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post #71 of 80 Old 08-31-2011, 07:55 PM
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I love foundation bred quarter horses. I love their compact, solid body! Our Sarge is 93.3% foundation bred QH and I am just totally in love with him and I don't even ride him! He is my husband's horse. I love his sweet, sweet nature. He loves to be hugged, petted and kissed on. He is a total cuddle bug and yet is an extremely hard working horse....plenty of get up and go and looks great doing it.

I really like gaited horses like the Fox Trotter and Rocky Mountain horses. Love their smooth gaits and their stocky bodies.

I stable at an Arabian barn and have grown to really love not only their sassy looks and gorgeous movement, but they have amazing personalities and loads of get up and go and look terrific doing it.

If I ever get another horse it will either be a gaited MFT or RMH or an Arabian (maybe a Quarab!!!)

A riding buddy has a Friesian/Morgan cross and Hershey is such a pretty boy you can't help but look at him when he goes by. I like the Gypsy Vanner horses - love their fairytale look. TW are wonderful horse and I like those too!
I currently own 2 quarter horses and love them dearly.

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post #72 of 80 Old 08-31-2011, 08:35 PM
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Fjords, they're extremely sweet, gentle, people orientated animals.

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post #73 of 80 Old 08-31-2011, 09:11 PM
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I'm with all the stock horse people for all the reasons mentioned. Within the stock horses, though, you can't beat a Paint because......

On the sixth day, God created the Quarter Horse.
On the seventh day, he Painted the good ones.
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post #74 of 80 Old 08-31-2011, 09:54 PM
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Definitely arabs, thoroughbreds, and maybe even a warmblood.

Arabs. Oh, arabs! I love the personality, the nutty-ness, the way they keep your life interesting. Plus, they're gorgeous, and very loyal.

TBs, because of the great heart. They'll do anything for you, and are very talented.

WBs, just because they are great atheletes. They do have a reputation of being "dumbloods" but you learn patience ;) They have quite a bit of character.

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post #75 of 80 Old 08-31-2011, 10:22 PM
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I like Quarter horses and stock horses... only cause I have a horse crossed between these two and you could not ask for a better horse! He is tough as nails, fit as a fiddle and requires basically no matainence. Nothing can bring this horse down!!!
I also like the standies :P you cant fault them.
I like anything with a big stocky build too...
And the most beautiful breed that ive EVER seen... Gypsy vanners!!!! Amazing, as simple as that.

... and of cause I should say the I like paints (or my poor chucky will feel left out :( ).

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post #76 of 80 Old 09-02-2011, 02:19 PM
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I love Canadians! Sure, you come across the odd stubborn one, but they are the perfect mix of solid and athletic at the same time! Also superrr versatile: pull a cart, jump, western, parades, show...whatever you need! i personally do eventing with mine (:
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post #77 of 80 Old 09-03-2011, 07:33 AM
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Connemara Ponies, because they can turn their hoof to anything, are incredibly brave, and always give 100% once you have had one you will never want anything else, the only horse I have no desire to even ride is the Arab.
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post #78 of 80 Old 09-03-2011, 07:39 AM
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Warmbloods,especially the belgian warmblood.
They're so gentle and brave and never afraid! (hey,it rimes!)
A 5 year old could ride mine but the has enough temper when he's jumping.
Somethimes a little to much,haha!
He's super athletic and he's very allround: he can jump,dressage,drive,..
And just look at that head!
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post #79 of 80 Old 09-07-2011, 07:13 AM
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I guess I'll always have a soft spot for Percherons, since that's what I learned to ride on.

Will always love the QH. First horse I owned (had the choice of a horse or dirt bike for my 15th birthday) and she would go anywhere and do anything. I worked cattle with her and did long distanc riding. She didn't have the smooth gait of our TWH, I was young and a smooth gait didn't matter :) And QH are still being bred as robust animals which I like.

But today the Saddlebred crossbreeds are my choice. Which is why I own two. I'd wanted a smooth gaited breed, but the breeds had become so light. It was difficult to find any robust animals that I could do the riding I wanted. There were some, but people, undstandable, weren't in any hurry to part with a lovely, solid, big boned Saddlebred or TWH. My TWH in the 70's was 16.2 hands and 1400+ lbs and could stride across the county all day with a heavier load than my dear QH. Hard to find those anymore. Then I found where some breeders had started crossingbreeding the lighter Saddlebreds we have today to heavier boned animals and getting back to more a robust animal.
So today I might have my soft spots for a couple of breeds, but these Saddlebred crosses take the cake for me. They can go all day carrying 250lbs (160lb rider + 90lbs of saddle/food/tent, etc...) and never seem to be stressed, but then that's not even 20% of their weight. Their gait makes it easy on me and that's a big plus too. A sweet disposition and willingness to work (reminds me of my QH) is icing on the cake. They also come in a variety of colors if I had a preference, including paint (but that's normal for Saddlebreds). :))
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post #80 of 80 Old 09-07-2011, 12:02 PM
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Saddlebreds, if you find one thats not mentally broken down, of just flat out crazy xD- They can do so much more then what people think of them, with a little extra spzaz. After getting my gelding I think I'm probably always want to own at least one of them throughout my lifetime, and I'm hoping my boy is one of my long lasting loves (only 5 right now so he's got some years yet)

Also, Norwegian Fjords, ever since meeting the one at the barn I'm moving too- (which he's for sale xD) I want to get him so baddly. I have never seen a breed that deals with the kind of riders I've seen ride them so well.
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