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    04-19-2010, 12:15 AM
Most Useful/Versatile Breed.?.

Ok so im just wondering what you think the most useful/versatile horse would be.
A breed that's a good doer, copes well in the harsh Australian heat as well as the cold. Something that's level headed, intelligent and willing.

What do you think??
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    04-19-2010, 12:16 AM
Morgans or Quarter Horses.
    04-19-2010, 12:23 AM
How so? Please elaborate. ;)
    04-19-2010, 12:24 AM
Green Broke
I have a warmblood/TB that would be great, but I also know so many WB's and TB's that would terrible, haha I think it depends on the individual horse. :P
    04-19-2010, 12:30 AM
I'm going to have to (And YES - I will be biased!) with the Arabians, followed by the Morgans.

Arabians, especially, due to the genetic make up. They have larger hearts which moves blood through the body faster, allowing them to heat up or cool down much more efficient than other breeds. It's why the can be the last horse to arrive at a Endurance check stop, and the first to leave. They are very efficient for controlling their body temperatures.
Aside from that, I think they are the most intelligent, sensitive, reliable, and versatile horses around. It's why we've got National Champions in Western Pleasure, Side Saddle, Reining, Endurance, Cutting, English Pleasure, Working Cow, Dressage, and/or Native Costume. There isn't much they can't do, and there isn't much they can't do well. ;)

Morgans I second because they are one of the best breed's I've ever had the pleasure of raising and training. Great minds, great ability, athletic like there's no tomorrow, and they got a lot of heart.
And they cross REALLY well with Arabians. ;)

That's just my opinion. Everyone's will vary depending on what breed has worked the best for them, I believe.
    04-19-2010, 12:30 AM
Yes, ridergirl this is very true.. I thought I should just let you all know im not looking at purchasing another horse, but later on in life I would like to own a stud.. so am just wanting to get information on all the different versatile breeds and what you all think of them. ;)
    04-19-2010, 12:33 AM
Green Broke
Though I personally don't like them, I'll have to say Quarter Horses. They can do almost anything; I've seen them jump, do low-level dressage, drive, and, of course, Western.

Second, TB. They're the masters of almost everything English and are starting to work themselves into a little Western at the lower levels.

And Arabians, I agree, are very versatile. I've seen them almost everywhere as well.
    04-19-2010, 12:41 AM
Well, it's no surprise to you what i'm going to say :]

1. Australian Stock Horses.

Simple - They are designed to the teefor Australia. They were/are the workhorse who built Australia :] Only those who could survive and thrive working all day in the worst weather Australia gets trailing stock, being hobbled or tied at nights out on the track, and were hardy enough to go without good feed (Perpetual drought) and often without good teeth or hoof care were those used to breed.

Obviously these qualities are somewhat diluted today, but the Australian Stock Horse is our horse - No other horse is designed for this country quite like the ASH.

2. Arabian.

Not native, but they were bred to be tough, hardy, and survive in the desert - I have never met an arab so far who wasn't a good doer (Just look at Wildey and all Lynda's horses :]). They were also bred for their temprament - They are reknowned for being 'one-person' horses and supremely loyal, but still a safe mount for just about anyone. The bad things you hear about arabs come about because they are very particular to train - They are less tolerant of inexperience and cruelty than a lot of other breeds. If you can create a partnership with one, you can count on it.
    04-19-2010, 12:49 AM
Hehe, defiantly no surprise ;) Yeah I really do like ASH's. Oh and what about Brumby's ;) they're breed for this country.. hehe.

Hey.. do we know anyone who has a Morgan.. haven't heard much about them till recently, I wouldn't mind having a closer look at one, one day.
    04-19-2010, 12:58 AM
Originally Posted by brookelovesparelli    
How so? Please elaborate. ;)
I guess 'they just are' won't be a good enough answer, will it? LOL. Well, when I think all around horse that can do anything, I immediately think Quarter Horse. I've never met a QH that was limited to only doing one thing or one discipline.

Originally Posted by brookelovesparelli    
Hey.. do we know anyone who has a Morgan.. haven't heard much about them till recently, I wouldn't mind having a closer look at one, one day.
Me I can't say enough good things about Morgans. My absolute favorite breed. I've ridden quite a few of them and all of them have had great minds, been versitile, good as trail horses or arena horses, and STURDY! I just LOVE them!

Changing breeds. Morgans?

Here's our pretty little (LOL) girl, Dream. She is 25 years old (24 in the pic below)

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