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post #11 of 18 Old 06-24-2013, 09:12 PM
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I don't know much about Western Pleasure, but I would think;
Quarter Horse
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Arabian
Quarab
Paint

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post #12 of 18 Old 06-24-2013, 09:40 PM
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Saddlebreds make WP look even more elegant.. Also Saddlebreds are cadillacs to ride to being with so when you get them going a the "WP speeds" it's like riding on a cloud..
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post #13 of 18 Old 06-25-2013, 12:15 AM
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I, too, was looking for a western pleasure horse recently. I was looking more into stock breeds, ie quarters, paints, and breeds of that nature.

I ran across an ad for a pinto saddlebred and decided to go out on a limb and check him out as I'd never ridden a saddlebred, let alone one for western pleasure. As it turns out, he's wonderful and competed in a class of 26 stock horses and came out on top.

Instead of a specific breed, decide what you want in a horse and then look at the individual horse above all else and how suitable he/she is for what you want to do.
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So glad to hear that. You are going to LOVE your Saddlebred! I always wish that more people would consider them, for so many diciplines. Be careful though - you might end up with more than one. If I were younger, I'd sure get another.

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Thing is, and I am only speaking from the associations I have shown under for last 3 decades (CEF & now renamed Equestrian Canada), the judges are somewhat biased against non-stock horse type breeds. For example, a so-so Arab/rider combo against a so-so stock horse duo, 95% of the time the later places higher, HOWEVER if you enter good non-stock horse type breed with a good rider against the same in the stock horse, your chances are evened up. For lower levels of riding & trained horse, stick with the stock horse for better placings.
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post #16 of 18 Old 06-25-2013, 08:36 AM
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"FeatheredFeet" -----> I am in trouble with Saddlebreds already - when you know you are getting 2nd. One you know it...
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Thing is, and I am only speaking from the associations I have shown under for last 3 decades (CEF & now renamed Equestrian Canada), the judges are somewhat biased against non-stock horse type breeds. For example, a so-so Arab/rider combo against a so-so stock horse duo, 95% of the time the later places higher, HOWEVER if you enter good non-stock horse type breed with a good rider against the same in the stock horse, your chances are evened up. For lower levels of riding & trained horse, stick with the stock horse for better placings.
Agreed, Waresbear. However, I always hate to see people doing the same old thing, just because that's the way it has always been done. I do hope some out there will step away from the crowd, if that is their choice and do things with their own breed of preference. If nobody puts them out there, the judges themselves, will never learn and be willing to put other breeds up. Judges can get stuck in a rut too.

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post #18 of 18 Old 06-28-2013, 08:10 PM
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Here is the main thing you need to keep in mind I think.

Are you going to show, and how far are you willing to travel?

Is your horse going to be boarded?

How much money do you have to spend on all of this?

If your area has a lot of AQHA WP shows, compared to not as many Arabian shows? If you don't want to spend a fortune on gas, there you go.

But for me? I'd do QH, or Paints.

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