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post #1 of 19 Old 02-02-2011, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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Ok time to get creative yall!

ok im a trick rider and i recently sold my old trick horse and im in need of a new gelding but i dont know what kind or color

1. what breed
2. what color

I have all white tack and a white trick saddle FYI. (if it helps)
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post #2 of 19 Old 02-02-2011, 03:51 PM
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I'm unaware if breed matters in trick riding, but I'm sure it should be something hardy. I was told by an ex-barrel racer that light-colored tack looks good on darker horses, and dark-colored tack looks good on lighter horses, if that would help.

One thing I have noticed is that Mustangs are weaseling their way into the trick riding world. There was a group of girls I saw that had only Mustangs in their "squad." But I can imagine that any breed can excel in the sport.

Personally, I would go for a darker horse that isn't "too dark," like black or dark bay. Too much contrast with your tack can cause diverted attention in your audience, which isn't what you want.

BUT, is your tack solid white or white-accented? I found this image where a dark (I can't tell very well but I'm guessing seal brown or dark bay?) has white-accented tack (namely in the saddle and breast collar), and I think the horse looks rather "handsome."

In the end it's entirely up to you; I took the ex-barrel racer friend's advice and, hence far, it hasn't disappointed me.

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post #3 of 19 Old 02-03-2011, 01:27 AM
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Get a Colonial Spanish Horse, they're great for trick riding and come in every color and pattern I'm totally biased! But they're an endangered breed and they're awesome.
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post #4 of 19 Old 02-03-2011, 12:51 PM
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How about a Gypsy Horse? They seem to take to learning tricks easily and have a nice wide back for the rider. They come in all sizes to suit the requirement. Several youngsters are doing trick riding on Gypsies and many are teaching their Gypsies tricks of their own.

The Gypsy also comes in every colour.

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post #5 of 19 Old 02-03-2011, 12:55 PM
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I dont think breed matters much so long as he's flashy & has a good mind.
How about an Andalusian or an Arabian ( i know someone might say that they're too highstrung but they're incredibly smart & with the right hand make awesome trick horses).

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post #6 of 19 Old 02-03-2011, 01:11 PM
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Quarter horse. They are soo versatile and smart. They can excel at everything..Creampuff is right about the tack and horse colors..I wouldn't put white on a palomino or grey though. White would look good on a black but i agree with creampuff about it being too much of a contrast. white looks good on almost everything else. If you get a sorrel with white feet it would be cute. Or a dark bay...really depends on how flashy the horse is.

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post #7 of 19 Old 02-03-2011, 01:45 PM
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CS horses are also smart and quick learners, they're also agile and have great endurance
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I think Arabs are a but too high-strung, but if you get a calmer one that has been trained early to do these tricks, Arabs are fine. I recommend Paint horses or quarter horses. They have a calm disposition.

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post #9 of 19 Old 02-03-2011, 03:34 PM
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Honestly I would go with a draft or draft cross. Not to pricey and are pretty dang flashy(If you get the right cross). But I would think any breed would work just as long as the individual animal is capable. It really is up to you :)

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post #10 of 19 Old 02-03-2011, 10:17 PM
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A family at my barn has 4 gypsies vaners. They are all trick trained. They're sooooo tolerant. And so breathtakingly beautiful yet adorable. They're a great choice for trick horses!
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