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    12-28-2007, 07:36 PM
Athletic Breed

Hey guys and dolls,

First post here..

Love the site...Just a fun opinionated question

Which breed would you say is the most athletic?

Top of my head the breeds quarter horse, arabian, and thoroughbred come to mind....

What are yall's thoughts?
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    12-28-2007, 07:43 PM
Well, because I am a warmblood lover, I am going to have to say either the Dutch Warmblood or the Swedish Warmblood. I think any warmblood could take the cake, but those two have proven to be especially adept at dressage and jumping.
    12-28-2007, 10:42 PM
Green Broke
I would say Quarter Horse because there just about all round orses you can do any type of rideing on the jsuta bout English, Western, Runnin Events exc...
    12-29-2007, 12:10 AM
I would have to say for athleticism that the thoroughbred would take the cake. I love warmbloods too and have one of my own but I would still have to vote for a thoroughbred with arabs not to far behind and then quarter horses after that
    12-29-2007, 03:11 PM
Prolly thoroughbreds..they can practically do any horsey sport well maybe not the stuff that the shires & other big horses do but you no what I mean
    12-30-2007, 12:06 AM
Warmbloods are very athletic. As are Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses, and Appendixes.
    12-30-2007, 12:58 AM
Green Broke
Either a quarter horse or a tb
    01-01-2008, 09:49 AM

I would really have to say TB, arab, and QH too. Tb's are a obvious choice becuase they are he main horses used for races, being extremely fast, and they are constantly used in showjumping becuase of there power. I'd also pick QB becuase QB's are very athletic for being small sturdy horses. They do reining which requires speed and quick moves, and sometimes rodeos and cattle roping where they have to be strong to pull in the cattle and fast to catch up. Arabs are just athletic overall. The are great endurance horses and when given a chance great race horses. They are also used in show jumping and dressage. So those would be the top 3 on my list.
    01-04-2008, 01:27 AM
Well I would have to say Thoroughbreds then QH's cause both compete in racing which a horse has to be very athletic to do adnd both are very versitle, I have seen them used in english and western sports.
    01-05-2008, 08:25 PM
It totally depends on the individual horse......I've seen TB's that are very athletic, and others that can't move properly to save their lives. Same as in any breed. Depends largely on conformation how athletic a horse will be. Also, some breeds are bred specifically for one discipline in mind, so they excel at that over other breeds of horses. I can't say one breed in general is more athletic than another, because the reality of it is it depends on the individual. However.....lighter, smaller horses tend in general to be more athletic than say, a draft horse........

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