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    02-20-2007, 11:27 PM
  #1
Foal
What's your LEAST favorite breed? Why...?

Mine is Quarterhorses.

I just don't like them...they are too bulky, too muscled, and most...well, I don't like their legs for some reason... Most that I have seen have too long a back too, and too small a head, or too short a legs. They're just one of those breeds that 'irk' me. Don't get me wrong, I like some QH's, but not a lot, and normally, there is something about the QH's I do like that gets on my nerves.

But there are some I would love to have.

What's your least fav breed? And why?
     
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    02-21-2007, 06:12 AM
  #2
Foal
OMG same!

I don't like qhs either!!!!!
I think they have quite ugly heads! Sorry everyone! Not ugly but... a funny shape. They're too short and they have huge cheeks!

-Dusky xoxoxoxoxo
     
    02-21-2007, 01:53 PM
  #3
Weanling
LOL I was thinking about not posting after I saw the user name of the thread creator.. LOL

Mine has to be Tennessee Walking Horses for a few reasons...

1- How abused and mistreated the show horses are.. when I think of a walking horse, the first thing that comes to mind is those HUGE shoes and wide eyes.

2- They look like a really crazy riding horse.. most of the "pleasure" ones I see are absolutely insane.. but you can't tell their owners this.. their owners I have encountered believe that since they are well papered, they must be wonderful animals.. and the bucking/rearing? Its just SPIRIT Yeah.. RIGHT.

3- That every single Walking Horse breeder I have met think that they are the best breed on earth and that all other breeds just don't cut it. Paint horses and Quarter horses are my favorite breeds, but just because they are doesnt mean I don't think any other breed sucks. If I meet someone who breeds Arabians I don't run my mouth about how much I dislike arabians.. but good lord.. every Walking Horse Trainer/Breeder I have met has shoved TWH's down my throat as soon as they find out I like Quarter Horses and Paints and down on me for liking my breed. There is no such thing as the ULTIMATE horse breed.. all breeds have their strong points.. but no one breed is the best.

4- There is no real work when you ride them.. you just plop your butt in the saddle and feel it grow. At least with riding horses with a trot, you can post and whatnot.. this is where I get most of my excersize when riding.

5- Midnight Sun bred horses have huge ugly heads.. its a cruel hard fact.. LOL

6- I just don't care for the build of Walkers.. their heads tend to look a little huge, their eyes bulge, and the stance they put them in when they are posing for pictures reminds me of a horse that has sore feet and is trying to stretch its weight out.

7- They bred the original purpose out of the horse. The horses that are the best breeders, make the most money, and most people drool over are the World Grand Champions in the heavily shod division thing.. when they have the thick pads on.. Well, I worked with show Walkers.. and they can't be turned out with those shoes on.. and can't be worked for longer than 15 minutes a day with those shoes on or they get overly exhausted. Walkers were created to walk ALL DAY and have a smooth efficient gait so the farmer could check fence lines and check over their crops all day. Now, the "best of the best" can't go for very long at all under saddle because of those stupid pads. If they horse wont pick its feet up that high WITHOUT shoes.. maybe they arent supposed to pick their feet up that high at all!

8- They are broke to ride at a mere 16 months if they are used to show... from what I have seen from 4 different show barns.. Sure, Thoroughbreds are also broke at an early age.. but guess what? They only carry about 90 pounds because that's racing regulations.. Walking Horses? The people I have seen that break these yearlings weigh over 200 and less than 400... Poor babies =/

Its more the people that own Walking horses that I don't like.. about 15% or 10% of all walkers I met were actually GOOD horses.. the rest were absolutely terrible horses because of one thing or another.. whether it be their trainer, owner, or their breeding.

Again, this is my opinion, so im not right or wrong, im just speaking from my experience =)
     
    02-21-2007, 02:31 PM
  #4
Foal
Lol. Heck, it's fine. I see your points, which is why I don't want to ever show TWH's. I hope you don't mind if I break some of this stuff down a bit.

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2- They look like a really crazy riding horse.. most of the "pleasure" ones I see are absolutely insane.. but you can't tell their owners this.. their owners I have encountered believe that since they are well papered, they must be wonderful animals.. and the bucking/rearing? Its just SPIRIT Yeah.. RIGHT.
This made me laugh, becasue I used to be that way until I got my mare. Yes, a lot of the pleasure TWH's are crazy, but some are really level headed and sane.

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4- There is no real work when you ride them.. you just plop your butt in the saddle and feel it grow. At least with riding horses with a trot, you can post and whatnot.. this is where I get most of my excersize when riding.
Could you please, please, please tell this to my mare? Pretty please...? She may be a Walker, but it is VERY rarely that she gaits... her favorite thing to do is...you guessed it, trot. Trot this, trot that...her trot is bouncy and kinda rough too...but she trots... she don't rack, do a running walk, or anything hardly... she trots.

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5- Midnight Sun bred horses have huge ugly heads.. its a cruel hard fact.. LOL
Not quite... my girl is 'Sun' bred and her head isn't big... Maybe she's just a rebel...?

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Again, this is my opinion, so im not right or wrong, im just speaking from my experience =)
I'm sorry for kinda...'puttin' you in the spotlight' but I couldn't help but feel the need to point out those few things...opinion or not. Thanks for replying to this thread and I hope you forgive me for my...'need' to point out those things.
     
    02-21-2007, 06:05 PM
  #5
Yearling
My least favorite is the bashkir curly I would hate grooming them, and don't think they look that cute.
     
    02-21-2007, 06:46 PM
  #6
Foal
I HATE Pasos....ugh. Every single paso I've ever met is nuts. Though smooth I don't think it looks very pretty. I don't know I just don't like them. And then I have to agree I'm not a big fan of TWH but the two at my barn are the most darling horses ever. I hate their conformation though. Small butts, weird hips, way way way jutted out hind legs, huge shoulder. These two are the only two I've met and liked.
     
    02-21-2007, 08:23 PM
  #7
Weanling
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Could you please, please, please tell this to my mare? Pretty please...? She may be a Walker, but it is VERY rarely that she gaits... her favorite thing to do is...you guessed it, trot.
LOL are you -sure- she is a Walker then? From the people i've known, if there ever was something worse than a NON walking horse.. it was a Registered Walker that would not gate *coughcoughMyExBoyfriendsHorsecoughcough* Well.. no.. I can't say its THAT bad, because these morons would just sell them as broodmares and still make a profit. I always thought when registering a walker, you had to have video proof of it gaiting? Or are they getting so lazy that so long as they are from registered parents, all they need is the blood typing? Ugh... it seems the AQHA and APHA arent the only registries that are not upholding the breeds integrity.. Before you know it, they are going to start having more and more registered walkers throwing trotting horses =/

At least you don't have beef with the "trot" gate.. Lordie I can't begin to say how much it irked me when people would put me down because I actually enjoyed WORKING when I was riding my horse. Walkers that gait would be good retirement horses for older people because they are very smooth... but I personally would like to work my weight off while I ride, LOL

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Yes, a lot of the pleasure TWH's are crazy, but some are really level headed and sane.
Thats why I said that out of all the walkers I met, 10% or 15% have actually been decent horses.. but then again, I worked at show barns, I worked with horses that had some serious abuse and serious issues.. Well, anything that happens to those horses in those show barns creates issues..

Glad to know you have a Midnight Sun mare without a huge 2 foot long head and 6 inch long nose... LOL The MS walkers I have seen look like emaciated draft horses.. HUGE heads... but tiny, tiny bodies .. She must not be linebred for him (or as I call it.. INBRED) Because every single horse I met that was linebred with MS had the ugliest head and the tiniest body.. blyuck!

And nah, your fine for commenting on that. I'd love to see more critique on other "least favorite" horses though.. err. Not critique so much as more information as to why they are someones least favorite. I feel like the odd man out for actually posting eight lengthy points when everyone else put sentances, LOL.. maybe I just dislike TWH's that much, LOL
     
    02-21-2007, 08:52 PM
  #8
Yearling
Racking horses. I just don't really see much of a point. But then again, I'm a dressage rider at heart.
     
    02-21-2007, 09:19 PM
  #9
Foal
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Racking horses. I just don't really see much of a point. But then again, I'm a dressage rider at heart.
Racking Horses are very nice for people who have joint problems, because they don't jostle you around as much.

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LOL are you -sure- she is a Walker then? From the people i've known, if there ever was something worse than a NON walking horse.. it was a Registered Walker that would not gate *coughcoughMyExBoyfriendsHorsecoughcough* Well.. no.. I can't say its THAT bad, because these morons would just sell them as broodmares and still make a profit. I always thought when registering a walker, you had to have video proof of it gaiting? Or are they getting so lazy that so long as they are from registered parents, all they need is the blood typing? Ugh... it seems the aqha and apha arent the only registries that are not upholding the breeds integrity.. Before you know it, they are going to start having more and more registered walkers throwing trotting horses =/
I'm positive she is a full blooded walker, but she isn't registered. She couldn't be registered, because her sire was TWHBEA registered, but her dam was registered in the RHAA (she racked better than she did anything else, even though she was a full TWH)...therefore, my girl can't be registered.

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At least you don't have beef with the "trot" gate.. Lordie I can't begin to say how much it irked me when people would put me down because I actually enjoyed WORKING when I was riding my horse. Walkers that gait would be good retirement horses for older people because they are very smooth... but I personally would like to work my weight off while I ride, LOL
Lol. Yeah, it's surprising to most people that I own gaited horses, but my favorite gait is the trot... I don't know why it is, but it is.

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Glad to know you have a Midnight Sun mare without a huge 2 foot long head and 6 inch long nose... LOL The MS walkers I have seen look like emaciated draft horses.. HUGE heads... but tiny, tiny bodies .. She must not be linebred for him (or as I call it.. INBRED) Because every single horse I met that was linebred with MS had the ugliest head and the tiniest body.. blyuck!
I know exactly what you mean! From the 'Sun' bred horses I've seen...well, yuck sums it up... I think my girl is just a rebel...lol. My girl, honestly, some people have asked me if she was a thoroughbred or a standadrbred...nobody hardly ever GUESSES that she's a full blooded Tennessee Walker.
     
    02-21-2007, 09:40 PM
  #10
Yearling
That's very limited. I don't really believe people with semi-serious or serious back problems should ride. As far as joints, only specific joints can truly benefit, others are used while riding racking or non-racking horses. I have a joint problem, by the way, a racking horses would cause no benefit. And I meant riding in general. But these are just my opinions.
     

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