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BreannaMarie 12-10-2012 08:47 PM

which breed for speed??
what is the best breed to use for speed events???

lilruffian 12-10-2012 08:48 PM

depends what you are doing. Throroughbreds and QH or a mix of the two would be my suggestion. Maybe an Arab, depending

smrobs 12-10-2012 08:50 PM

I'm assuming that you're talking about gymkana events like barrels, poles, etc, right?

If so, then it's usually stock horses that excel there; Quarter Horses, Paints, Appaloosas, some TBs and Appendix QHs.

If you want to be really competative, then you'll need to look farther than just breed. You'll need to look at conformation, temperament, and breeding too.

katieandscooby 12-10-2012 08:52 PM

I have rode an Arab, trained a TB and ridden and trained QH and Paints. I prefer the latter two. They just have this natural ability to get under themselves and negotiate the quick turns easily, and with less hours spent training. Not saying the Arab and Tb could not do it, they could and well. But I just love working with and training my stock breeds as they seem to just have a knack for it.
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BarrelracingArabian 12-10-2012 08:58 PM

I agree i had a fast little arab gelding but he did have trouble with getting up under himself more then the quarter horses i have been riding. Now he did well and sometimes would really get under himself but they aren't always the best choice if you really want to compete.

CLaPorte432 12-10-2012 09:01 PM

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Quarter Horses will be your most popular.

I have an Appendix QH and a Paint for my speed horses.
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nvr2many 12-10-2012 09:08 PM

QH for short, TB for longer. Arabs for both, hehehe.

montcowboy 12-10-2012 09:14 PM

lol...and yes nvr2. quarter horse for short to wide open in three jumps and turning..tb for your half mile and up speed. and arabs for those 50 mile races.... so you it all

BreannaMarie 12-10-2012 09:16 PM

i was thinking barrels poles ect.

montcowboy 12-10-2012 09:30 PM

check quarter horse and quarter horse type horses out. there made for arena work. good luck.. ride safe and happy holidays.

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