony that I can go trail riding with, endurance ride with, and train little tricks with. I need a horse/pony that is not very stubborn and mellow tempered.
     
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    12-23-2007, 07:12 PM
  #2
Started
GRP gets my vote, just cause I think they are so darn cute:3 Beautiful ponies. Might look at morgans, morabs, quarabs, quarter horse...could see any of them filling that role.
     
    12-23-2007, 07:13 PM
  #3
Showing
I'm not sure what part of the world you are in but I am very partial to my Rocky Mountain horse. They are smaller in build than a lot of other breeds and are very people friendly. They average 14-16h and are great trail horses.
If they aren't available you may want to look at a pony mix. I had a quarterhorse dartmoor pony mix that was a wonderful trail horse. Very sure footed and friendly.
Will this be your first horse?
     
    12-23-2007, 08:48 PM
  #4
Ria
Foal
No, I've owned 3 Quarter Horses, 1 POA, and 1 Welsh Pony cross.


Are there any breeds that really stand out in endurance riding also?
     
    12-23-2007, 09:10 PM
  #5
Started
For endurance...I personally don't like them but there are Arabians. I'm not sure if you can mix calm/mellow/sweet with endurance. But idk lol
     
    12-23-2007, 09:10 PM
  #6
Foal
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Originally Posted by Ria
No, I've owned 3 Quarter Horses, 1 POA, and 1 Welsh Pony cross.


Are there any breeds that really stand out in endurance riding also?
Arabs or Arab cross are usually good for endurance.
     
    12-23-2007, 09:14 PM
  #7
Ria
Foal
Okay, have any others done notably well against Arabians?
     
    12-23-2007, 09:20 PM
  #8
Foal
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Originally Posted by Ria
Okay, have any others done notably well against Arabians?
I think it would really just come down to the specific horse. Any horse could be trained and conditioned to do it. I think alot of it just comes down to weather or not the horse has the atititude and what not to do it.
     
    12-23-2007, 10:14 PM
  #9
Ria
Foal
Okay thanks everyone. After doing some research on Endurance, it seems as if Morgans and Arabians dominate.
     
    12-23-2007, 10:23 PM
  #10
Foal
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Originally Posted by Ria
Okay thanks everyone. After doing some research on Endurance, it seems as if Morgans and Arabians dominate.
http://www.foothill.net/tevis/WINHORSE.HTM

Haha, they do seem to.
     

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