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?
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. Posted via Mobile Device
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...
I have heard if you want a good ol' non spooky kid safe trail horse get a QH
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