In a few years I am going to get a horse. I was wondering what a good choice of breed would be for a first horse. I will be riding mostly western with maybe some english mixed in, and I will be doing pleasure, trail, maybe later getting into jumping although it is not definite. I am 5'3" at fourteen years old, I am probably going to grow to be maybe 5'4"-5'5" but that is not for certain. I feel most comfortable on bigger horses :)
Yeah, I mostly will be looking depending on the temperment too. I forgot to add in my first post, what sex would be best? I hear mares get moody but are generally very sweet and geldings are very levelheaded
I learned to ride on two qhs a mare and a gelding. They both were extraordinary horses!! Patient and calm.
I also can't stress enough the importance of a well-schooled horse for a beginner rider. Now, that said you may not be a beginner but a having a schoolmaster as a first horse is a great way to learn and prevents many conflicts.
Both genders have their pros and cons. It goes down to the horse itself. The best horse I have ever ridden was a mare. She didnt allow a lot of people ride her, but for those she allowed it would always be a dream.
If you can find the right mare and you can click with her, she will do anything for you.
You can get a wonderful bond with geldings to tho it is a bit different I find.
You should look around and try out a few different horses. If you have had lessons or have the option to have some now, it would be a good way to test both genders and figure out what works best for you. I personally have always been a gelding fan BUT I don't own horses of both genders and have no problems with either one.