Anyone have experience with Oldenburgs and/or Irish sport horses? - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
 9Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 16 Old 10-09-2012, 09:57 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,268
• Horses: 2
I've ridden a couple horses of both the breeds you're talking about and I've enjoyed my time on both of them.

I leased an Oldenburg for quite a while and he was a joy to ride. Occasionally a little hot, but overall very willing and a real "trier". The Irish horses I've ridden have all been pretty intelligent and also very, very willing as well. They all really seemed to want to do things right, but they're also more apt to be a little more like, "Uh, are you sure we're going to do THAT?" I rode in a clinic once with Eric Horgan and a friend of mine was on an Irish horse and the horse kept getting put off and stopping, but it was always a pretty honest thing where he realized the rider wasn't sure what she wanted. Eric Horgan just said, "You know, you can always tell when an Irish horse is going to stop far sooner than you can tell for any other breed I've worked with."

Overall, I've enjoyed working with both breeds, so I think a cross of them would be pretty awesome to work with. All horses are individuals though, so just keep that in mind when you go look at this horse in particular.

"Always be yourself. Unless you can be a unicorn. Then, always be a unicorn."
Strange is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 16 Old 11-25-2012, 01:52 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 50
• Horses: 2
I have been fortunate enough to be around a lot of Oldenburgs. But, that can basically mean any breed. You should really look into your horses bloodlines. I have known Oldenburgs that were the traditional German bred, which were very stout, big boned, and very sturdy. While I have also seen Oldenburgs that were a whole bunch of random horse breeds thrown together. Like thoroughbred, shire, quarter horse. This is because the Oldenburg registry, at least in America, is very lenient about the horses that are accepted into it. Best of luck.
tikapup1 is offline  
post #13 of 16 Old 11-25-2012, 02:27 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Goat Country with Tia
Posts: 1,977
• Horses: 2
I'm currently training an oldenburg cross who I love to death! She's once of the sweetest and smartest horses I have come across. Just an absolute cuddle bug. The ones I have been around have also been super talented. If you had the chance to be around one, I would defiantly recommend it!

"The hand should be a filter, not a plug or an open faucet."
N.Oliveira
kayleeloveslaneandlana is offline  
post #14 of 16 Old 11-25-2012, 02:55 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany- but not German =D
Posts: 5,127
• Horses: 2
Tika, what you are referring to is now known as the 'Alt Oldenburg' where as the German's are now developing the new 'modern' sport horse. I myself am not a fan of the dainty sugar creatures and prefer a bit of meat to grip between my knees.

Oldenburgs as a whole don't have 'character' traits from the breed, so much as they have traits from the bloodlines.

If you know the bloodlines of the horse, that will help.

I owned an Oldenberg called Do It Again from the Donnerhall lines. We call them Donnerblud (translates to Donnerstupid) because the D line, although it is fantastic movement, is your typical dumb-blood and unless you get that work ethic from the word go, you will work every single step of the way. Didn't stop me buying another two though ;)
DuffyDuck is offline  
post #15 of 16 Old 12-14-2012, 12:13 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Great American Dessert
Posts: 25
• Horses: 0
Irish Sporthorses are great and usually love to jump. The one I know of never refuses a jump and is a champ at fox hunting.
westdressgirl is offline  
post #16 of 16 Old 12-29-2015, 11:07 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 4
• Horses: 0
I can't speak for Oldenbergs, but we breed Irish sport horses and their temperament is one of the great assets of the breed.
They are very sociable, they really enjoy being around people. They're very quiet and brave - if they come across something new and scary they tend to turn and face it, sniff it and approach - I've never heard of an ISH bolting in fear like TBs tend to do.
One vice in their temperament is that they can be very obstinate at times, usually when they are young and trying to assert themselves. But once you work through this they are thoroughly loving and easy to live with.

Of course, I'm a bit biased

The Irish Draft has some very dominant genes, so my experience has been that even horses with 25% ID in their bloodline still has a lot of the above qualities
tinyliny and greentree like this.
Rushbrook is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Personality traits of Oldenburgs and Irish sport horse? NMdressage Horse Breeds 4 09-26-2012 08:36 PM
Experience of buying from elite irish horses ? Marge100 Horse Talk 0 10-05-2011 11:34 AM
13 Irish Sport Horses For Sale - Kilkenny, Ireland. performancehorseireland Horses for Sale 5 10-25-2010 09:06 AM
Irish Sport Horses DappledSilver Horse Breeds 2 09-29-2007 05:47 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome