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post #1 of 14 Old 11-26-2011, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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Question whats the best breed?

Im a beggina, and need a cool, confiedent, westeren horse, to start doing barrles on I love paints, and appys any suggestion would be helpful. Thank you!
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post #2 of 14 Old 11-26-2011, 06:19 PM
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Don't focus on the breed so much as the individual horse. Many Quarter Horses are good, calm Western horses, as are Paints, though Appys are known to have a bit of an attitude. Of course, this is a generalization, and there are many great beginner horses in every breed. Look for a well-broke schoolmaster to learn on. Good luck!

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post #3 of 14 Old 11-26-2011, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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Thank You! Ill keep that in mind.
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post #4 of 14 Old 12-06-2011, 09:52 PM
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Thank You! Ill keep that in mind.
I have a quarter horse and he's amazing. He has all the "western horse" things I love. So if you're looking for a great western horse get a quarter ;)

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post #5 of 14 Old 12-06-2011, 10:15 PM
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Quarter horses are the typical "western" horse, as are paints but crosses are always good. Look for personality above anything else, though (except for soundness or course)

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I've seen plenty of thoroughbreds that were just as good as quarter horses at western sports. And my quarter horse/ arabian beat the quarter horses every time he entered the competitions- he's a fast little guy! I really like crosses, and for western sports, quarter horse crosses- appendixes, quarabs. I'd look into those also. BUT. Most of all, keep in mind that it's the individual horse that counts, and how well you work with them- not just the breed! Good luck! :)
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post #7 of 14 Old 12-13-2011, 02:52 PM
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I'm a big fan of Andalusians. They can be good at Western, but I hear very good things about QH/Andalusian crosses ("Azteca") as well.
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Quarter Horses. Hands down.
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post #9 of 14 Old 12-13-2011, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the help I bought a 6 year old quarter horse mare you can go see pics of her in my horses she is really short but we fit ;)
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post #10 of 14 Old 12-13-2011, 09:27 PM
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I'm a big fan of Andalusians. They can be good at Western, but I hear very good things about QH/Andalusian crosses ("Azteca") as well.
Agreed, but I've never seen one below 5000... :(
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