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post #21 of 190 Old 09-18-2010, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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So tell me what breed I need. I like to trail ride. I prefer the stride of a taller horse and I want a horse that is willing to blaze a trail and than take me to a play day to run a barrel pattern and zip me though the four in line. I don't care to ride the gaited breeds and I personally prefer not to ride an Arab. So what breed is suited to me?

Seems that most of those riding are riding their breed of choice. Why would they not be? I can go anywhere and spend my money on a horse so why would I buy one that didn't suit me. As for my paint, his sire was a registered Quarter horse by the name of Dee Bar Windson. So I am riding a quarter horse with spots....
their are horses that can beat QH in barrels and horses that can beat TBs in their game but their not allowed to compete for money because they aint futurity nominated.
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their are horses that can beat QH in barrels and horses that can beat TBs in their game but their not allowed to compete for money because they aint futurity nominated.
K what horses are running at the national level... trust me if they were winning they would be winning at nationals. There are no breed restrictions.

You didn't answer my question about a horse more suited to me. Told you what I like to do. I bought my horse for a reason...he suits my needs and imo looks good doing it.

Why is it that until yesterday no one has seen you on this forum for a year? And now the pots are starting to get stirred? I have always been told not to feed the trolls but oh sometimes I have so much fun dishing out the bait
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IM not a troll just trying to get people to understand their are better breeds to suit their needs.
then what should my ideal breed be? I do tons of ranch work, work cattle, rope, trail ride, etc. What other breed has innate cow savvy bred into them? What other breed can reach their top speed in just a couple of strides or turn on a dime from a dead run? QH are the best for that because that is what they have been bred to do for hundreds of generations. Are some of them rough riding? Sure, but I have rode plenty that were smooth as polished glass.

To group all QHs like that is ignorant. That's like saying that all Arabs are spooky or all TBs are high strung, it just isn't true. For a person to make such a blatantly ridiculous statement simply shows me that they haven't ridden enough of that breed to get past one or two individual horses that they didn't like.

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Ruger, every single horse out there is different. None of them are going to fit their breed description exactly. I don't judge a horse based on its breed. Heck, I don't even know what breed all of my 3 horses are exactly. My guesses are an Appendix, POA, and draft mix. There is no bad breed for a horse. I love Quarter Horses, I love Tennessee Walkers, I love Percherons. All horses are wonderful.

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NO NO im not trying to get a rise out of anyone, their are just much better breeds for those not into competing in speed events. Morgans, mustangs, arabians.

Then why do you not see these breeds out there winning in the NBHA?

lets use the morgan and mustang for an example most don't relize that morgans are much easier to keep than a QH or TB they will eat much less. As far as ranching with a QA they can go all day on flat ground, but put them in the hills and their done.
Again if this was true over a vast majority of horses you would see them on working ranches and you do not.

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Ride every horse I can, especially the ones that are said to be unrideable. Have rode at the least a hundred QHs have a mare that is half poco bueno half saddle bred the QH stallion she is out of is a aa champion gut beater from hell have rode him at least 300 miles.
First how can you have a 1/2 Poco Bueno 1/2 Saddle Bred. That would be a mutt and Poco Bueno was a 44 model so that would be one old horse. Even my G-daughter of Poco Beuno is coming 31.

Also not all QH are rough. There are a lot of variables that go into how a horse moves. What you call rough I bet I call power. The harder they drive from the rear the harder they can be to ride and if you do not know how to stay with them they can fell rough. Does not mean they are.

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IM not a troll just trying to get people to understand their are better breeds to suit their needs.
Show me one.




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I love my QH because no other horse could go from dressage one weekend to barrels and roping the next. They're gait isn't any rougher than a lot of other horses. People like QH's cause they almost always have a good mind on them and they are versatile enough for anything. When I have kids, you better believe they're going to get a QH or a Paint. I've seen QH's out-jump some Warmbloods. You know why? Because QH's have heart. They try their hardest at everything they do and that's why people like them.

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their are horses that can beat QH in barrels and horses that can beat TBs in their game but their not allowed to compete for money because they aint futurity nominated.
This is not at all true. ANY horse can show in NBHA NRHA NRCHA NCHA. There is NO breed registry needed.

Since this is true if other breeds where better at these events they why do you not see them in there and winning?

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What you call rough I bet I call power. The harder they drive from the rear the harder they can be to ride and if you do not know how to stay with them they can fell rough. Does not mean they are.
Exactly. My QH had a great jog and full trot. The most delightful canter I've ever ridden but ask him to gallop and you were in for a rough one. Not because he didn't carry his smoothness...but because he was a powerful horse that drove from the hind.
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