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post #1 of 7 Old 07-03-2013, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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Horse Help!

I am thinking of buying a horse. Even though every horse is different, I would like to know your opinions of the following breeds I'm looking at currently:

Arabian
Morab
Standerbred
Quarter Horse
Tennessee Walking Horse
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post #2 of 7 Old 07-03-2013, 01:27 PM
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I have known or ridden or owned all of the breeds you mentioned. You didn't mention what you want to do with your horse. Show, trail ride, follow a discipline, just relax or be super competitive? Would you be keeping a horse at home where neighbors have horses or be boarding? Also depending on where you live, there may be some months where riding is not feasible.
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post #3 of 7 Old 07-03-2013, 01:54 PM
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Every breed of horse has its stregths and weaknesses in what you are looking to do. I would suggest thinking about what exactly it is you want to do with your horse now and also in the future. This will help decide what breed(s) will be best suited for you.

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post #4 of 7 Old 07-03-2013, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry, I was in a rush to finish the post! Anyway I've been focusing on huntseat equitation, and a little bit of trail riding. I will board the horse at the barn I currently ride at. :)
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post #5 of 7 Old 07-03-2013, 11:28 PM
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I'm very partial to my Standardbred. She's wonderful. She isn't offtrack though. Be wary if you do go for an OTSTB, they can be quite a handful to teach to be a "normal" riding horse

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post #6 of 7 Old 07-04-2013, 08:26 AM
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I'm partial to Arabs. They get a bad rap, but are just a bit more sensitive than other breeds. My experience is that they seem to really bond with their owners, are loyal, can go all day (and then some), learn quickly and try their best to please.

I've had QHs, too. Good solid horses, most are very even keeled and athletic.

The other breeds you mentioned....no clue. But I'm sure they have just as good or better qualities!
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post #7 of 7 Old 07-04-2013, 08:44 AM
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I'm currently leasing/riding two Standardbreds.
One is 3 and is pretty well broke. The other is 10, a little green, and raced for quite a while.

I only pleasure ride (western) but they're both fantastic. They're very eager to learn and seem to really enjoy the trails.
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