I like to think I OWN my dream horse. She needs training, but I swear I could NOT ask for a better horse! I won't even get started, she's just great and can do ANYthing if you know how to ask her.
Now...I'm a complete sucker for a GOOD all around horse. This would be my actual dream horse, SBR Formula One aka Buckwheat. I would SO breed my mare to him if I could have one wish! Everytime I stallion search, I check him out first. He's one of the best all around horses I've seen.
Ok. If I could have my perfect horse. It would be a 17hh+ chestnut warmblood with white on his face and legs. He would be a fantastic hunter horse, 3', and also be able to mess around with jumping and eventing. He would be sweet and personable and pay attention to me.
My trainer has a bay hano mare. She is a great hunter and also excels in dressage, jumping, and could do cross-country. She would be a great eventing horse but we don't have much eventing around here. She is very big and beautiful. She is bold but pays attention. Really, a great mare! She would be my dream horse if she wasn't as bold, she bucks alot and stuff.
Luckily, I already own my dream horse. I used to want a 6-8 year old, dark bay gelding, Morgan/QH/and or Arab, 15.2-16.2hh, all-around english horse. However... my horse jumped unexpectedly into my life and she is almost the opposite of what I thought I wanted.
15.1hh grade QH/Paint mare, 16 years old, western/english, chestnut. :roll: She's the perfect horse for me. My lifer.
She and I have learned a lot together and have progressed from basic w/t/c to schooling 2nd Level through lessons with my trainer. I'm able to keep her round and through while bareback in just a rope halter and we go on wild canter/gallop trail rides. We did stamina rides around the racetrack and she always comes back to me. She spooks less now that she trusts me as her leader. As a rider with many fears, she is one of the very few horses that I'm never worried about and can just hop on her all relaxed with no doubts in my mind. Anyways, I feel like I always fail at describing her, because I can never do her justice. She will never be my Grand Prix dressage mount, but I will always love her the most.
And so here's my "secret" dream horse:
A bright blood (redder than the horse pictured) bay Bask Afire arabian gelding to do upper level dressage with, plus jumping, trail riding, XC, endurance, and a slew of other things.