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!