I've got a purebred morgan mare. She's the show-type, so she's a bit fancy looking :roll: I love her to bits, but she's a character for sure. All the Morgans I have dealt with (MANY) were good all-discipline horses. I rode a morgan-QH cross for four yrs and did trails, dressage and 3 day eventing on him. We had lots of trail buddies that rode Morgans, they're know for their sure-footedness (is that a word?). I've rarely seen my mare stumble, and we've ridden through some pretty rough ground. One of the teachers at my old HS bred endurance Morgans, and competed with them. They have amazing stamina, and are built to trot. My Morgan has the smoothest trot EVER (gloat
). Actually, she pretty much only trots, but whatever
I do western, dressage and i'm training for hunters as well as the occasional trail ride. I also taught her bareback riding last weekend. All the Morgans i've met have had very strong personalities, so that's one thing I would say you'd have to deal with. My mare is one of those open for anything types, as long as I ask politely. I could probably teach her to pull a cart or something, or maybe do barrels or do some endurance, she'd love it all. I would suggest a Morgan, based on my experiences, as a good all-around horse for people who want a little of everything.