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post #1 of 31 Old 05-23-2011, 08:06 AM Thread Starter
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Recommend a breed of horse :)

Hello, I have been riding for just over 6 months now and have finally decided to take the leap of getting my own horse. I have no idea what kind of breed or size horse I should get. I would mainly ride the horse on treks, cross country and on beaches.

Some info on me
5' 5" (165cm)
100kg (220 pounds)
Mainly ride on treks
I ride English style

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post #2 of 31 Old 05-23-2011, 08:55 AM
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I wouldn't worry about what breed to purchase. I suggest possibly an older, been there done that type.
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post #3 of 31 Old 05-23-2011, 09:06 AM
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Do you prefer trot or gaited? What breed did you learn to ride on?
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post #4 of 31 Old 05-23-2011, 09:24 AM
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I agree with gigem, I would basically look for something with a nice temperament that is around 8-10 at the youngest and has some miles. Don't limit yourself to breed, color, size, etc... Come up with a basic criteria, and go from there:)
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post #5 of 31 Old 05-23-2011, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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I'm looking at these 2 at the moment

8 yr old Clydesdale stallion, 17h.2
7 year old Clydesdale gelding 17h.4
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20 year old dead broke kid's horse....... As far as breed I'm a fan of the AQHA, though I've seen a lot of Crack Headed Jacked up Jittery QH's, but for the most part they are quiet and calm. It comes down to the environment they are in.
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post #7 of 31 Old 05-23-2011, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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Here's another I'm looking at 5years old, 16h.2 TB.
Would that horse be big enough?


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post #8 of 31 Old 05-23-2011, 02:27 PM
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Littlehoof, this is a great thread to read before making any final decisions: "Playing the Hero" -- when to 'stick with it' & when to realize it's time to move on.

It's at the top of the Horse Training forum on this website.
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post #9 of 31 Old 05-23-2011, 06:52 PM
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I definitely wouldn't even consider getting a horse until I had been riding for at least a year, if I was you, let alone buying a stallion!, and horses that young! A first horse should be a gentle quiet mare or gelding, of at least 10 years old but even one in its twenties would be even better! But like I said I would ride for at least a year before getting a horse if I was you.

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post #10 of 31 Old 05-23-2011, 06:53 PM
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You seem to be a bit hung up on a taller horse. Since you are still a beginner, I'd look at a nice, older, cob type. A horse with plenty of miles under him. Probably a gelding would be the best choice. Lots of time later, to upgrade if you feel inclined.

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