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Appaloosa 4 25.00%
Paint 4 25.00%
Percheron 1 6.25%
Frisian 7 43.75%
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post #1 of 10 Old 08-18-2010, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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What breed do you prefer, and Why?

Tell me what breed you prefer off the poll and why?

What traits do you like/dislike about the breed you chose?
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post #2 of 10 Old 08-19-2010, 01:44 AM
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Out of that list - Appy for sure. I love the colouring :)
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post #3 of 10 Old 08-19-2010, 01:53 AM
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Those are all very different types of horses, it's hard to really compare and chose one.

I guess of the list I would say Fresian :) My mom owns them and loves them and they are just so big and classic and gorgeous. The ones I have met have all had very even, puppy-like temperaments and I think all that hair is to die for!

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post #4 of 10 Old 08-19-2010, 09:29 AM
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I like quarter horses but Thoroughbreds are my favorite. Quarters horses have the ability to spin on a dime and they have the speed to be great barrel horses. I love thoroughbreds because they can run a barrel pattern with unbelievable speed and great turns. the only thing I don't like about them is that most get hot when your bringing them in the alley
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I would say paint.

The reason I choose a paint is because:

-So willing
-Always trying to please
-Unlike any other horse , so beautiful in colour
-great around children
-so verstile

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post #6 of 10 Old 08-19-2010, 11:09 AM
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Out of those breeds, I would have to say appaloosas. I was leasing a 20yr old gelding for a while a few years ago. I rode him English, although he was trained in barrel racing (and was very succesful in his younger days). I just cannot say enough good things about him, he was such a smart horse.
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post #7 of 10 Old 08-19-2010, 03:32 PM
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Non of the above. Give me a good QH any day of the week. I have a saying. "If you can't slide why ride"

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post #8 of 10 Old 08-19-2010, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by nrhareiner View Post
Non of the above. Give me a good QH any day of the week. I have a saying. "If you can't slide why ride"
I agree!! Although I'm no slider, but I also like the saying I saw the other day of "Slide with pride on a badass ride"
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post #9 of 10 Old 08-19-2010, 03:49 PM
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I'm not too picky, though i do have my favs. I love Thoroughbreds for their looks, history & speed! Friesians of course are the prettiest (in my opinion anyway) horses out there, but my personal pics would be the Arab & the QH.
The Arab because they are bold, athletic & highly intelligent (not saying others aren't, though ;) Most people think they are highstrung & flighty, but i'v found them to be quite managable under the right hands (they arent as forgiving as other breeds, however) & really arent that flghty. If something spooks em, they dont generally bolt, but turn & face the problem before reacting.
When i was a kid, i downright refused to own a QH (only because everyone around my place owned them! Silly, i know...) but now i really like them. They're generally all-around good horses.

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post #10 of 10 Old 08-19-2010, 04:05 PM
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Off the list, I'd choose Perch. Simply because I really, really adore drafts.
Wouldn't mind a Friesian, but I am very picky about their build. Some appear too long for my tastes.

As far as horses I encounter in every day life, it would have to be Arabs and Arab crosses. :p A nice heavier-boned Arab sporthorse is one of my dream horse concepts if I ever get more competitive in riding. But heck, even just for trails...
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