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post #1 of 17 Old 01-11-2009, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
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Quarter Horses, please respond

I am thinking about full leasing a quarter horse, along with my TB. I was wondering if they are reliable horses. I dont know much about the breed. I own a TB so Im pretty used to the wild and crazy, but Im looking for a nonwild and crazy breed to preferably jump. So I was wonderin bout a QH.

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post #2 of 17 Old 01-11-2009, 09:11 PM
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Quarter Horses are known to be sturdy and calm horses however there are always exceptions. Do you already have a particular horse in mind?

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post #3 of 17 Old 01-11-2009, 09:20 PM
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Paints and QHs are typically very reliable, calm, sturdy, low maintenance horses with very good dispositions, as they were/are used a lot as cattle working horses. Typically a bit shorter (14.2-15.2hh) and stockier (1000-1100 lbs), quick to start, stop, and in the the turns, agile and sure footed.

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post #4 of 17 Old 01-11-2009, 09:22 PM
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QH is where I am now..
Just getting over the injuries from a TB

Night and day in temperament, but like anything else, it will take patience and work to fine-tune to your needs...Well worth it
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post #5 of 17 Old 01-11-2009, 09:23 PM
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Great personalities, dependable horses. IMO QHs and Paints are the way to go!

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post #6 of 17 Old 01-12-2009, 04:19 AM
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Great personalities, but none of the ones I've know have been slow, calm horses under saddle. My old pony was a QH and totally insanely high strung, she struggled to do the horse stride between jumps and she was only 14 hh, but she was a great little mover. The other QH at my barn is much of the same thing, though he doesn't have the stride to make jumps look pretty.

However, in general they are known to be calm

Most are extremely easy keepers. My horse got fat off of air, literally.
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post #7 of 17 Old 01-12-2009, 05:03 AM
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Air Fat?

" My horse got fat off of air, literally." ???!!!!

Does this mean I have to cut down the air supply too? oh boy, he ain't gonna like me much after that!
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post #8 of 17 Old 01-12-2009, 09:52 AM
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I have two qh's and the both are awsome horses, they both jump well and are very reliable, mine are very honest jumpers, like they don't run out or refuse much. I absolutely love the breed.
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post #9 of 17 Old 01-12-2009, 10:38 AM
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" My horse got fat off of air, literally." ???!!!!

Does this mean I have to cut down the air supply too? oh boy, he ain't gonna like me much after that!
No. Ours eat plenty. Seems like eating is their favorite activity.

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post #10 of 17 Old 01-12-2009, 11:05 AM
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I have a QH. Pretty much the opposite from Supermane though; he's rather lazy, especially at the canter. However I'm assuming you know this horse you're wanting to lease, so I'm not exactly 100% sure what you're asking...
It really depends on the horse. Mine isn't high-strung or afraid of anything really. I tried free-lounging him with a lounge whip once and he stood there and looked at me like "uh WTF R U DOIN with that thing mom?"

I've pretty much known QH's to be very calm and sensible. They can get a tad stubborn so I hear, but mine is pretty good.

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