Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Soon to be South Carolina
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Try a Haflinger! They're small drafts with wonderful temperments. I would suggest a belgian or draft cross, but I don't know if you would be intimidated by the height.
But really, there isn't a particular breed, so much as the individual. Arabians, getting a bad rap for being hot, can be the most calm and gentle natured horses. The same is to be considered with Quarter horses, Thoroughbreds, Saddlebreds, Walkers, Paso Finos, etc.
Take your time, and get to know the horse. Don't become biased because of the horse's breed.
Look for a horse who has a sound body, and even sounder mind. Those are the keys to a great horse.
Edit: Also look for a good trainer that can help you and your new horse build confidence in each other.
Life's shining moments, however big or small, will always out weigh our darkest hour.
Last edited by BarrelWannabe; 08-15-2012 at 12:45 AM.