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that's a pretty tall order, but in all honesty you can't just pick a breed and say 'this breed can do this this and this' because a horse's individual personality, conformation, age, training, environment, and bloodlines are what make a horse who it is. Not it's breed. Yes, some breeds are better known for their jumping ability than others...for example, you wouldn't want to go out and buy yourself a Fjord if you want to jump 3+ feet just because that isn't their 'speciality' but it's conformation and will to jump are going to matter more than other things might. Within a breed are SO many types that its impossible to choose only on breed now. Another example, Quarter Horses. There are barrel bred QH, hunter/jumper bred QH, race bred QH, reining bred QH, cutting bred QH, foundation QH, halter QH....just to name a few of them. Each excels most of the time in it's niche, but outside of that niche it may on be 'so so'. Some may do well in multiple disciplines, others won't. A halter horse is not likely to do well at ALL racing, or even doing light jumping, but it might make an ok trail horse. A tall hunter jumper QH may do ok reining but it probably won't excel in Halter classes or in cutting where 'short and nimble' is the name of the game.
Find a few horses, maybe even mixed breed horses, who generally fit your bill, and go try them out. You'll find one that's right for you.
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Last edited by Endiku; 07-19-2013 at 11:09 AM.