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post #21 of 96 Old 12-26-2011, 06:13 AM
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Don't just look at the breed, but the papers as well. Horses that have successful parents in SJ are more likely to be good at it too.

Doesn't always happen, but it does.

I am not a fan of KWPNs, but thats me. I find them to be very hot under the collar, and difficult temperaments. Again, this is some, not all, but living 10mins away from the Dutch border we see a lot. It may be the breed, the parents or the training.
It is truth that they are quite of fhandfull, but they are good athletic horses and no wonder that they are among favourite dressage and show jumping horses. If you are a serious horse rider and you know how to deal with horses I thinh Dutch is a good choise!
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post #22 of 96 Old 12-26-2011, 07:46 AM
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Could you give me an idea of what their breed is like? I usually trust fellow HF members for breed info rather then google :)

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Well, they usually take the look more of an Arab than a Thoroughbred, and their height ranges from about 15-16.3hh.

They excell at eventing, and jumping more than just a plain Arab as they have stronger bones, they arent as small, and they have the speed of a Thoroughbred and an Arab.

Haha, I was doing research on them a while back, and Anglo Arabs had rated third, in the world, as an eventing horse. Pretty sweet if you ask me.

I personally love them, as Arabs are really high energy horses, and can do some serious running, and jumping, as is the Thoroughbred, and the two mixed together make a good team

As far as their temperment, In my opinion you will have a handful, depending on the horse.

TB's are pretty high strung, Arabs are pretty high strung, mix them together and you have a bomb waiting to explode. But It depends on the personal horse.





^^^ Im sure some of them arent going to look as refined as these horses, but it kind of depend on how much genes the got from their Arab sire or dam.
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I would look at anything within my price range that had the breeding and/or skill for the discipline of choice unless you have one breed you just love :) I really love a nice solid TB.

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Arabs jump rather flat,we have a NRPS (riding pony with Arabian blood) and he's amazing on low jumps because she's so fast.
But for high jumps she isn't that suited because arabians tend to jump flat instead of high.

I have a Belgian Warmblood x SF and he's a beast!
He's now 18 but he still jumps 1m60 free and doesn't have any problem with a 1m40 oxer.
He has the nicest temprament I've ever seen,he's so calm and friendly.
He doesn't spook and he nearly jumps ANYTING.

I would go for a warmblood.TB are great with stamina and stuff but the WB's are more jumping bred.
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post #25 of 96 Old 12-26-2011, 11:19 AM
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Arabs jump rather flat,we have a NRPS (riding pony with Arabian blood) and he's amazing on low jumps because she's so fast.
But for high jumps she isn't that suited because arabians tend to jump flat instead of high.
Some Arabs may jump flat, but not all. Any horse can have a flat jump, it depends only on the individual horse.
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It isn't about breed, it is about Conformation and how well the horse is put together. Also what is just as important, is the good quality care you put forth to ensure the horses longevity.

Joint Care, conditioning, proper hoof angles, limiting the amount you jump, etc, etc

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Depends on what you really want to do. If you want to be competitive on a local level, state level, national level, etc. equitation, hunters, or timed jumpers. If you want to stick on the USEF route, I'd get some kind of warmblood if I wanted to be seriously competitive. However, I do the AQHA hunters and my horse is an appendix. I currently jump 3' to 3'3 on a regular basis and he's awesome and loves it. He could easily go higher if that was something I wanted to do. I love appendixes, but nothing's beats an elegant warmblood in the rated shows :) if I was you, I'd try all sorts of breeds! You'll never know what you'll like until you try it :)
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You could always just break the mold and hit the USEF circuit with a mule. I love me a good underdog ;)

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post #29 of 96 Old 12-26-2011, 06:32 PM
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You could always just break the mold and hit the USEF circuit with a mule. I love me a good underdog ;)
very off topic, i know, but are there actually any rules against this (purely curiosity, 'course )??? you kind of have me wondering, now!!
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You could always just break the mold and hit the USEF circuit with a mule. I love me a good underdog ;)
That's my plan, except with a Gypsy Vanner. :)
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