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        03-27-2012, 02:50 AM
      #21
    Yearling
    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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        03-27-2012, 07:13 AM
      #22
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    Mustang - Wild crazy horses that are hard to train and not always to friendly.
         
        03-27-2012, 07:21 AM
      #23
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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?
         
        03-27-2012, 08:26 AM
      #24
    Yearling
    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.
         
        03-27-2012, 09:18 AM
      #25
    Yearling
    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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        03-27-2012, 10:49 AM
      #26
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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.
         
        03-27-2012, 01:53 PM
      #27
    Banned
    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...
         
        03-27-2012, 03:37 PM
      #28
    Foal
    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
         
        03-27-2012, 06:13 PM
      #29
    Weanling
    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.
         
        03-27-2012, 06:25 PM
      #30
    Foal
    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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