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post #1 of 23 Old 05-20-2008, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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So I'm in the process of looking for a horse and am having a hard time deciding what breed I want. Initially I was interested in either a quarter horse or appaloosa as they are know to excel in western events, but I've also come across some great arabs and thoroughbreds. I know my number one concern is to find a horse that is compatible with me in regards to personality, but I still wanted to know what everyone thought about training an arab or thoroughbred in poles or barrels. I had an arab about three years ago and he was beautiful, also was started on level one dressage, we never rode him western, though that is what I am wanting to perform in more. Thanks for the help!
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post #2 of 23 Old 05-20-2008, 11:24 PM
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Have you considered a quarab? Quarter horses excel in western events and arabs are fast and have get up and go. Great mix...my friend has one and he could excel in anything, Western or English!!

R.I.P. KIANE(5-year-old AQH gelding)- I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU
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post #3 of 23 Old 05-20-2008, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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Actually I hadn't, but that's a great idea and makes a lot of sense! I've been checking all over the internet and through a few of my friends who ride...horse searching is exhausting, but fun nonetheless.
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post #4 of 23 Old 05-21-2008, 11:36 AM
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I had a little TB mare (15.3hh - little in my books!) and we did everything, and won at it. In one weekend we got high point in English, Western, and jumping... it was great! She went well in both english and western, and could jump about 3'9" consistently, and won in all rings.
Here's a few pics of her:
English

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/f...nglishtrot.jpg

Western:

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/f.../dancerjog.jpg

Jumping:

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/f...ncerjump-1.jpg

With Championship blanket for days 1&2:

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/f...ndmechamps.jpg


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post #5 of 23 Old 05-21-2008, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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WOW jdi she's really pretty, you guys look great, thanks for the help
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post #6 of 23 Old 05-21-2008, 04:35 PM
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I don't think it's really breed dependent. I would suggest for you to look around at horses that are for sale and go from there. Focus more on the the horse's training etc rather than the breed, not unless there is a breed of horse that you know you really want.
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post #7 of 23 Old 05-21-2008, 08:43 PM
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What about a Paint? I'd go with a Paint or a purebred Quarter Horse personally if you want to run barrels.
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post #8 of 23 Old 05-21-2008, 11:00 PM
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I agree with My2Geldings. The horse doesn't have to be a certain breed to excel at a certain event, just needs the right training I think. =]
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post #9 of 23 Old 05-22-2008, 08:31 AM
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I agree with My2Geldings. The horse doesn't have to be a certain breed to excel at a certain event, just needs the right training I think. =]
You wouldn't barrel race a Clydesdale
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post #10 of 23 Old 05-22-2008, 04:03 PM
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I agree with My2Geldings. The horse doesn't have to be a certain breed to excel at a certain event, just needs the right training I think. =]
You wouldn't barrel race a Clydesdale
Never say never ;)


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