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post #1 of 4 Old 12-28-2015, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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Pura Raza Espanola

I rode a PRE stallion for the first time in my life yesterday and I fell in love with his smooth gaits. Since that I have been wondering about two factors as I am planning to buy a horse some time in the near future

- Are PRE okay in terms of jumping? I am not aspiring to compete in big competitions but I would quite like to continue jumping small fences.
- How do these horses survive in colder climates? I am currently living in a country where temperatures drop significantly to the minus side in the winter.

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post #2 of 4 Old 12-28-2015, 12:14 PM
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They are one of my favorite breeds. I've seen plenty of them used for jumping. Maybe not six foot fences but they can jump. As far as the winter thing, they did get brought over here once and set loose and they seemed to survive being feral. I wouldn't think that would be a problem. Acclimation would be the key.
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post #3 of 4 Old 12-28-2015, 05:40 PM
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For small fences, as you said, they are ok! They don't make the best jumpers like warmbloods, but they are so nice to have some fun!! My horse is a lusitano (PREs and lusitanos are like brothers or cousins, very very similiar) and i've jumped him up to 1m10 at home and 1m in competition. They are super nice to ride, love to please and do everything for you, literally everything, they put their heart into everything you ask them!
Cold weather is not a problem as long as you provide him with shelter.
Good luck!!
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post #4 of 4 Old 01-12-2016, 02:44 PM
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I have 3. One is a decent jumper. Not huge fences, but lower level stuff, probably up to 3'. They are a more compact build. Very intelligent and easy to train.
I can't speak to the climate issue. I live in a mild climate. Mine do not have super heavy hair coats, so I blanket them.
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