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View Poll Results: What breed do I need?
Aussie Stock Horse? 1 10.00%
Quater horse? 8 80.00%
Welsh? 1 10.00%
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post #1 of 8 Old 06-01-2008, 02:07 AM Thread Starter
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what breed???

Hi I REALLY need some help, i am in the market 4 a new horse 4 myself, and mum said it cant cost any more than $3,000 and i dont know what breed 2 choose. Mum & dad said not a race horse or a mare. And not over 15hh not under 14hh. Iv had a horse before, but she bucked me off one too many times! So do any of you know what breed is the quietest? I really want a welsh Cob. If you do I could really use your help.

Thanks, tic-tac oooxxx
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post #2 of 8 Old 06-01-2008, 03:50 AM
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I really depends on the actual horse, not the breed. However being an ASH lover i voted ASH
A welsh might be a bit small, so if i were you i'd just look around for quiet Quarter horses and Australian Stock horses.
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post #3 of 8 Old 06-01-2008, 12:38 PM
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I say go for a QH!

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post #4 of 8 Old 06-01-2008, 02:04 PM
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I think most americans will say QH and aussies will say ASH but my understanding is that they have alot of similar qualities. As Mell said, it depends on the actual horse but welsh wouldn't likely get you up to the size horse you want...

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post #5 of 8 Old 06-01-2008, 04:44 PM
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Breed doesn't matter. that's the first thing you need to learn. It's about the horse, does it suit you? is it rideable?? is it the right horse for you?? A breed doesn't make the horse . . . so find a horse you love that suits you whether it's a Tb, a WB, a mix breed or anything else.
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post #6 of 8 Old 06-06-2008, 05:42 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys! i really thank you. im gonna go 2 a riding school 4 a cople of months and get my skills up then i can get a foward going horse.
thanks again.
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post #7 of 8 Old 06-06-2008, 09:21 AM
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I voted QH because you can find really really good ones for your price range and because they will fit what you described and well because I am partial to them...

I think your idea of lessons first is FANTASTIC!

Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don't be afraid or discouraged by the size of the task, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.

1 Chronicles 28:20

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post #8 of 8 Old 06-06-2008, 12:02 PM
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You should look around and see what is available. You shouldn't set yourself on a breed. With that kind of money I doubt you will find anything but a cross bred so the options you put up won't work anyways.
Look around for a horse that matches your experiences and riding level, then consider the breed when you find something that moderately matches what you need.

Of what you posted, you won't find a welsh pony for less than 3,000. Not where I live anyways as for the australian bred I'm not familiar with and the QH well, I think it's a much more realistic breed. Every horse is different and not all QHs will be suitable for you but there are certainly many of them around. I have no doubt in my mind you might find one that works well for you.

Good Luck
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