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I need help, i'm probably getting a horsae soon and i was wondering what's a good breed for a begginer to get?
 

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Breed has nothing to do with ability. You need to look for an experienced, calm horse, most likely the kind that they recommend for 4-H or specifically say beginners. Don't look at problem horses with the hopes you can "change" them. You don't need those kind of difficulties with your first horse and it will just end up with both of you being frustrated.
 

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In my opinion, beginners do not need to have horses, especially if they cant do their own breed research. I dont mean to be rude, and I know I am, but I see this happen far to often.

My personal friend who can *handle* a horse a walk/trot/canter/ small jumps, but she is not a good rider, she has RUINED a fantastic horse.

Beginner riders typically get a horse, either too strong for them(they get scared and quit riding), get bored and quit riding, or they gain bad habbits, and ruin great horses, and neither horse nor rider advance like they should.

Take lessons until your an experienced rider, and can handle many different types of horses with all types of energ levels, gaits, and problems. Then look into getting a horse.

Im sorry that i am not giving you the answer you want, but instead one you should listen to.
 

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I agree with SarahHershey...but another route is also to maybe lease one...I know some centers will eve lease their lesson horses out, that's what my first lease was. I leased and took lessons for about a year before I got my first horse. Oh and when I took lessons, it was on other horses, not just the one I was leasing.
 

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In my opinion, beginners do not need to have horses, especially if they cant do their own breed research. I dont mean to be rude, and I know I am, but I see this happen far to often.

My personal friend who can *handle* a horse a walk/trot/canter/ small jumps, but she is not a good rider, she has RUINED a fantastic horse.

Beginner riders typically get a horse, either too strong for them(they get scared and quit riding), get bored and quit riding, or they gain bad habbits, and ruin great horses, and neither horse nor rider advance like they should.

Take lessons until your an experienced rider, and can handle many different types of horses with all types of energ levels, gaits, and problems. Then look into getting a horse.

Im sorry that i am not giving you the answer you want, but instead one you should listen to.
VERY well said!
 

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I will tell you.. I am 32 yrs. old and consider myself a "beginner". There is no breed of horse that is for beginners...Although some breeds are considered to be "calmer" than others... My honest opinion is that ALL Breeds and ALL horses are unpredictable. My "beginners" experience has been that there is ALOT of "experienced" horse breeders/owners/riders that will be more then happy.. to make a dollar off you.. and tell you different.
Go "visit" a few stables and meet their trainers. A sincere trainer will give you lessons AND tell you to come hang-out at the stables, watch the handlers, meet other riders, & learn the horses personality types.
The more time you spend just hanging out at the stables, the more you will learn about breeds and their personalities and you won't need to ask anyone what type of horse they think you should get...
If you are young/ short on cash, you could try ro find a stable that would let you do some work there in exchange for lessons..
Just take your time... And get as much hands-on-experience as possible before you commit to any one horse.
Goodluck! :)
 

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I was a beginner and had my first horse well I was kinda a beginner at english riding not riding in generel. But what ever. My first was a Appendix which is QH/TB.

I suggest a Tennesse walker or a missouri fox trotter those are two really good breeds from people that are great beginner typ horses. Of course you will want to do your research of what you will want to learn.

Do you want to do english? Western?
What do u want to do?
 

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i'm a western rider, and i have been ridng for a little over 4 months or so, but thanks for the advice, i should probably stick with leasing =)
 

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if you do plan on getting a horse, get an older more experience horse and maybe see if you could take it with you for lessons at a riding school or something. that way you'd be getting the support of an instructor and you'd be able to get the feel of your horse.
 

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I think you can be a beginner and still have a horse, but I also think you should be more of an advanced beginner and be bloody **** sure you have the orse that's right for you first. As a rule-of-thumb, QH's are really good, but don't go by just that. Any breed could be fit. Make sure oyu have yourself a good, sturdy, been-there-done-that horse who can teach you and make sure you have a human teacher too.
 
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