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Horse Feather 11-26-2011 06:10 PM

whats the best breed?
Im a beggina, and need a cool, confiedent, westeren horse, to start doing barrles on i love paints, and appys any suggestion would be helpful. thank you!:-)

equiniphile 11-26-2011 06:19 PM

Don't focus on the breed so much as the individual horse. Many Quarter Horses are good, calm Western horses, as are Paints, though Appys are known to have a bit of an attitude. Of course, this is a generalization, and there are many great beginner horses in every breed. Look for a well-broke schoolmaster to learn on. Good luck!


Horse Feather 11-26-2011 06:28 PM

Thank You! Ill keep that in mind.

KaylaMarie96 12-06-2011 09:52 PM


Originally Posted by Horse Feather (Post 1245028)
Thank You! Ill keep that in mind.

I have a quarter horse and he's amazing. He has all the "western horse" things I love. So if you're looking for a great western horse get a quarter ;)

lilruffian 12-06-2011 10:15 PM

Quarter horses are the typical "western" horse, as are paints but crosses are always good. Look for personality above anything else, though (except for soundness or course)

soenjer55 12-06-2011 10:53 PM

I've seen plenty of thoroughbreds that were just as good as quarter horses at western sports. And my quarter horse/ arabian beat the quarter horses every time he entered the competitions- he's a fast little guy! I really like crosses, and for western sports, quarter horse crosses- appendixes, quarabs. I'd look into those also. BUT. Most of all, keep in mind that it's the individual horse that counts, and how well you work with them- not just the breed! Good luck! :)

verona1016 12-13-2011 02:52 PM

I'm a big fan of Andalusians. They can be good at Western, but I hear very good things about QH/Andalusian crosses ("Azteca") as well.

SarahAnn 12-13-2011 02:53 PM

Quarter Horses. Hands down.

Horse Feather 12-13-2011 02:54 PM

Thanks for all the help I bought a 6 year old quarter horse mare you can go see pics of her in my horses she is really short but we fit ;)
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soenjer55 12-13-2011 09:27 PM


Originally Posted by verona1016 (Post 1264817)
I'm a big fan of Andalusians. They can be good at Western, but I hear very good things about QH/Andalusian crosses ("Azteca") as well.

Agreed, but I've never seen one below 5000... :(

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