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post #21 of 24 Old 09-25-2011, 05:33 PM
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QH are incredible horses.
When told I could finallly have my own horse the old horse savy people in the family recommended the QH or March Tacky. Never regretted getting my QH (more robusty than the March Tacky). She was a joy to train as she grew up. Always willing to work hard. Would do whatever I required of her and very forgiving if something happened (didn't refuse to do it the next time).
She would cover 40 miles a day without complaint when I wanted to go off for a few days. When we moved cattle to different pasture it eventually got to the point that I was just along for the ride, since she would anticipate and react to cow breaking off before I noticed.

The only reason I don't own one now is that I don't need the versatility, but the easier gait (I'm getting older :)) ). No more working cattle. No more drag racing against my uncle's pickup down the turn on the dirt road (she'd win), etc...., but the long distance riding is going to be a lot longer. Now I something bigger to handle my 20% weight limit for making the longer rides. They can do the distance, but I'll want to carry more now then I did then and I'm not willing to require them to carry the higher % of their weight. Not that the wouldn't willing carry it.
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post #22 of 24 Old 10-04-2011, 09:49 PM
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Well I can't say purely that I love ALL quarter horses because I am still on my first horse and he is a quarter horse, however i do love my horse right now. He has taught me so much and I am grateful for it. We both started out green but with my trainer we have entered our first jumper shows together and such. From what I see quarter horses are great and I hope to own more in the future! My old trainer said that he would hold me back from my future potential and said I should have bought a warmblood or Thoroughbred. He hasn't held me back, I mean sure he cant jump 4 feet but I'm to chicken myself, he is not the best mover,heavy on forehand and such but he is around a 6 which is good enough for me. What Im trying to say is, is that I think quarter horses are amazing by far and the stereotype for them just being western is false,...my horse hates western and is afraid of trails! However he has a great attitude, courage, and heart and I wouldnt trade him for the world. Im proud to be a quarter horse owner (:
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post #23 of 24 Old 10-05-2011, 10:22 PM
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As my old statistics Prof would say...you can't argue with numbers. The QH is the most popular breed in the US. The QH is owned by more people in the US than any other breed. Second most popular breed in the world by a slim % behind the Arabian. But the popularity of the QH continues to rise in other countries, and it doesn't have far to go to over take the Arabian world wide.

All this and I don't have one now :))
Just depends on what you need. They are a great horse with wonderful abilities.
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post #24 of 24 Old 10-05-2011, 11:55 PM
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The only type of horse I like better than a Quarter horse is a draft.

I do have a strong preference for a heavy bulldog type foundation bred quarter horse, than the racy TB looking or the grotesque halter bred horses.

Spent a whole hour today laying in a pasture, waiting for a sparkling vampire to show up. Alas, I woke up and looked over, only to find a mound of horse crap. Sigh.
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