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littlehoof 05-23-2011 08:06 AM

Recommend a breed of horse :)
Hello, I have been riding for just over 6 months now and have finally decided to take the leap of getting my own horse. I have no idea what kind of breed or size horse I should get. I would mainly ride the horse on treks, cross country and on beaches.

Some info on me
5' 5" (165cm)
100kg (220 pounds)
Mainly ride on treks
I ride English style


gigem88 05-23-2011 08:55 AM

I wouldn't worry about what breed to purchase. I suggest possibly an older, been there done that type.

TjWr 05-23-2011 09:06 AM

Do you prefer trot or gaited? What breed did you learn to ride on?

Jacksmama 05-23-2011 09:24 AM

I agree with gigem, I would basically look for something with a nice temperament that is around 8-10 at the youngest and has some miles. Don't limit yourself to breed, color, size, etc... Come up with a basic criteria, and go from there:)

littlehoof 05-23-2011 11:07 AM

I'm looking at these 2 at the moment

8 yr old Clydesdale stallion, 17h.2
7 year old Clydesdale gelding 17h.4

ledge 05-23-2011 02:17 PM

20 year old dead broke kid's horse....... As far as breed I'm a fan of the AQHA, though I've seen a lot of Crack Headed Jacked up Jittery QH's, but for the most part they are quiet and calm. It comes down to the environment they are in.

littlehoof 05-23-2011 02:24 PM

Here's another I'm looking at 5years old, 16h.2 TB.
Would that horse be big enough?

TjWr 05-23-2011 02:27 PM

Littlehoof, this is a great thread to read before making any final decisions:

it's at the top of the Horse Training forum on this website.

ArabianLover2456 05-23-2011 06:52 PM

I definitely wouldn't even consider getting a horse until I had been riding for at least a year, if i was you, let alone buying a stallion!, and horses that young! a first horse should be a gentle quiet mare or gelding, of at least 10 years old but even one in its twenties would be even better! But like i said I would ride for at least a year before getting a horse if I was you.

FeatheredFeet 05-23-2011 06:53 PM

You seem to be a bit hung up on a taller horse. Since you are still a beginner, I'd look at a nice, older, cob type. A horse with plenty of miles under him. Probably a gelding would be the best choice. Lots of time later, to upgrade if you feel inclined.


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