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post #11 of 20 Old 04-27-2012, 12:36 AM
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My father is 6'4" and he went on his first trail ride with us on a Standardbred in NZ.

He was fairly tall and stocky and my dad was very comfortable (his first ever time on a horse too) and his legs weren't dangling either.

I think you should look for something with substance that COULD easily do trails and endurance.

I think your husband is looking at their beauty rather than their build and potential.

EDIT: Something like this?

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post #12 of 20 Old 04-27-2012, 12:44 AM
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Ooh nice find Sky!

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christabelle

My father is 6'4" and he went on his first trail ride with us on a Standardbred in NZ.

He was fairly tall and stocky and my dad was very comfortable (his first ever time on a horse too) and his legs weren't dangling either.

I think you should look for something with substance that COULD easily do trails and endurance.

I think your husband is looking at their beauty rather than their build and potential.
Lol.. He said "fair enough", and he has informed me many times that he won't ride a horse that he does not like the look of. Thank you all for your opinions, I get frusterated with the breeds/ mixes he likes because I don't know much about them. He has a very strong bias against quarter horses.
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Oh, she is nice. Thank you! Can't wait to show him.
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post #15 of 20 Old 04-27-2012, 12:50 AM
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Have him check out the one I posted and see if he likes her.

She's 17hh (have to make sure.. sellers often are wrong) good trail horse, sane, and she's beautiful too.

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Lol.. He said "fair enough", and he has informed me many times that he won't ride a horse that he does not like the look of. Thank you all for your opinions, I get frusterated with the breeds/ mixes he likes because I don't know much about them. He has a very strong bias against quarter horses.
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The horse has a very straight hind leg and a VERY long and swayed back. It is hard to see in these photos but it is there. Typical of Saddlebreds, she has a lovely shoulder and neck and front leg.. indicating freedom of movement there.

That straight hind leg and over long back are a concern, but you have to see her in person.

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post #17 of 20 Old 04-27-2012, 11:23 AM
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they've been trying to sell off all of their stock for... let me think now.. four years? some where around that time anyways.

as far as height goes - take into consideration how big of a difference there is between the wither height and actual back height on that horse. she's NOT 17hh if you think of it that way.

good luck finding the right match! :)
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post #18 of 20 Old 04-27-2012, 04:30 PM
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i like the TWH. That's more in the right vein. I like draft X's for big guys but as stated, they aren't known for their endurance ability on the trails. too sloooowww. Standardbreds are awesome too, and many are very pretty!
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post #19 of 20 Old 04-29-2012, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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Just got back from seeing this horse, you guys who said she is swaybacked are right. Extremely so. Awesome eye guys!
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post #20 of 20 Old 04-29-2012, 10:04 PM
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Tell your hubby to start looking with his head - beauty does not mean functionality. Does he want a sound, sane trail horse? Or a pretty looking, hot headed, unsound beast that ends up stuck out in a paddock somewhere looking fancy?
Generally speaking, the 'fashionable' 'sport horse' breeds are not so ideally suited to the trails.
Tell the man to smarten up, trail riding isn't a fashion parade ;)

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