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post #21 of 35 Old 03-27-2012, 02:50 AM
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I'm still scratching my head over dumb blood all the warm bloods I've felt with have been highly intelligent almost too much so!

Interesting one I heard from the farrier greys are dangerous or at least more likely to be so!

One stereotype I'd like to get out more is that qhs can make great ametur sport horses! Gotta love those bums!
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post #22 of 35 Old 03-27-2012, 07:13 AM
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Mustang - Wild crazy horses that are hard to train and not always to friendly.

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post #23 of 35 Old 03-27-2012, 07:21 AM
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Folks, there is a stereotype and there is a statistics. For example, many arabs are very sensitive horses. And TBs make awesome eventing horses. When I say "many" it doesn't mean "all", of course, but that there is a good probability the one you get will be the one in category. So is it stereotype or not in this case?

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post #24 of 35 Old 03-27-2012, 08:26 AM
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I hear the gaited horse stereotypes constantly.
They're boring
They're just for old people
All they can do is go like a bat out of hell down the trails
Can't canter or run

TOTALLY untrue.
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post #25 of 35 Old 03-27-2012, 09:18 AM
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QHs - dumb, simple-minded pencil pushers
OTTBs - crazy, unrideable, spooks
Arabs - insane, too fine-boned to ride, spooky, nervous, unsafe for anyone other than a professional
Drafts - plodders, dopey, only good for pulling things

Can't think of any more at the moment.
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post #26 of 35 Old 03-27-2012, 10:49 AM
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This isn't just one bred, but have to throw it out there. When it comes to ponies, the smaller they are, the more unruly they are.

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post #27 of 35 Old 03-27-2012, 01:53 PM
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I don't believe in stereotypes, and I think stereotyping is discriminatory.

I met a Quarterhorse in 1957 that wasn't stupid. He certainly wasn't smart, but he wasn't stupid. He did fall asleep on a trailride once and walked into a tree, but it was a long ride and he was really tired...

I knew a guy in 1972 that had an Appy named Domino that didn't have Appytude. You could actually put him into a canter without him stomping his feet and looking back at you like you were some kind of evil sadist...

I never actually saw the horse, so can't swear to it, but in 1961 I heard there was a Shetland somewhere in Oklahoma, or maybe it was Kansas - can't remember for sure, that didn't bite...

My cousin Buttman, or Butt as we call him, has an Arab that has a permanent sore mouth from being abused with a Tom Thumb as a youngster. It hurts him to smile, so believe it or not he is an Arab that doesn't laugh at you when he pulls one of his ornery pranks...

So, see there are always exceptions...
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post #28 of 35 Old 03-27-2012, 03:37 PM
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I have heard if you want a good ol' non spooky kid safe trail horse get a QH
Gaited=high strung=spooky
All TBs have bad feet, are cold in the winter
OTTB only know one gear, to run
all ponies have thick hides and do what they want
All draft horses have great temperments
Arabs are flighty and undependable
only warmbloods are good for dressage
Grades are only good for trail riding barns
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post #29 of 35 Old 03-27-2012, 06:13 PM
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DRAFTY I have a gelding that is like that. No matter how much you apply your legs he aint going out of 1st gear I get more a workout then he does. lol.
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post #30 of 35 Old 03-27-2012, 06:25 PM
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I have an Arab...she is strong, sane and loyal. Except when she's in season, then she gets the week off to make eyes at the boys, lol!
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