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post #21 of 25 Old 09-29-2012, 05:29 PM
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Oh, and Spanish Mustangs also share many of the traits that make Arabians such a good choice for endurance, including large lung capacity, shorter backs, and lots of spirit and energy, plus they have strong, sturdy legs and feet which can go shoeless on most surfaces. A mustang will not kill themselves for you - they will do anything you ask (that does not risk their safety and yours) when they trust you. They also do well in competitive trail riding, and they tend to be smooth-gaited, making for a very enjoyable ride.
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post #22 of 25 Old 10-02-2012, 12:23 PM
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What about an Anglo Arabian? It's a very, very versatile cross that has great endurance and does well in eventing and jumping events. While to my knowledge they're mostly ridden english, I see no reason why you couldn't also do western with one.
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What about an Anglo Arabian? It's a very, very versatile cross that has great endurance and does well in eventing and jumping events. While to my knowledge they're mostly ridden english, I see no reason why you couldn't also do western with one.
I second that!! I have one, and he is awesome. Been an eventer all his life, could do endurance, and I'm pretty sure he's done some stock work... or if not, he could easily be trained to.

I've seen a wb/tb cross doing campdrafting!! and I know an Anglo that was an A grade campdrafter, and state champion in fact, in her day.

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I had wonderful success with my Australian Stock Horse. Our endurance trails are often on very steep hill country over here and my boy just cruised around. ON this sort of hill country you don't want a horse that's too big - you need smaller size and compact- great balance.
The thing I love about Persil is he'll do anything I ask him to without questioning - whether it's jumping into rivers and swimming, trotting over a ricketty bridge, anything. He also would follow me like a dog - Sometimes I would get off and run and I could take his bridle off and he might run off in a big circle but he always came right back and trotted along beside me. Very loyal and intelligent horses.
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post #25 of 25 Old 10-04-2012, 02:26 PM
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and how many of the people that have replied with a mix match of breeds actually race AERC endurance ? In the southeast ? Not LD's or ol bobs got a lot of go on the trail, but actual sanctioned AERC 50 mile plus events ?
I do, and I consistently loose to Polish and arabian crabbets. For a lightweight anything else is just wishful thinking or suggestions from people unfamiliar with the sport. Go to any race and look at the results. I run a TWH, they dont do well in heat, best I can usually hope for is turtle, On colder days I can get up into the pack. I run what I brung as I dont have room for another horse. As a heavy weight a 3/4 arabian, 1/4 TB, morgan, or saddle bred would be on my list as 15.3 straight arabians are hard to come by forwhen I get tired of eating dust and wanna start winning and my walker becomes my drinking horse. But for you Id look for a thick legged big foot light colored 14.2 to 15 even Polish that has the disposition for a trail mount.
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