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post #1 of 13 Old 12-31-2012, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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Best suited for?

I would like to get some opinions on what this horse would be well suited for based on conformation. He is a 5 yr old Paint/Belgian cross, is very responsive and is easy moving- not slow. Thanks! Sorry I don't have any pics of him moving
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post #2 of 13 Old 01-03-2013, 09:50 AM
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He might make a good trail horse or barrel horse. But I dont see him doing any western pleasure. He could also make a good roper. It will also depend however how he moves and what he looks like when your in the saddle.
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post #3 of 13 Old 01-03-2013, 03:11 PM
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he looks extremely suited to my pasture :) he looks like hes a load of fun.
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post #4 of 13 Old 01-05-2013, 09:53 AM
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A motion pic would help alot. But he has a nice hunter look going. You say he is an easy mover so getting him to track up and extend his gaits should be a breeze. I think you would do very well and have loads of fun on him doing combined training (hunters/dressage) and his beautiful markings will just get you noticed that much more. I have a heavy built paint i do that with and he is very sucsessful.
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post #5 of 13 Old 01-06-2013, 01:14 AM
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agree on the eventing, this guy looks amazing, i think he will hole up to whatever you choose to try(:
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post #6 of 13 Old 01-25-2013, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks!

I appreciate all your thoughts! I never thought of eventing, but we are having a lot of fun doing some dressage training now :)
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post #7 of 13 Old 01-25-2013, 01:35 PM
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A friend of mine had a belgian x paint that was 18hh and made an excellent eventer. He is adorable btw :)
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post #8 of 13 Old 01-31-2013, 02:41 PM
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Trail horse, pleasure? Looks like he has a short back wich would give him a shorter stride, not ideal for hunter/ dressage. Cute little guy!
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post #9 of 13 Old 01-31-2013, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Trail horse, pleasure? Looks like he has a short back wich would give him a shorter stride, not ideal for hunter/ dressage. Cute little guy!
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I know he doesn't have the longest back, and has a short neck as well (thank you, belgains) but he has a BIG trot, and a very long stride. It's comparable to my walker's stride. He can also pick his feet right up when he wants to lol
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post #10 of 13 Old 02-05-2013, 09:31 PM
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Length of back does not equal a long stride.
I have seen many a long backed horse with a short, choppy stride, and many a compact horse with a very long, loose stride.
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