Originally Posted by AztecBaby
All the QP's I know have been really laid back and gentle.
That's funny because I've never met a laid back QP.
The ones (4 at my camp) I've met were very cow-y mareish mares...so maybe they were just an anomaly. However, even though they were mareish and and ornery, they were completely trustworthy and solid as long as you just let them do their job and didn't try to tell them what to do.
I'm a POA fan. I've met a few and the ones that I've been lucky enough to spend major time with all seemed to need someone to be emotionally attached to but once they had that person they were rock solid. I like how they have some pep yet they think...Maybe it's because I'm a Arab fan too, and POA's remind me of tinier, spotted, more laid back Arabs. Haha
I'd suggest an Arab (they do have cow sense, if you find the right lines) or a POA. I've met a few of POA's and Lacey is an Arab (but I've met quite a few) and I would not hesitate to trust either breed with a kid. I like feeling like if I get into trouble on the trail that my mount would be able to get us out safely, which isn't a feeling I've ever gotten from a QP or a QH. But I'm obviously biased so yeah. Haha