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post #1 of 38 Old 03-08-2009, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 38 Old 03-08-2009, 08:36 PM
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I've found that Quarter Horses or Appaloosa's are good for a first time horse owner.
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post #3 of 38 Old 03-08-2009, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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I've always wanted a QH :(
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post #4 of 38 Old 03-08-2009, 09:12 PM
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morgan some dont even have any spook in them, iclandic would be nice also but their a little short
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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?
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post #6 of 38 Old 03-08-2009, 10:12 PM
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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.

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post #7 of 38 Old 03-08-2009, 10:25 PM
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Quarter horses and paints!

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post #8 of 38 Old 03-08-2009, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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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.
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post #9 of 38 Old 03-08-2009, 10:46 PM
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warmbloods! they have tons of personality and are super comfy to ride. =D
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post #10 of 38 Old 03-08-2009, 10:48 PM
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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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