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post #1 of 6 Old 02-12-2015, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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Horse Temperment Rate Scale

How does the horse temperament scale work? Does anyone have a chart handy?
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post #2 of 6 Old 02-12-2015, 08:03 PM
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are talking about the scale of 1 -10 for sales ?
1 is very very gentle and calm
10 is a horse that is extremely hard to handle to sensitive
as I laughingly state one is pot stoned and the other is a crack head.. lol
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post #3 of 6 Old 02-13-2015, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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Does anyone have the entire chart? Just curious about where my horse falls. I think he is somewhere between a 2 and 4 depending on his mood but would like a definitive chart.
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post #4 of 6 Old 02-13-2015, 12:44 PM
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Its pretty subjective. Every ones opinion of where a horses temperament falls is VERY different. What I would call a 1-2, some might call a 5-6.

I doubt that there is a true chart to tell you, where your horse lands. to many variables.

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post #5 of 6 Old 02-13-2015, 12:48 PM
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Very true Jim. My mare was ranked at a 3 in her sales ad. She might be a 3 compared to other Morgans but compared to the average horse population I would probably put her at a 5 or 6.
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post #6 of 6 Old 02-13-2015, 01:53 PM
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I'm going to agree that it's very subjective. With me on most days my mare is a nice, easy 2, maybe 3. When she's being handled by other people that number escalates rapidly. I don't even want to think about what she would have been considered when I first bought her.
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