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    11-15-2007, 10:43 AM
  #101
Foal
Arabians.. I think they look to fake, their hour-glass shaped heads that look like you could break, thin body and I just don't like their body or personaility.
     
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    11-15-2007, 12:18 PM
  #102
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Skippy!
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 =)
I just wanted to comment on a few things here:

1) This is not the breeds fault, but the trainers fault. The TWHBEA is moving away from these practices calling them inhumane and inappropriate. You will see less and less "big lick" horses. Not all TWH's are big lick walkers either. My two have a natural gait and have never had weights on their feet/hooves.

2) This can be said about a lot of breeds. For me, every crazy horse I have ever seen has been an Arab. I have yet to see a crazy TwH - to be honest.

3) I agree - no breed is the best or worst. Breeders are proud of the product they sell though. You can't fault them for thinking thiers in the best. And again, you can't fault the horse because of the people.

4) There is no work when you ride them? LOL. I take it that you havent ridden one. You have to work to get them in their gait and to keep them in their gait. If you are talking about posting or keeping your western seat, well yea...its a godsend for some of us who don't have to work to keep their seat and hate posting. I for one had a QH for 23 yrs but broke my back. The only way I can ride again without extreme pain is a gaited horse because its very low impact on my back if any. Gaited horses are a blessing for those of us with these injuries.

5) My husbands horse has Midnight Sun. I think he is gorgeous though.

6) Not all TWH's have the roman head. It depends on thier bloodline. As for being parked out, that's something that is trained. Not all TWH's do it. Its more of a "show thing".

7) Again - the stacked shoes and weights on the legs are frowned upon by many these days. We would like to keep them naturally gaited, not that false big lick.

8 ) I don't know the breaking rules of some breeders/trainers. But my TWH's werent broken until 2 yrs old. I guess it depends on the breeder/trainer. Again, how can you fault the horse because of poor practices by humans?
     
    11-15-2007, 12:26 PM
  #103
Yearling
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Originally Posted by kristy
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.
You have GOT to be kidding me, right???

I broke my lower back and so now I shouldnt ever ride again?

Wow.

Gaited horses and racking horses are the only way I can still ride with out pain. I thank god for them every day. I have been riding horses for 23 yrs and don't plan to stop just because of a back injury. I am just thankful that I found a way to ride pain free and safely.
     
    11-15-2007, 05:09 PM
  #104
Trained
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Originally Posted by kim_angel
Quote:
Originally Posted by kristy
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.
You have GOT to be kidding me, right???

I broke my lower back and so now I shouldnt ever ride again?

Wow.

Gaited horses and racking horses are the only way I can still ride with out pain. I thank god for them every day. I have been riding horses for 23 yrs and don't plan to stop just because of a back injury. I am just thankful that I found a way to ride pain free and safely.
ah don't worry about what was said there. I too suffer with back problems, have done my whole life and nothing would stop me riding. Sometimes I have to lighten the work load a little but I will continue to ride until I no longer can't.

You are the best judge of your own limitations and if you want to ride, more power to ya :)
     
    11-16-2007, 12:31 AM
  #105
Foal
My least favorite breed would be any that is very line bred/in bred. All horses have their good qualities and everyone here who dislikes a certain breed has probably encountered individuals that are line bred and neurotic. The ones that are obviously subjected to this are the most popular performance breeds like Arabians,Thoroughbreds, standardbreds, saddlebreds, quarter horses, TWHs, ect. I find this interesting because when I was young I had a gaited Tennessee walking horse and he was my favorite riding horse to this day. Calm in every situation, smooth, beautiful, and sweet. He had come from a very good breeder and trainer so he was well rounded and a great all around horse. Then I got an Arab from racing lines, and she was a hell bitch, totally neurotic from bad handling and the crossing of the same line over and over. My new little Arab is the sweetest horse I have ever encountered. Really embodies what the Arabian horse is all about and why it is my favorite breed. He has been fairly handled since birth and he is not a product of excessive line breeding. He comes when I call like a puppy, I taught him to bow in 10 minutes, when I rub him he rocks like a rocking horse and if you let him he will lick your body over and over and never bite. I have sat on this horse and he isn't even broke. You just have to know how to select the best horse from the herd. It doesn't matter what breed it is it just matters how it is handled, how it is bred, and what discipline you want to practice. I love all horses!
     
    11-16-2007, 05:06 AM
  #106
Foal
[quote="AppaloosaLover"]I would totally have to say quarterhorses! They all look like a bunch of clones for starters. I also think they are waaaay overbred and tend to have way too many health problems....ie. Back problems. Also, do you HAVE TO give them such cheeeeesy names? Shesa blah blah blah. Zippo blah blah blah. Ima blah blah. AHHHHH! Have some originality!![quote]

Um.
May I say something hope it doesnt affend anyone but considering that your a appaloosa lover.
Did ya know that pretty much the appaloosa came from the quarter horse??
Please correct me if im wrong but that's just what im saying.

I would have to say my least favourite breed would have to be im not sure really.
I don't make false things about those different breeds that I have never worked with now my horse has quarter horse, appaloosa, arab and clydesdale in her but yeah im just saying did you know that??
But by all means correct me if im wrong but every horse is related in a way.
     
    11-16-2007, 08:46 PM
  #107
Foal
I respect all of your opinions, but in the quarter horses' defense, I own one and have ridden many and they are the most versatile horses I have ever worked with. The one I own now, jake, can and will do anything I ask him to, he can jump, barrel race, anything. He's extremely affectionate and is an easy horse for beginners but for experienced riders he makes himself more of a challenge, he's so intelegent to be able to do that. Here are some pictures of him.


^please excuse my terrible equatation in that picture, it's a long story.. :P
     
    11-16-2007, 10:34 PM
  #108
Weanling
I agree with you Kagan. The qh is def the most versatile breed in all sports.

And in their defense, people give arabians way more stupid names. Because their 'arabian' they have to have some smarmy middle eastern name. Sheesh yourself!
     
    11-16-2007, 10:54 PM
  #109
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by alucard
I agree with you Kagan. The qh is def the most versatile breed in all sports.

And in their defense, people give arabians way more stupid names. Because their 'arabian' they have to have some smarmy middle eastern name. Sheesh yourself!
Hey now, don't be dissin' on my Ay-rabs crazy names. Lol.
Some of them do have some extremely odd names though.

Not dissing QH's though. I've seen some absolutely stunning ones. I loooovvvvee watching them do reining. I think that would be so awesome to try.

I just think every breed has its good and its bad..

But Arabs really are my thing. I really love Country English Pleasure and Park classes, and Arabs are more suited for it than QH's, IMO. I love seeing a truely talented Arab throw up it's tail and power around the ring. =]. I'm pretty much a sucker for anything flashy that has a ton of animation. Haha.
     
    11-16-2007, 11:12 PM
  #110
Foal
Um.
Whats the sheesh for?
There is nothing wrong with having an opionin.
     

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