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post #1 of 6 Old 07-25-2012, 02:12 AM Thread Starter
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What breed would be good for a begginer thats 90kgs+

Hey all just wondering what breed of horse would be a good horse to start with and learn on if your 90kg or more and complete begginer. Thanks heaps :)
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post #2 of 6 Old 07-25-2012, 02:41 AM
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Hello Shenee! Welcome to the forum.

I believe you got a lot of good advice relating to this question when you posted your other thread. There is no specific breed any one person can tell you. It depends on what your riding goals are, what your experience level is, and of course the horse itself. My TB in high school was a nut case. My boy now will barely bat an eye at most things I expect him to freak out over, but he still has plenty of energy.

Many of the members answering your other thread encouraged you to take lessons and try leasing before owning your first horse. It is a BIG commitment. I leased throughout my high school career and it really didn't prepare me for full ownership completely. My bank account still gets nasty surprises every once in a while.

Best of luck. I hope you continue to learn and get as much experience as you can so that when you do buy your first horse it will be a great memory and moment for you :)
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Well, draft crosses make really nice horses for bigger folk. And make nice horses for anyone. However, even a qh wiht good bone can carry you just fine.
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Thanks :)

Yeh I was thinking qh are there riding schools that have clydies ? Thanks
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Ok, I can't do the conversion in my head right off hand, BUT....at 250 pounds I rode a QH pony mix (she barely made it to the horse height requirement to NOT be a pony). Best horse I ever owned and she could and would carry me all day if it was necessary (used her for EVERYTHING....pleasure, working cattle, showing, etc) She was not big boned either, but rather slim legged and on the lean side.

The biggest thing with figuring out what horse to learn on is to find one with a good temperament. I would add training to that, but don't think I've ever owned a well-trained horse (as my nephew asks: How come you get all these crazy horses? Answer: By the time they are in MY price range there HAS to be a reason they are that cheap LOL) By personal experience, I'll also say that shorter horses are way easier to get on and off when you are a heavier person. My step-stool or bucket are seldom far away if I am doing any riding.
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