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    03-08-2010, 01:45 AM
Someone please help me pick a breed

Could someone please help me pick out a breed? I am new to horses and their different styles
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    03-08-2010, 02:06 AM
We'll need more info to help you pick, but I wouldn't base buying a horse on breed alone unless you know exactly what you're looking for, want it registered, etc.

Do you know what style of riding you want to get into? (english, western? - trail riding, jumping, western pleasure, hunter under saddle, equitation, gaming, reining, saddleseat, etc)
    03-08-2010, 03:54 AM
I think you should pick a Fresian- they are heaven to watch :)
    03-08-2010, 11:11 AM
What discipline do you want to get into? Do you like high-strung horses and calm horses? How big would you like the horse to be? Registered? Do you want a gaited horse? Congrats on getting into horses,though, you won't regret it! :)
    03-08-2010, 02:24 PM
Are you nervous? Confident? Have you ridden a horse before? What's your experience level? All of those questions apply. If your a confident rider and know how to ride, despite owning a horse then you could do well with the hotter breeds, or younger horses if that's to your choosing. If your just starting out and completely new to horse ownership then your best bet would be to go with an older horse with lots of experience and gentle demeanor. There are so many good breeds out there to choose from. A couple of my faves are the Rocky Mountain and Tennessee Walking Horse, both are known for their gentle demeanor and are a great choice for beginner riders. Ofcourse, every breed has exceptions. Drafts are also good choices too. :)
    03-08-2010, 02:47 PM
Unbiastly, well kinda biast...for an average horse owner, someone who wants to feed, groom, and ride on occasion. I would consider the Rocky Mountain Horse. They are extreamly hardy, easy keepers, with a calm easy disposition. They are also gaited, so you have a smooth ride. Easy enough to step out and win blue ribbons, go on miles of trails, and then tote around kids bareback, all in the same weekend. I like a majority of all horse breeds, but I'll never own anything but a Rocky for the rest of my days. And they are of so easy on they eyes!

    03-08-2010, 03:09 PM
I'm actually a very timid rider. I lost alot of confidence with my last horse, who wasn't the beginner horse he was said to be. He was too forward and turned out to be quite spooky, wont bore you with details but it didn't end well, so I'm looking for a confidence builder horse myself. I'm going to go look at a mountain horse next week. One of Nate's. :)
    03-10-2010, 05:59 PM
Don't pick a breed. Pick a horse. Especially if you're new to horses, look for one that is quiet and willing. And don't pick it by yourself. Have an experienced person--who knows your skill level--go with you and give you advice, and then listen to them!

There may be breeds you just don't care for, and that's all right. I myself would never consider a draft, and appaloosas are way down on my list, but that's only my own preference. My dream horse was a chestnut Arabian gelding, so what did I get? A plain gray quarterhorse, and I couldn't be happier.
    03-12-2010, 02:38 PM
[QUOTE=Rule of Reason;573838]Don't pick a breed. Pick a horse. Especially if you're new to horses, look for one that is quiet and willing. And don't pick it by yourself. Have an experienced person--who knows your skill level--go with you and give you advice, and then listen to them!

True..true...i have seen arabs that are calmer than quarters even though everyone always says quarters are wayyyy calmer. Every horse is different.
    03-12-2010, 04:13 PM
You should pic an arabian! They are majestic loyal and beautiful! Wonderful horses for kids too!

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