Hey everyone. I'm writing an article for one of my college classes, and it's going to be about the most desirable kind of trail horse. For part of the article I'm looking for opinions on what trail riding enthusiasts like in their trail horses. So whatever questions you could answer would be helpful. Some questions include:
-What breeds do you like for trail horse?
-Height and/or weight?
-Anything else about appearance?
-Personality traits you look for?
-Age of a good trail horse?
-What might a good trail horse cost in your area?
-Do different trail types in different areas of the country mean a different type of horse? Or is there a versatile kind of horse?
-Do you take other factors into consideration, like registration? Potential breeding ability? Suitability for other disciplines?
Also, for younger riders or those with children, or maybe when you were kids yourselves.
-What kind of horse, with the above factors in mind, is good for a youth trail horse?
-Do you find it's harder or easier to obtain trail horses for younger riders?
-Are these horses worth more?
-What might you like in a trail horse for an older, experienced rider that you wouldn't like in a trail horse for a younger rider and vice versa?
Anything else you can add would be appreciated. Thanks in advance to anyone who replies!