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post #1 of 14 Old 04-25-2007, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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What breed?

I've been told that when getting a horse it is wise to get a breed with a personality that matches you. Similar as with dogs. There are a few breeds that I am drawn to mainly because I love how they look. As far as looks I lean more towards taller and color really makes no difference to me. I was wondering if anyone owned any of these breeds and if so could you give me a brief summary of their temperments, i.e, are they good for beginners, what sports do they excell at, so on.

My list so far is as follows:
Quarter horse
Morgan
Tennessee Walker
Percheron

Also, I assume it is best when getting a horse to begin with, it is wise to get an older horse, that has been trained, am I correct in assuming this?

I look forward to your replies and appologize in advance if have put this in the wrong place.
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post #2 of 14 Old 04-25-2007, 02:18 PM
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How exciting with new horse!

You are absolutely correct about what you says, at least if you are quite fresh and wants to learn a lot on a steady and safe horse. But when all comes to the end, it depends upon the personality, not necessarily the age! Good luck!

I have btw a morgan - she's in Arizona now, but will be here in July!
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post #3 of 14 Old 04-25-2007, 02:38 PM
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personality goes horse to horse, not necessarily breed to breed. I've not owned a morgon or TWH but I've had a lot of QH's and QH crosses with percherons and that is my favourite mix right there. The quarter horse percheron mix. I find that in general both QH's and Percherons are very trusting calm horses with a lot of stamina and willingness. (again it goes from horse to horse) If I were to buy a first horse I would def buy a 7 or 8 year old broke QH of QH/Perch cross.

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post #4 of 14 Old 04-25-2007, 05:46 PM
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It all depends on the horse. I have an 18 yr old qh and she can be pretty fiery. And hotter than alot of other horses I have seen half her age. I also owned an appaloosa once and she was crazy. Just try out tonnes of horses and you will find the one.
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post #5 of 14 Old 04-25-2007, 09:30 PM
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Okay I will tell you right now I know absolutely nothing about Tennessee Walkers but as for the other three you listed, I have ridden manyyy of them I've learned quite a bit about them over the years but as I believe someone else said, it depends on the individual horse alot. I have known a few Thoroughbreds to be calmer then a few Quarter horses that I know haha. But yahh, like those above me said, 8-10ish is a good age for a new horse owner.

As for breeds, the majority of the quarter horses I know around that age a fairly calm but unless your looking into major showing (which I get the impression your not) grade horses tend to have a very relaxed temperement. (Most anyways, depends on the breeds that are mixed) I know a couple Percheron/QH mixes and they're the calmest horses I know! And I love em haha. As for Morgans, I haven't ridden as many of them as I have the other two breeds but the ones that I have ridden have been fairly firey. All depends on the horse though :P

Have funn!!!
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post #6 of 14 Old 04-30-2007, 11:33 PM
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I had a Quarter Horse a while ago, they are very intelligent. but the problem with my Quarter Horse is that he was to smart for me and I couldn't really get anything over him. Like he had a terrible bride problem and reared taking it on and off.
It really depends on the horse's temperament.

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post #7 of 14 Old 05-01-2007, 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by prettypalfrey
It all depends on the horse. I have an 18 yr old qh and she can be pretty fiery. And hotter than alot of other horses I have seen half her age. I also owned an appaloosa once and she was crazy. Just try out tonnes of horses and you will find the one.
There is no such thing as a "HOT" horse.
Some horses are more Highly strung there other's thats all it is.
difference Temperments/ Different ways of Ractacting to many things thats it.

I fed my arabian x Oats for 1 month and he wasnt "HOT".
it proove's people wrong you know. Because its only a myth!

The reason why people buy quiet horses.. and they are a little under weight is to make them quiet! Because they dnt have good feed in them ( and the reason they are under weight) and they dont feed (GOOD) about themself's so they dont have a care in the world what people do.
But when you have a Fed Happy horse they act more Alive Happy.. and react to things!!

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With the breed thing.
i would go with a quarter horse They are so Versitile.. have great temperments and are so trusting.
I own a quarter horse ive owned her since she was a foal and now she is turning 4 ( 23rd of September ). She is so trusting caring one in a million. She is very much a one person horse She wont Act quiet and stuff with other people she fiddles and moves around alot but when i have her and ride her she is so quiet she wont move!! hehe.

But yeah its up to you what you choose.
But personal Opinion i would go with a quarter horse.

And if you do choose to buy one.
Get one thats Chunkey (bull dog Look).
Heehee
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post #8 of 14 Old 05-01-2007, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the replies! I have really been leaning towards the QH or percheron, so it is nice to know they are popular choices, even the crosses. I do love the look of the stockier QH, and just think the percherons are stunning, especially in black.

Also, this may seen like a silly question, please remember I'm new to all this, but are certain horses more moody? I have always heard paleminos are a bit more ill tempered. I thought palemino was just a blonde color occuring in all breeds. Is this true, or just a bunch of mumbo-jumbo someone was spouting out?

Once again thanks for all your help!!
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post #9 of 14 Old 05-03-2007, 08:25 AM
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The temperament varies from horse to horse for sure. I have qh and paint, and both are challenge. I did ride quite a lot of qh while working at the farm and they are not that dead quiet at all. I'v seen dead quiet young paints though, but never seen dead quiet qh. May be just wasn't lucky. Lol!
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post #10 of 14 Old 05-03-2007, 05:45 PM
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There is no such thing as a "HOT" horse.
Some horses are more Highly strung there other's thats all it is.
difference Temperments/ Different ways of Ractacting to many things thats it.

I fed my arabian x Oats for 1 month and he wasnt "HOT".
it proove's people wrong you know. Because its only a myth!
Um?
What do you think hot it? High strung, easily startled, generally more nervous, ect. It is a characteristic of temperament. Some horses ARE hot, others are not so much so, regardless if they are grained or not. Feed does not cure everything, genetics over rides much of it.
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