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post #21 of 37 Old 10-19-2008, 04:24 PM
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I'd say a quarter horse, they are known to be calm and well tempered, just make sure that its broke well enough. I would say Arabian, but they have some spunk and can be a bit hyper.

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post #22 of 37 Old 10-19-2008, 04:30 PM
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I'd say a quarter.
But I have seen little girls riding Arabs and managing them perfectly well.

All depends on the individual horse.

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post #23 of 37 Old 10-19-2008, 06:53 PM
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I would get a Morgan. They are great at endurance, have awesome temperments and are usually pretty easy to train.

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post #24 of 37 Old 10-19-2008, 09:36 PM
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I'd say it'd be best to make friends with a really great trainer. I'd prefer a trainer who is really good but doesn't run a big operation. I'd take lessons on his horses and then ask him to help you.

I think it's probably more important to pick the right horse for you than to worry about a particular breed of horse.

Our boy is very young (3 1/2) but he's a great horse for my ten year old. Now, that wouldn't be the case for very many horses that young but this particular horse is a good choice for her. Our trainer went around and found the best, least expensive horse. The fact that he's a horse guy helped. He went around and looked at local horses for sale. He was able to get a very good deal on this wonderful boy.

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post #25 of 37 Old 10-20-2008, 11:51 AM
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morgan or a quarter horse or a saddlebred

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post #26 of 37 Old 10-20-2008, 07:46 PM
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I bet a Connemara pony would do well in endurance. They have quite a bit of Arab blood.
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post #27 of 37 Old 10-23-2008, 06:43 PM
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Going back to Arabians and endurance, in 2002-ish there was a 28 year old Arab/QH cross that was a close runner up in one of those big endurance races and it came in with really good condition and stuff, so it can be done with an older horse.

Just thought I'd get that out there.

I personally ride an Arabian and she has spunky moments, like any horse, but she is also one of the smartest horses I've ever ridden. She doesn't spook at all if she can see the scary thing well, and she picks up on all the exercises I do with her lightning fast. If you want a really smart horse I'd say look into an Arabian, but they aren't for everyone.
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post #28 of 37 Old 10-26-2008, 12:51 AM
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I bought an Arabian mare who is not registered but obviously Arab with good breeding (she has a mysterious background, but that is another post altogether) and we paid $500. Lily is a very, very smart horse and she has had some great training before we bought her. She is 8 years old with lots of energy and my daughter who is 7 (limited experience) rides her with no problems at all. Walk, trot, and canter. As a matter of fact the mare responds best with my daughter. I only allow her to ride in a small arena so it is in a controlled area, but this horse takes very good care of her.

The thing I'm starting to realize about our horse, and I'm guessing this is an Arabian trait, is that they bond strongly to their owners (in our case it's my daughter first and me second) and they can really feel a persons energy. By that I mean if you are tense the horse will pick up on that and respond. If you are relaxed they will pick up on that also. Our horse is so in tune to the people around her it's amazing. She will do anything my daughter asks her to. When my daughter is leading her she hangs her head low, walks when dd is walking, trots when dd "trots", stops when dd stops. The horse tries very hard to understand what is being asked of her. My mother-in-law on the other hand is a very experienced horse person (extensive Arabian background) but she has a ton of nervous, tense energy and Lily gets tense the minute my MIL touches her. The second she steps away the horse calms right down. It really blows me away.

If you are interested in buying an Arabian be patient and you will find the right one. Chances are you will never own another breed!
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post #29 of 37 Old 10-26-2008, 03:11 PM
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Okay, have any others done notably well against Arabians?
Me and boss once bought a Gray Arab gelding for $150 at an auction. He was bug-eyed and looked like he was about to burst at any given moment, but a little girl rode him in bareback with a halter and was perfect other wise. Ever since then he's been used as a trail horse at our barn, and he is probably the most trustworthy. If we ever have a scared or nervous kid, they always ride Shadow and come back happy that they decided to go instead of staying behind. He's short, 14hh, but is hardy. And that bugged eyed look never went away, but he seems to only do it when he's scared or nervous. So I guess that's just Shadow.

But if you still don't want to get an Arab go for a Quarter Pony, they're the best!
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post #30 of 37 Old 05-25-2010, 12:41 AM
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passos make amazing [QUOTE]endurance horses they are small and harty they have almost mustang strong feed. my grandfather owns a beautiful champion endurance horse she 100% passo and she can go for days her fifth gate is beautiful and smooth so your butt doesnt get tired an sore. she is pretty, smart and easy tempered when kept busy but needs constant reminder of who's boss, but remember it depends on breed every horse is different when it comes to attidude and personality

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