Personality traits of Oldenburgs and Irish sport horse?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Breeds

Personality traits of Oldenburgs and Irish sport horse?

This is a discussion on Personality traits of Oldenburgs and Irish sport horse? within the Horse Breeds forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category
  • Irish sport horse forum
  • Irish sport horse breed flaw

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    09-24-2012, 07:12 PM
  #1
Foal
Personality traits of Oldenburgs and Irish sport horse?

So I'm considering going to look at a mare that is an Oldenburg/ Irish sporthorse cross (out of a First Class son, and Irish mare). I mentioned the mare to my trainer and he said there are some personality traits in the Irish sporthorse that he thought I should look up to make sure she is the kind of horse I want. Granted, not every horse conforms perfectly to breed standards, but in general is any one familiar with the breeds' personalities? Or have any opinions on the breeds?
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    09-25-2012, 02:16 PM
  #2
Foal
I have an Oldenburg mare. She has the biggest puppy dog personality, but has a lot of energy. I wouldn't trade her for anything, though. I personally love Oldenburgs. They are bred to be exceptional horses, hence the price tag.
     
    09-25-2012, 02:20 PM
  #3
Trained
I only know one of each. The Oldenberg is a gelding. BIG boy. Puppy dog and is generally okay. Loves to lope which caused problems in his hunter/jumper career. Had a wicked fast spin as a spook. His only vice. He'd spooky randomly and at nothing and when he did if you had any kind of flaw in your seat you'd end up on the ground with him spooking at you.

The Irish Sport Horse made that I know is really sweet. Generally a big babysitter, but not reliable. My old trainer kept sticking draw reins on this mare and one day the mare said she had ENOUGH and took her rider for a mad gallop in the arena until the girl fell off.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    09-25-2012, 02:38 PM
  #4
Foal
Individual personality is hard to pinpoint just by breed. There are sweet, mild-mannered horses of every breed, just like there are maniacal, crazed horses of every breed.

That being said, Irish Sport horses are bred for the hunt field to have excellent temperaments, to be calm, but will become more lively when asked, and are very tough. Oldenburgs have a variety of temperaments, are courageous and are versatile sport horses. The cross sounds very sporty, and as long as she's not a nut-case and is sound, she sounds like a suitable riding partner. Other factors will determine her personality even further, so there is no way of telling what you will get until you go see her.
     
    09-26-2012, 09:36 PM
  #5
Foal
It sounds like both horse types are relatively nice horses, would that be correct to assume? I really really like this mare, and it sounds like she has a really solid backgroud, but she's in another state so I have to figure that little kink out. It's good to know everyone's experiences with these horses.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Irish sport horse tinyliny Draft Horses 5 07-20-2012 05:23 AM
Irish Sport Horse rubyhorse Horse Conformation Critique 4 04-27-2012 08:51 PM
Half Lease, $700... 16.3h Irish Sport Horse Mare onyxriddle Horses for Sale 28 01-29-2012 09:56 AM
Irish Sport Horses DappledSilver Horse Breeds 2 09-29-2007 06:47 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0