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post #1 of 40 Old 07-11-2009, 07:13 AM Thread Starter
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How many different breeds have you ridden?

Last week, while in Italy, I got to ride an Italian "Murgese". I find it a bit fun to keep track of the different equine breeds I have ridden since I was a child. To date now I have ridden 34 different great races of horses.

Shetland, POA, Welsh, Akhal Teke, Appaloosa, Andalusian, Paint, Palomino, Criollo, Barb, TWH, Clydesdale, Canadian, Trotter Franšais, Selle Franšais, Haflinger, Peruvian Paso, Arab, Saddlebred, Shagya, Friesan, Buckskin, Lusitano, Paso Fino, Morgan, Donkey, Mule, Mustang, Thoroughbred, Trakener, Holsteiner, Quarter Horse, Tinker and Murgese.

How many and what special breeds have others been lucky enough to try out?
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post #2 of 40 Old 07-11-2009, 09:28 AM
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QH, Appy, Arab, TB, Paint and a mixture of grade mutts. Buckskins and Palominos are not breeds but colors

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post #3 of 40 Old 07-11-2009, 09:45 AM
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Hmmm lets see if I can remember them all! lol

Percheron, thoroughbred, percheron/thoroughbred cross, quarter horse, belgium, shire, spotted draft, paint, appaloosa, saddlebred, standardbred, norwegian fijord, Mule, mustang, morgan, oldenburg, hanovarian, belgium warmblood, Arabian, trakener, Welsh pony (Looooong time ago)

Im sure there are more I just can't think of them :)

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post #4 of 40 Old 07-11-2009, 12:58 PM
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Not many I don't think...

Arabian, haflinger, percheron, QH, paint, draft cross, mustang, dutch warmblood, and grades.

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post #5 of 40 Old 07-11-2009, 01:02 PM
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Ummmm, saddle bred, paso fino, welsh, paint, QH, TB, dutch warmblood, quarter pony, appaloosa, draft cross, canadian warmblood,

And plenty of mutts and I'm sure many that I have forgotten
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post #6 of 40 Old 07-11-2009, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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I agree that in today's modern world many people find color registeries controversial but the PHBA and the IBHA would disagree that Buckskin and Palomino are simply colors. Although Buckskin, Dun and Grulla coloring can be found in many breeds, modern genetic testing has allowed for specific ancestrol tracing and historical documentation of lineage for both breeds.

Many countries have their own breeds that don't fall into an international registry. Here there is also a very popular horse referred to as the Franche Montagna. They are a very hardy all-around breed. Very popular for trail riding, driving and used by the military.
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post #7 of 40 Old 07-11-2009, 01:16 PM
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Quarter Horse, Quarter Pony, Appaloosa, Grade, Welsh Pony, Shetland Pony, Quarab, PercheronxWarmblood mix

and maybe something else, but that I all I can remember.

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post #8 of 40 Old 07-11-2009, 02:18 PM
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Polish Arab, Thoroughbred/Mini cross, Thoroughbred, Saddlebred, Morgan, Paint, Hanoverian, POA, Holsteiner, Arabian, Quarter Horse, Half-Arabs, Rhinelander, Canadian Hanoverian (any differences, I'm not sure), Dutch Warmblood, and I'm sure there are others I just can't remember what they are...
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post #9 of 40 Old 07-11-2009, 04:03 PM
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TWH, RHA, POA, SSH, QH, Arabian, Appy, APH, Welsh, Pony mutt, Shetland, Haflinger, ?Appaloosa?, NSSH.

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post #10 of 40 Old 07-11-2009, 05:00 PM
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Mini-burro, tons of QH's, TB, Paint, Mustang, one Percheron, one Belgian Mule, and maybe soon, a Belgian horse.

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