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post #21 of 37 Old 10-24-2010, 10:53 PM
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What about a Connemara? They can go to 14.2hh some go higher but it is over height. The connie thrives off the one-on-one bond between its owner. They have one of the BIGGEST personalities I've had in a horse. The other day I get a tap on my bedroom window from Jack, he opend his gate and walked up the stairs and wandered around the verrandah to find my window! From the Connemara's I have met they are such fast learners! And enjoy learning! And are very talented. They can be quite hot but others can be really calm and mellow it just depends on the bloodlines. Oh and they excel in dressage and jumping! =D haha I sound like im selling the breed.lol But they sound like they would suit you!

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post #22 of 37 Old 10-24-2010, 11:51 PM
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I would say quarter horse! They are willing to learn and work and they typically love their jobs!
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post #23 of 37 Old 10-25-2010, 12:00 AM
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MORGAN!!!! They are the best horses ever!!!!! My Morgan had the best personality and there are very few they don't have a good personality. One really awesome cross one of my friends got is a morgan tb and that horse is awesome. My horse was clearing 3'6 under saddle at 7 years old before I sold him to an 11 year old to do cross rails :(. They are they best horses ever (besides my warmblood cross lol) The park type is like a morgan that looks like a saddlebred kinda. They have the high stepping motion and really high head set.

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Of course, a lot of it also depends on what is available in your area. I know around here, I would have a devil of a time finding a warmblood or pretty much any other 'off' breed. Mostly what we have are QHs, Paints, a few TBs, fewer Arabs, and a handfull of Appys. I would likely have to buy from way out of state and pay shipping for something else.

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What about a Connemara? They can go to 14.2hh some go higher but it is over height. The connie thrives off the one-on-one bond between its owner. They have one of the BIGGEST personalities I've had in a horse. The other day I get a tap on my bedroom window from Jack, he opend his gate and walked up the stairs and wandered around the verrandah to find my window! From the Connemara's I have met they are such fast learners! And enjoy learning! And are very talented. They can be quite hot but others can be really calm and mellow it just depends on the bloodlines. Oh and they excel in dressage and jumping! =D haha I sound like im selling the breed.lol But they sound like they would suit you!
JackofDiamonds you read my mind. When I saw the list I immediately thought CONNEMARA. And PONIES do have the best personalities and sense of humor. They generally live longer and are easier keepers.
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post #26 of 37 Old 10-25-2010, 03:15 AM
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JackofDiamonds you read my mind. When I saw the list I immediately thought CONNEMARA. And PONIES do have the best personalities and sense of humor. They generally live longer and are easier keepers.
Haha great minds think alike!! The list practicly describes the connie...hehe Oh gosh there easy keepers alright! My boy is in the dirt yard because he got MILES to fat in the jenny craig padoock! Lol! On the other hand my TB gets a full bucket of food and 2 bisicuits of lucerne and he is in the paddock with the most grass and still a little under!

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post #27 of 37 Old 10-25-2010, 04:42 AM
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ohhh go the connies ALL the way!!!! I have a pinto/connemara and she is gorgeous, very loving (not to mention pretty), and VERY hard trying. I've lifted the jumps up to 1.25m and she clears it easily, so they are excellent jumpers. They are good dressage horses with nice collection in them.
So I would go a connie if I were you :P the temperament is to die for :P

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post #28 of 37 Old 10-25-2010, 11:25 AM
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we have different breeds of horses and you can get good loving horses in any breed. It depends on how much attention they got when growing up. We can go out and they wont leave us alone.most of them you can hug on.We have found that when we want to check out a new horse we like to go uot to se it in the pasture without the owner close to se how it is with us.
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I would personally say thoroughbred while they can be a little higher maintenance they are great at jumping and will try their heart out for you they are also super sweet you can get an OTTB for really cheap too an train them to be just the way you want. Mine does eventing and show jumping he tries his hardest to make me happy and they are super forgiving. They are a little taller though but that might be nice for dressae
I have to disagree slightly with this. You have to be so so careful when getting an OTTB alot of them are nasty, alot of them have behavior and physical issues. "Train them the way you want?" that's a bit too general they are trained to run run run run. Which causes alot of problems with alot of people. Certainly they are athletic horses and do very well in the eventing world. But you have to be careful just because they are cheap doesnt mean your getting a bargan. Do your research before you buy
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I have to disagree slightly with this. You have to be so so careful when getting an OTTB alot of them are nasty, alot of them have behavior and physical issues. "Train them the way you want?" that's a bit too general they are trained to run run run run. Which causes alot of problems with alot of people. Certainly they are athletic horses and do very well in the eventing world. But you have to be careful just because they are cheap doesnt mean your getting a bargan. Do your research before you buy
I agree I buy them off the track and its not something you can go straight into and "train the way you want". Remember there broken as a late 2yr old early 3yr old and run run run!! In Vic they run clockwise so you can barley touch them on the ride side and might aswell forget getting them to trot/canter on that rein! You also have to be careful about there minds being blown, its hard to bring them back from that. You sort of have to take them back to the before basics..

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