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    04-02-2007, 08:30 AM
I Have to agree with you on that.

My warmblood was the dumbest horse I've ever known. But absolutely bombproof.
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    04-02-2007, 09:22 AM

Real sweet though arent they!

Elz x
    04-22-2007, 03:09 AM
Dumbbloods personally except for hanoverians, I have a strange affinity for hanoverians. The price tag is way to much and if you have that much money to spend import a irish sport horse, irish horses are FABULOUS. Thoroughbreds make better jumpers because they are faster and braver and every once in a while you find one that can compete with warmbloods in height as well as speed (for example mine, no one has told him he isn't supposed to be able to jump 6'6" and he is adored by the jumper trainer at my barn who keeps asking to buy him off me). However if your a hunter go for it warmbloods are excellent hunters seeing as they have big long strides and tuck nicley. I live in California where i'm told by hunter trainers that the trend currently is leaning towards lighter boned horses, like hanoverians or warmblood thoroughbred crosses.
    04-22-2007, 03:22 AM
Not that I don't like them as I think it may have sounded in my previous post. Nothing beats their gaits for dressage. I am of the similar opinion as some previous posters though. There are alot of diamonds in the rough out there, I train and sell because I like it (i'm not supporting myself with it) but I have gotten beat up muddy hairy horses that look like nothing for $1000 and put a few months, some meat on their bones, clean them up and turn around and sell them for $20,000. That's how I found my brilliant baby boy who is a tb but jumps like a grand prix warmblood, and I bought him for $5000, and now i'm getting offers for indecent amounts of money (not that i'm going to sell him, I just like having a horse someone would pay that much money for). But my point is warmbloods are nice however way to over priced. And I would choose the hanoverian
    11-15-2008, 01:20 PM
I have an oldenburg. I know alot of people say there are only for rich people and are perfect.

My oldenburg was neglected and is the sweetest thing. I love oldenburgs but I think the only thing that is a downer, is that they are naturally nervous. I was on my horse one day and a paper gently moved up from a small breeze.


My horse jumped about 8 feet in the air and the next thing I knew I suddenly came crashing back down into the saddle it hurt. D:
    11-15-2008, 05:10 PM
I love WB. I think they are just the right mix of "thick and juicy" and "lean and mean." Of course it seems like they are either all or nothing conformation wise...either very beautiful or what the heck happened here?
    11-15-2008, 05:29 PM
I am a breeder of warmbloods. Trakehners particularly. I am NOT biased to other breeds, having owned MANY other breeds of horses myself in my riding career, including Tb's, arabs, qh's, and a draft X. But this is the breed I prefer over any other, they are wonderful creatures. It does not mean I don't appreciate a quality horse of another breed!
The reason the 'warmbloods' are so expensive to buy is quite simple really. MOST of the breeding/riding stock of these horses is imported from various areas in Europe. Being from North America, we are still relatively NEW at breeding the european horses, so a lot of us breeders still regularly import young stock, breeding stock and of course semen. The horses themselves are generally not TOO expensive to buy in Europe, there are MANY good deals out there to be had, but you have to have such horse vetted, shipped by plane and quaratined after export and all of this cost $$$$. This is why the huge costs of buying already imported into the country horses. Breeding horses is a whole other ball of wax. Semen is usually at least $1000 for the stud fees and then with shipping costs, ultrasounds on mares, and general costs of breeding a mare, you are looking at around $5000- $10,000 just to get a foal on the ground. (believe me......it's EXPENSIVE to breed horses!!!) So this is why breeders of warmbloods charge around $8500-$10000 for their weanlings. Horses cost about $10,000 + a year to train and maintain, so the prices on young stock goes up every year they age. A good high quality 3 year old warmblood will cost you in the neighbourhood of $15,000-$30,000 to buy depending on it's quality.
I hope this helps you all understand what goes into breeding a warmblood and why it costs so much to buy them!

Personally I can't figure out how breeders of other breeds can make $$ charging only a couple of thousand on their babies. ???? Answer me that one....
    11-15-2008, 05:52 PM
Kristy, I totally agree with what you're saying... and congrats for wanting to show Standardbreds.... my horses are all NZ Standardbreds, and I love them to bits...
I'm a big fan of some warmblood breeds, Trakehners, Oldenburgs and Holsteiners in particular... I however know I could never afford them, or ride one... my elevated SB gelding is more than enough for me!!! I personally feel that riding a warmblood is kind of like taking the easy route... I don't want to disrespect the horses or the riders, but I mean lets face it, the more pricey, well known horse, will beat the rest usually... I was at an inhand show earlier this year and my mate's stationbred in the park hack ring came reserve to a $30,000 mare, who had incredible looks (it was hard to look away lol), but her conformation wasn't exactly the best (my mate's horse was much better and straight) and her movement was SHOCKING!!!
    11-16-2008, 06:01 AM
Warmbloods are the perfect sportpartner.
Want to get far? A warmblood will get you there.
Coldbloods are also good for in the sport. But, they are not built for it.
Warmbloods are expensive too. I adore both kinds. My most expensive warmblood I have at my stables now is around 18.000.
    11-16-2008, 08:37 AM
I love warmbloods. I have a trakehner. He's big and a handful but he's fantastic. So so smart. He also thinks the sun shines out of his you know what lol he loooves the ladies he's very much in love with my new mare which has made my other mare who has been my wbs girlfriend for 9 years very jealous lol then today he tried to mount the new pony he's a gelding!!!

He can be quite cranky but he's a big fat sook deep down
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