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    03-08-2009, 09:27 PM
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Foal
Best breed for a first time horse owner?

Well, I've been really really thinking lately, and I've wondered what the best breed is for a first time horse owner is?
I realize all horses vary, but what's your opinion?
Preferably a taller breed (15-16 hands)

Calm, gentle and loving personalities.


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    03-08-2009, 09:36 PM
  #2
Yearling
I've found that Quarter Horses or Appaloosa's are good for a first time horse owner.
     
    03-08-2009, 09:50 PM
  #3
Foal
I've always wanted a QH :(
     
    03-08-2009, 10:12 PM
  #4
Foal
Morgan some don't even have any spook in them, iclandic would be nice also but their a little short
     
    03-08-2009, 10:16 PM
  #5
Yearling
The first horse I rode for about 5 years was a QH/Thoroughbred. I loved her. It really does depend on the horses personality though. For example, I have known and ridden a few QH's who have been "hot" and needed a firmer hand. However, I would say that in general they are one of the more level-headed breeds.

Did that make sense?
     
    03-08-2009, 11:12 PM
  #6
Weanling
I've heard a lot that paints and QH are good. Also morgans are popular. I don't really know about Appy's though because I've heard that they are crazy a lot.
     
    03-08-2009, 11:25 PM
  #7
Weanling
Quarter horses and paints!
     
    03-08-2009, 11:26 PM
  #8
Foal
I take back the calm and quiet remark.
I've ridden some hot TBs before
I've been riding for about 6 years now, so it's not like i'm new to riding :p
So, any horse that's trustworthy really.

I was thinking about a rescue horse, not the companion ones.
But the ones that are ride-able.
     
    03-08-2009, 11:46 PM
  #9
Foal
Warmbloods! They have tons of personality and are super comfy to ride. =D
     
    03-08-2009, 11:48 PM
  #10
Started
Quarters and Paints genuinely make fabulous first horses. They are all-arounders, and can do anything you ask of them. Most of them are very level-headed and loving. Of course, personalities differ, and the way a horse is trained has a big influence on them, but as a general rule, I've enjoyed every Quarter Horse and Paint I've ever ridden. They run anywhere from 14-16 hands, and they're really easy keepers. :]

Hope this helps.
     

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