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post #11 of 29 Old 03-14-2012, 05:03 PM
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Andalusians for me! I love their personalitys and just how they carry themselves. They excel in so much, but for me it's Dressage. I am blessed to be able to own 2 Andalusian crosses, and ride a few others daily!

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post #12 of 29 Old 03-14-2012, 05:05 PM
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I love my arabians. They're my favorite breed in general and to ride. I've never had as much fun on horseback as I have on my arabians.
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post #13 of 29 Old 03-17-2012, 07:47 AM
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post #14 of 29 Old 03-17-2012, 08:20 AM
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I like the quickness of QH/Paints...they can take you right to a gallop in a couple strides and stop on a dime.

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post #15 of 29 Old 03-17-2012, 01:34 PM
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I love riding small drafts and draft crosses. They're so smooth and comfy. I rode a Perch/Thoroughbred once, and he was like a big, warm couch. I could have fallen asleep on him.

Norm is like that too, except not nearly as well trained. He has the nicest trot I've ever ridden. He's just so darn tall. It's a looong way down.

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post #16 of 29 Old 03-17-2012, 01:47 PM
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I love Arabians, National Show Horses, Saddlebreds, and Miniatures. I've done saddle seat most of my life, so I have a bit more experience with these guys. They're just so much fun to ride! I also showed Minis for a couple years and I don't think I've ever had as much fun showing and working with horses than I did with Minis.
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post #17 of 29 Old 03-17-2012, 04:03 PM
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My favorites are my Icelandic mare Toppa, for long trail rides, my appendix mare Julie for just getting out and about with no where to go, and my Paint stud Romeo if I need to cover ground.
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post #18 of 29 Old 03-17-2012, 07:55 PM
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Haflingers, Mustangs and Paso Finos.

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post #19 of 29 Old 03-18-2012, 06:20 PM
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Fjords, Arabians and I really liked a lumbering Breton mare I rode a little while ago. But my Zangersheide and a certain little Polish-Bred Sports horse own my heart and soul. I'd die for a Coldblood Trotter or Finnhorse though, they are just so perfect!
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post #20 of 29 Old 03-19-2012, 10:47 AM
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My favourite are Latvian Warmbloods, draft type - not only because they are our local breed and widespread here, but also because they are generally mild tempered, friendly, endurante and all-purpose - able to trek, jump, pull carriages, you name it.

But I am absolutely sure I will own a Welsh Cob some day, too. They are just gorgeous and seem to fit my needs.

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