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post #21 of 25 Old 12-16-2013, 12:33 PM
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Arabs and crosses have been part of my life for many years. They are the breed I love most. That being said.......

If hunter/jumper is your goal, I would advise you to look for an experienced horse with those talents. At this point I would consider breed secondary. You may get lucky and find just what you want but while you are learning and gaining confidence as a rider it would be wise to find the best partner you can.
Be sure to have the horse evaluated by a qualified instructor. You want a good horse that will take care of you!

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post #22 of 25 Old 12-18-2013, 11:34 AM
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The third horse I ever climb the back of was an Arabian. He was my great Uncle's and was around 7 yrs old with a great temperament. Was one of the reasons I grew so strongly towards having horses.

I will say that if your intentions are to get into Hunter/Jumper and you only have a year of lessons under your belt then you should hold off a little longer on buying. See about full lease and see where you as a rider progress at that discipline before choosing a horse to partner with. Good luck in your endeavor and look forward to hearing about all of your successes.

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post #23 of 25 Old 12-25-2013, 05:42 PM
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The horse you buys all depends on their personalities. The breed of a horse doesn't always matter. Arabians are usually said to be for more experienced people but that's not always the case. I used to take lessons on an Arabian and he was the sweetest horse. He was perfect for beginners. Right now I lease a Quarter Horse. She is VERY laid back and calm. It all depends on the horse. If you are going to buy a horse, make sure you are ready for it. Also, if you think you found the horse you want to buy, make sure to go meet him or her. Make sure you get along and he or she is right for you. I hope I helped. 😄

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post #24 of 25 Old 12-25-2013, 06:10 PM
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The first horse I ever rode unsupervised (in wide open, as in 100's of acres, of post harvest wheat fields) was a 6/7 year old Arabian gelding. If he had any meanness or mischief to him I'd be dead. But he looked out for me and we had fun. It all depends on the horse, not the breed, and some are willing and able to look out for new riders. Some aren't.
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post #25 of 25 Old 12-26-2013, 08:13 PM
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I haven't read all the replies that have been posted in this thread, tho I have no doubt in my mind someone might have already posted a similar response to what Im about to post.

Though a lot of breeds are known for being great at specific things, it's important to know that whether a horse is fit for a greener, first time horse owner really comes down to the horse itself and not so much the breed. It's a great question to ask, because you know enough to know that some horses would be better suited than others-so good on you for asking such a great question

What I recommend is you take a very experience trainer with you, who can help you try out and go through trying out a few horses until you find the right one for you.
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