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post #11 of 57 Old 10-22-2009, 06:29 AM
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Wow. Good one haha.
I've always had a thing for Welaras. But, since all the ones I've had are total nutcases or always have soundness problems, they aren't my favourite.
I really love Volcan's breed, now to make it into one of those home made breeds haha xD

For my ultimate favourite...would probably have be the Comtois ^-^
They're getting ever popular in Britain and I don't like it >=[ (I'm one of them people who love rareness)
Even though there's thousands like a 3 hour drive to France away lol.

My equal favourite is the Schwarzwälder Kaltblut.
Nothing beats them IMHO.

My favourite Native is The Welsh, probably a bit biased on that one though lol.
You can get them for about £60 now though =[ so sad that I'm too tall for them, I do plan on getting a colt though, since I'm not too heavy just abit tall ^^


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post #12 of 57 Old 10-22-2009, 07:34 AM
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My SN shows what my fav. breed is. But I also love TB's, Arabians and Paints (although its more of a marking).


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post #13 of 57 Old 10-23-2009, 02:00 PM
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My fav is a tie between Miniatures and Fells

Following closely are Friesians, Arabs, Welsh (esp C and D), and Fjords. Also love many Arab crosses and Welsh crosses, esp the two together :)
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post #14 of 57 Old 10-23-2009, 02:12 PM
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Okay, here comes the shocker! xD I love Appaloosas!

Why do I like them? Well, for one, the color. I go to a rodeo, or a trail ride, and people stare in awe at my marked horse while they all have plain sorrels or bays. Doesn't that get old? There is no other horse close to resembling mine.

Second of all, okay, Appaloosas that are QH with spots, meaning, only one parent is an Appy, is not considered a 'true appy' in my book. The appy horses I will ever own, can have QH and Arabian, but it has to be at least 4 generations back, more is desirable.

Appaloosas generally have good temperaments, and are very very hardy. They have awesome hooves, never need shoes really. They are (depending on the lines) very strong willed. Some people take that as being mean, and unruly, but if you bond with that animal with Join-Up and show them who is boss, they will put that strong willedness (comes from Arabian) towards pleasing you.

Two things I don't like about Appaloosas, they are prone to moonblindness more than other breeds, and I hate 'rat' mane and tails, if they have a 'rat' mane and tail a lot of the times they will also have very thin skin and get irritated by bugs more easily and its a constant battle when riding.

But I would ride an Appy over another breed anyday! ;)

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post #15 of 57 Old 10-23-2009, 02:29 PM
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I've got a far more eclectic background than most people. My name, FoxTrottrGrl, is something I came up with years ago, in reference to the fact that I started riding on Missouri Fox Trotters. They've got great dispositions and gaits, and they'll always have a soft spot in my heart.
Then I went to work for an Arabian barn, and fell in love with Arabians. They do tend to be high-strung, but they're incredibly intelligent, gorgeous, and athletic. They can do so many things (how many other breeds can rein, or race, or do English Pleasure, or be a great hunter?). Personally, I love the fact that they're high-strung - at least on the ground. I enjoy working with a horse who's going to keep me on my toes and make me really think like the horse thinks (I know, I'm weird!).

I've never actually ridden one - in fact, I've only ever met a few - but I have a thing for Thoroughbreds too. They have the same high-strung personality, they're athletic, and they're FAST. I'm pretty good on my Thoroughbred pedigrees, because I've studied the breed so much.

So...when it comes time to get my own horse, it'll probably be an Arabian or a Thoroughbred. But I'd like to get a Fox Trotter pretty soon after that. And I'd like a Friesian (GORGEOUS!) and a Gypsy Vanner (also gorgeous, and I'm a sucker for pinto patterns), and maybe a warmblood (perhaps something with Samber lines).
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post #16 of 57 Old 10-23-2009, 11:30 PM
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Gotta love appys! Billie is the only appy that I've had the chance to know and ride, but from what I've heard about the breed, she's pretty typical!

-She's smart and quirky, but isn't 'spooky'.
-She's happy to walk past an 18 wheeler... of course, an out of place trash bag might be a different story!
-She's a mooch with a big personality and as long as you have apples, you have an automatic friend.
-Her fluorescent butt is very easy to pick out in a big, dark field, but dirt spots are not nearly as obvious as they would be on a paint or a gray.
-she can be stubborn, but once something sinks in, she absolutely "gets it" - for example, she learned to give kisses. Bad idea. We now know that horse nose in face means "feed me!"
-she stands, bemused, as I slide off head first by accident, but doesn't move a muscle
-she lets me tape unicorn horns to her head for my own amusement
-she's a perfect size for a big hug and you can use her butt as a table for grooming supplies.
-her Mohawk is beyond adorable

Maybe I just like my appy, but I'm so glad I've discovered the breed! I never would have guessed that I'd like appys, but I'm now hooked.

I also think Bashkir Curlies are some awesome horses, but I've only met one in person.

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post #17 of 57 Old 10-25-2009, 06:06 PM
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Wurttemberger, Belgian Warmblood, Holsteiner, Selle Francais or Thoroughbred. Either of those are my favourites.

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post #18 of 57 Old 10-25-2009, 06:10 PM
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Arabians of course. :)
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post #19 of 57 Old 10-25-2009, 06:28 PM
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I love Tennessee Walking Horses!!!!!! (Would be bad if I didn't, 'cause I have one ) I love them for their personality. They are WICKED smart!!! My Walker is too smart for his own good ;). They're so relaxed and laid back and calm, but they have energy in the saddle which I like. And plus they're gaits are awesome and SO smooth!

I also love Friesians and Gypsy Vanners for their beauty and grace and elegance and such.
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post #20 of 57 Old 10-26-2009, 08:21 AM
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I'm incredibly biased. One of my favourite breeds is the Highland Pony [and i own one]. Another is Welsh Cob. I think they are just fantastic. So versitile and so much personality. I love native breeds.
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