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post #1 of 8 Old 05-20-2011, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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Choices on a youngster breed?!

Hey guys,

Well I am aiming to get a youngster(2/3) to keep for a while to grow up whilst I bring on mare then for me to break in and keep as my riding horse..

So I LOVE arabs but they are sooo expensive like £2000+ for a yearling/2 year old and I don't have that kind of money.. Plus I enjoy jumping and I want an allrounder so decided maybe an arab isnt best. Next choice is welsh section d as I love them and they tend to be good allrounders and I can get a decent one for much cheaper!!

Just wondering what breeds you think would suit my wants? Or if I just scrap breeds and go based on what I want(Although with a breed you can guarantee height etc)

I'd like something to mainly jump with but also hacking and dresssage, not mental but with a bit of spark, about 14.2-15.2hh.

Iv always gone for cobby types but too be able to do higher jumping wise Im thinking maybe I should go for a finer breed?

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post #2 of 8 Old 05-20-2011, 01:51 PM
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Maybe a nice Thoroughbred, or even an Appendix?

From what I've heard, they make nice competition horses and most are quite level minded.

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post #3 of 8 Old 05-20-2011, 01:53 PM
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Have you looked into a Appendix (TB x QH)? They tend to be good all aound horses that have the endurance and athleticism of the TB and the demeanor of the QH. Could be a good option.

I wouldn't really rule out the Arab based on not being able to do what you want. I jump my Arab as well as trail ride and work on dressage. Arabs are definitily able to do what you want and are in the height range you are looking for.

I'm sure the more experienced people on here will have better suggestions for you. Good luck!
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post #4 of 8 Old 05-20-2011, 05:34 PM
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I think arabians are completely capable of doing great at jumping. Always depends on the individual :)

When I went looking for a project I was non breed specific. I say just start looking at everything athletic, seeing potential and not worrying so much what the breed is.

I ended up with an Appy/QH....I never looked twice at appies and always claimed I would never own a QH ;) She's won my heart over and I can't wait to see her mature.

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post #5 of 8 Old 05-20-2011, 05:42 PM
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Cobs can jump, but if I were you (wanting to do higher levels of jumping), and still wanting a cob type, I'd go for a lightweight cob. I do know there are Morgans in the UK and they are gaining popularity, so you could look into them.
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You can go into the 'Farms' section to see several Morgan stud's pages. Morgans have excelled in jumping, dressage, eventing, CDE, etc, but if you're aiming for huuuge jumps I wouldn't suggest them unless they have proven jumper lines.. for example the Dragonfire lines..
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But based on your size, temperament wants, I should think a Morgan would work well. They're willing but have some spark in general. Very kind and love to learn.

There's always Irish Sport Horses or TBs.. then you could always consider Connemaras or crosses..
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post #6 of 8 Old 05-20-2011, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. I haven't seen any morgans in uk and although they look lovely I bet they cost quite a bit. I forgot to say im in uk.. I think a welsh d is prob the best cobby sort for me :) but maybe I should look at tb and tbx I just have a bad image of them due to meeting a lot of horrible x racers!
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post #7 of 8 Old 05-25-2011, 09:44 AM
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Actually arabians are "all rounders". Now depending on what lvl your planning on getting to in jumping/dressage/ etc.. that would make a difference in what you should be looking for as to type of breed. I'm sure you can find an arabian within your price range if your dead set on getting one, they are awesome horses imo. Good luck with your search!
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post #8 of 8 Old 05-27-2011, 06:08 PM
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Hi!

I'm not good with breeds but good luck on finding your horse. BTW what's an Appendix?

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