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post #11 of 17 Old 05-03-2012, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Littlebit722 View Post
Thanks everyone. Palomine, I would never guess TB's would be calm. Then again, I am a beginner. :)
A horse of any breed can be calm. My husband's OTTB constantly amazes our friends as he is an almost bomb-proof trail horse and he has been since the day we got him 11 years ago. Three weeks after his last race, he was teaching my husband how to ride in a round pen and they have been inseparable ever since.

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post #12 of 17 Old 05-03-2012, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by CLaPorte432 View Post
I think there are calm horses in every breed of horse. It just depends on the individual.

But...If I had to choose a breed. It's be the Bashkir Curly. I've been around lots and lots of Curlies (even wild ones) and they all have this naturally gentle, curious, calm disposition. They are wonderful horses.
When I saw this title This was immediately what I thought of too lol (and it is not because I am biased) The breed is known for having very calm, forgiving and solid temperments.

However, there are horses for each breed that have gentle personalities. But, if I was going to go with one breed in particular that has a good temperament as a whole, the Bashkir Curly comes to mind first.
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post #13 of 17 Old 05-03-2012, 12:46 PM
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Agree that it depends on the individual horse. I have been around many breeds and there are crazy and calm in all them. My best and calmest horses have been 1. Morgan/AQHA mare and 2. AQHA mare.
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Thanks again everyone. FF, my vet gave me the same advice you did. She said to show up when the sellers aren't expecting you because some people drug their horses.
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post #15 of 17 Old 05-20-2012, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Golden Horse View Post
Calmest horse I crazy arab, she doesn't know that she is supposed to be hot and flighty
My half Arab Chili is the same way. He even doses off while getting his hooves trimmed. Most of the Arabs I have had have a lot of energy when you want it and ask for it, and run around the pasture like the Energizer bunny, but seem take everything in stride and dont get too worked up about anything.

My Appys are calm, but being Appys, you have to explain everything to them - sort of like the dentist has to say, okay, this isn't going to hurt - you're just going to feel some pressure...
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post #16 of 17 Old 05-20-2012, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Faceman View Post
My Appys are calm, but being Appys, you have to explain everything to them - sort of like the dentist has to say, okay, this isn't going to hurt - you're just going to feel some pressure...
I was trying to explain Appytude to the woman who tried G Man the other day...'No he won't explode if something goes wrong, he will sulk, your well trained Appy will suddenly have no a clue what you are asking, and will revert to being dumber than a box of rocks, that is when you have to out think him and 'switch him on again' or you will be sat there all day
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post #17 of 17 Old 05-21-2012, 09:23 PM
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For me, my paint is quiet as they come, where ever he goes he is as calm and quiet as they come and that's the same with his FULL brother. Though again as everyone has said it is them individually and how they are bred etc.

My old horse (Arab x Andi) was quiet but not calm, he was full of buzz and was such a show off, especially at shows!

Give me a paint horse (of my boys breeding) ANY DAY!
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