I hate the feel of riding a downhill horse. Luckily I have never owned one, at least not enough that I noticed. But I've test ridden a few and I hate that feeling.
I believe I've read that downhill horses are faster for racing. And that's why some Quarter Horses are downhill. I could be mistaken, but that's what I've heard.
I would like to learn more too. Because it's hard to imagine why anyone would breed for a downhill horse on purpose........unless it improved their speed or something like that.
Personally, I think it's a terrible quality in a riding horse. (It hurts my back) And that is coming from a trail rider. But there MUST be a reason horses are bred that way. I think it has to do with speed.
Last edited by trailhorserider; 01-17-2020 at 01:39 PM.