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post #501 of 884 Old 08-03-2009, 07:32 PM
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This forum is a pretty interesting read. Though, I hate to pick out horses based on their breed rather than their personality. I have to say I am infuriated by those who claim they hate TWH, and that they are easy rides. I lease an awesome TWH, who falls into perfect gait on the trails, but anything in the arena straight up hurts, picture a horse that switches between a pace and a trot 2-3 times per length of arena. I like her because she is a challenge and gives me something to work that will benifit her and me, instead of just running around barrels like an idiot. An no,I am not purely a gaited girl, I ride all and love trots most of all.

With that said, I also have to say that I dislike arabian appearances but, they have quite the personality which almost outweighs the appearance if I don't look at them straight on.

Also on the note of appearances, I don't like appys with spotted faces, especially when they have pink skin with spots around their eyes...

But to get to the general question. I hate minis. They are evil and have really sharp hoofs, they always seem spiteful because they are staring at everyone knees.
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post #502 of 884 Old 08-04-2009, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by LoveTheSaddlebreds
1st on my list is definitely appaloosas. EW! They're sooo ugly! Their markings arent usually very flattering, they often times have HUGE jug heads, their manes and tails are sooo....thin.

I'd have to agree. I'm just not attracted to big, pink eyed dalmatians.
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Phew, good thing Appaloosas aren't ALL "big, pink eyed dalmations"....

Thankfully, there are BLUE eyed dalmations,


Blue-eyed eyed blondes,


Brown eyed blondes,


Blanketed brunettes,


And even plain 'ol redheads


....because if they were ALL (or most or even half of them) ugly, huge headed thin-tailed "big pink eyed dalmations" I wouldn't have stuck with the breed....

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post #503 of 884 Old 08-11-2009, 02:38 PM
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I can't say that there is a breed I don't like. As a horse lover I love them all. BUT, there are certain examples of breeds that are less attractive exterior wise. I think appy's are extremely charming. I used to ride one when I was little, and a friend of mine had one last year, one of the most handsome stallions I have ever seen. I will post a couple pictures of him when I find them :)
My love lies in the fjord horse, but unfortunatly, I have seen many BAD examples of this breed, not their temerments but exterior. Too many that are way overweight and poorly groomed. But that is usually not the horses fault.
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post #504 of 884 Old 08-11-2009, 04:32 PM
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I have a few.
1st on my list is definitely appaloosas. EW! They're sooo ugly! Their markings arent usually very flattering, they often times have HUGE jug heads, their manes and tails are sooo....thin. And a lot that I've met have icky personalities. Ew. I just hate appies. And any appy colored breed (ie POA)
Guess you wouldn't like mine then, huh? All the appaloosas I have known, owned, and worked with have had fantastic personalities. Most people just don't know how to handle the "appytude", as they call it. Their sparse mane and tails were originally a breed trait and was desired by the Nez Perce tribe.

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post #505 of 884 Old 08-11-2009, 08:36 PM
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From my old timerish Saddlebred Training Father "There's nothing prettier than a blanket app."
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post #506 of 884 Old 08-14-2009, 01:31 AM
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Everybody is going to think I'm crazy but I don't like friesians. Their trot and canter remind me of how a crab walks (legs tuck way up and curl, not enough reach, no power) and I think they are overrated because of their appearance. Their necks are so short it looks awkward when they are collected, like their head is almost touching their chest and neck (huge long heads) and they all look too similar. The feathers and shaggy mane and tail thing makes them look like poodles Also, they can't do much more than dressage, and even at that, you just don't see many friesians at the high levels of dressage. I also dislike gaited horses and arabians, but mostly because the breeders seem to focused on over-exaggerated movement and appearance. I don't see why everyone bashes QH's. I learned to ride on a QH. Out of all the horse breeds I think they have some of the sweetest, calmest personalities and are a pleasure to work with. And that is coming from a WB owner.

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post #507 of 884 Old 08-14-2009, 01:00 PM
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Everybody is going to think I'm crazy but I don't like friesians. Their trot and canter remind me of how a crab walks (legs tuck way up and curl, not enough reach, no power) and I think they are overrated because of their appearance. Their necks are so short it looks awkward when they are collected, like their head is almost touching their chest and neck (huge long heads) and they all look too similar. The feathers and shaggy mane and tail thing makes them look like poodles Also, they can't do much more than dressage, and even at that, you just don't see many friesians at the high levels of dressage. I also dislike gaited horses and arabians, but mostly because the breeders seem to focused on over-exaggerated movement and appearance. I don't see why everyone bashes QH's. I learned to ride on a QH. Out of all the horse breeds I think they have some of the sweetest, calmest personalities and are a pleasure to work with. And that is coming from a WB owner.

You realize there are two different types of Friesians right. The smaller thicker baroque Friesians and the taller more refined modern style Friesians.

I think it's so silly to say "they" as if every Friesian is a shaggy crab creature like you've described.

You don't see "many Friesians" in dressage because they are a still rare breed coming back from near extinction. The ones you DO see in the dressage ring, the modern build smoke the arena.

Lol, they very much do NOT all look similar. I guess because I'm so involved in them I can pick out a certian stallion or a certian mare just based on body style. They're all black, lol. I guess that would confuse some people.

Oh man. Not enough power in a trot? For real? Baroque Friesians are bred to have huge powerful trots. For pulling carraiges. Often times they don't have a natural canter because they are bred for carraige work. That's why we see the elegant long legged more refined modern style Friesian move in slowly.


Weak trot? LOL. Uh-huh. Tell that to FHANA, lol.

Frides would disagree as well. ;)

These are in my opinion the bigger refined built modern style Friesians.

Dressage? There is always the legend that is Gofferet 369



Ugly shaggy crab creature? I don't think Keegan would agree.





Granted I've seen ugly Friesians. They are out there. I personally am not a HUGE fan of the baroque Friesians although they are just as beautiful in my eyes.

I am not one to sit and pick apart the flaws of some of a breed and then pin it to all of them.

Not taking anything personally. Only helping some people realize that not all Friesians are monstrous crab creatures. ;)

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post #508 of 884 Old 08-14-2009, 07:56 PM
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I didn't say that Friesians could not do dressage. I was just pointing out that at the Olympics and other top dressage competitions it is mostly WBs. And yes I realize many people don't agree with them, my opinion on their movement and appearance is my own and I stand by it. I believe this thread is titled What's your LEAST favorite breed? Why...? So I simply stated my least favorite breed and why it is my least favorite.

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post #509 of 884 Old 08-16-2009, 01:46 PM
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Appys. For sure
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post #510 of 884 Old 08-17-2009, 12:03 PM
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I'm backing up rissa lol I have the friesian sporthorse...(so he not full friesian) and he's lovely. BUT back to the title of the thread....

There really is no breed I absolutely dislike because I think that they are all wonderful but I can definatley say that some breeds have made better impressions on me than others...

He's just the horse to get us there
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