Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
Why are bloodlines so important if you're just going to use the horse for pleasure/trail?
I have a 2.5-year-old draft cross gelding (Percheron/paint) who fits the bill of your wants/needs perfectly except for the price and the bloodlines (although his sire has Two-eyed Jack and some other good horses in his pedigree), and I wouldn't trade him for all the top bloodline horses in the world. He's steady, sane, quiet, smart, great conformation, willing, and is better behaved than most older horses I know. I constantly have people wanting to buy him because of his looks, too.
So, like Lins said, judge the individual horse, not their breed or pedigree.
Do not tell me I can't...because I will show
you that I can.