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    11-17-2010, 11:24 PM
  #21
Foal
I would definitely test ride before I buy. =)

Whate are Quarter Horse/Arab crosses like? I keep hearing good things about them. What are they like temperament wise and such?
     
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    11-18-2010, 12:15 AM
  #22
Trained


I can't speak of the Quarab crosses, since I've never owned/ridden one, but here is Marq My Words, a pure bred 7 y.o. Arab stallion that I gelded. 2 months after he was gelded, I rode him in a Christmas parade, green broke (supposedly) and the following month I rode him on the New Year's Day trail ride. I then sold him to a little girl who had been bought the 'perfect' beginner horse that scared her so bad she wouldn't go near it.

Here's the ad I wrote about Marq:

Marq My Words by Nokitov (*Muscat x *Nahodka who was by Arax x Nepriadwa) out of Vallejo Marquessa (Tornado x AM Silversparrow who was by *Silver Vanity x *Blue Millet)

Marq is a 7 yo gelding, started by Eddie Ralston and now being ridden in Parades and on Trail rides and through Neighbourhoods by me. Marq is the most level headed, loving, gorgeous, smart, brave horse ever. My first ride on him was in a Christmas Parade and he was wearing an unbelievable collection of noisy bells, glitter, garland, ornaments.....you name it, he had some. Nothing phased him, not even the helicopter that flew very low overhead.

His 2nd ride was on Jan 1st, right after I had injured my shoulder. I hopped on, told him "Try not to kill me." and off we went. It was wonderful!

I just recently rode him through the neighbourhood at a friend's house to get to the trail we wanted to go on.. All the little kids came up, dragging rakes, bouncing basketballs, driving their Malibu Barbie Jeep, I thought I was going to die right then. He never even blinked. I should have known better. It was the first ride for either of us in 5 months.

SOLD!!

Depending on the horse, I would PREFER an Arabian to any other breed for a beginner. The key is THE HORSE, not the breed.
     
    11-18-2010, 12:29 AM
  #23
Foal
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Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians    


I can't speak of the Quarab crosses, since I've never owned/ridden one, but here is Marq My Words, a pure bred 7 y.o. Arab stallion that I gelded. 2 months after he was gelded, I rode him in a Christmas parade, green broke (supposedly) and the following month I rode him on the New Year's Day trail ride. I then sold him to a little girl who had been bought the 'perfect' beginner horse that scared her so bad she wouldn't go near it.

Here's the ad I wrote about Marq:

Marq My Words by Nokitov (*Muscat x *Nahodka who was by Arax x Nepriadwa) out of Vallejo Marquessa (Tornado x AM Silversparrow who was by *Silver Vanity x *Blue Millet)

Marq is a 7 yo gelding, started by Eddie Ralston and now being ridden in Parades and on Trail rides and through Neighbourhoods by me. Marq is the most level headed, loving, gorgeous, smart, brave horse ever. My first ride on him was in a Christmas Parade and he was wearing an unbelievable collection of noisy bells, glitter, garland, ornaments.....you name it, he had some. Nothing phased him, not even the helicopter that flew very low overhead.

His 2nd ride was on Jan 1st, right after I had injured my shoulder. I hopped on, told him "Try not to kill me." and off we went. It was wonderful!

I just recently rode him through the neighbourhood at a friend's house to get to the trail we wanted to go on.. All the little kids came up, dragging rakes, bouncing basketballs, driving their Malibu Barbie Jeep, I thought I was going to die right then. He never even blinked. I should have known better. It was the first ride for either of us in 5 months.

SOLD!!

Depending on the horse, I would PREFER an Arabian to any other breed for a beginner. The key is THE HORSE, not the breed.

He is beautiful!! I am kind of jealous of the girl who got him.lol
     
    11-18-2010, 12:33 AM
  #24
Trained
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Originally Posted by WildJessie    
He is beautiful!! I am kind of jealous of the girl who got him.lol
LOL, so am I! If I hadn't gotten some very good money for him, he'd still be mine. I'm still kind of kicking myself for selling him.
     
    11-21-2010, 07:25 PM
  #25
Foal
The Quarter Horse of course! I swear by them!
     
    11-21-2010, 11:01 PM
  #26
Weanling
Quarabs are wonderful horses. I used to own one, he was my first horse in fact and I everyday that passes I regret ever selling him. I only sold him because finances became so tight that I just couldn't care for him properly anymore. I always told people that he had the brain and endurance of an Arab and the calmness of the Quarter horse.
     
    11-22-2010, 02:13 AM
  #27
Trained
Breed is not the factor here, imho...you want a horse that is even tempered, knows his job, and has been there and done that...

Too many folks fall into the "love at first sight" thing, and wind up with a horse that is too much for them; as a trainer, I hate seeing that. In order to learn how to ride, you have to have a horse that's willing to 'accept' your mistakes, without being further confused by them. In other words speaking, he needs to be BROKE!
     
    11-22-2010, 04:07 AM
  #28
Foal
I would definitely looking for an older horse when the time comes to get a horse. Thanks fro the advice everyone!
     
    11-22-2010, 07:26 PM
  #29
Foal
There are Arabians out there that have "been there and done that" I was new to riding too but I was determined to get an Arabian. I got one and he has taught me EVERYTHING and now Im teaching him. :) Definitely go for a more older horse though and don't worry about the cost. Just make sure he's has a soft temper and has just been through everything. :) Good luck on your search!
     
    12-20-2010, 11:59 AM
  #30
Foal
I like quarter horses but im no professinal
     

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