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I am interested in hearing your opinion on which type of horse you think is best out of these categories:

- The hotbloods, like Thoroughbreds and Arabians?

- The coldbloods, like Shires and Haflingers?

- The warmbloods, like Hanoverians and Trakehners?

And then choose any breed within those that you prefer or like.

It will be nice to see all of your opinions. Thanks. :)
 

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Coldbloods.
- Schwarzwälder Kaltblut
- Comtois

Schwarzwälder Kaltblut are my number one favourite.
Comtois are my second favouties to Kaltblut's.

My favourite mix is Volcan's breed, 50% Gypsy Vanner, 25% Thoroughbred and 25% New Forest. He's counted as a Warmblood since Vanners are Coldbloods and TB's are Hotlboods.
 

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I think everyone has a breed that has eye appeal for them. However, I think the biggest factor in breed choice is what you want to do with the horse. Then you look at breeds that are best suited to those activities. Earlier in my life when riding for hours and cantering miles on end were the "it" for me, my TWH/QH mare filled the bill. In my life right now I want a brief W/T now and then but also want some help moving limbs and firewood. While I do enjoy looking at the Arabians, Andalusians and such, I want a slow and steady worker and that's my Percheron/Belgian gelding.
 

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Mine is the warmbloods.

My personal favorite breed is the Holsteiner, because my interest is in show jumping, and they can be some of the best show jumpers.
 

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Coldbloods.
- Schwarzwälder Kaltblut
- Comtois

Schwarzwälder Kaltblut are my number one favourite.
Comtois are my second favouties to Kaltblut's.

My favourite mix is Volcan's breed, 50% Gypsy Vanner, 25% Thoroughbred and 25% New Forest. He's counted as a Warmblood since Vanners are Coldbloods and TB's are Hotlboods.
He could never be a warmblood because you do not describe warmbloods based of mixing a hotblood with a coldblood. Your horse is a draft cross nothing more, nothing less. If he is not registered then he is a grade horse.
 

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He could never be a warmblood because you do not describe warmbloods based of mixing a hotblood with a coldblood. Your horse is a draft cross nothing more, nothing less. If he is not registered then he is a grade horse.
That is true. A warmblood isn't a direct mix between hotbloods and coldbloods. It comes over bloodlines, and you have special warmblood breeds.
 

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Hotblood:)
C'mon The THoroughbreds:D
I'm A Bit Biased Lol!
 

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I don't know because my horse is an Irish Sport Horse which is really 3/4 TB and 1/4 Draft so like I don't really know lol
shauna id call them hot blood as they're mostly thoroughbred!
 

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I must admit. Thoroughbreds do make nice allrounders.....hmmmm.....difficult choice....... :lol:
 

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I like Scandinavian bred Warmbloods (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Finnish). I loooove Hanoverians though. My favorite horses are usually mixes of these breeds.
 

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In general, I would have to say coldbloods. The Bashkir Curlies are my favorite breed and majority wise they are a cold blooded breed. My gelding is the exact spitting image of that (although, lol he does have his spastic BLAHHHH moments :) ) But, I dont mind having a hotblooded horse. My other horse is a Arab X Bashkir Curly and she can go go go all day. On a scale of one to ten, one being the coldest horse out there she is about a seven or a eight. But, yeah, in general I would have to say coldbloods would win my vote.
 

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That's kind of a tricky classification because of the Warmblood category. By process of elimination, all ponies and stock horses for example would be considered "warmbloods". And yet we all have a pretty definate term of what Warmbloods actually are. I think in these times, terms like Ponies and Stock Horses definately have to be added to the range of definition or they're left out.

Either way, I'm definately more of a hot blooded person. I prefer the horses with quite a bit of pep and vinegar, ones with good speed and stamina. More directly, I'm hopelessly obsessed with Arabs.

However, I like them because of what they're good at. If I ever got into jumping, I'd definately be turning my eye more to the Warmblood category, or possible still a Thoroughbred.

I'm really interested in some gaming, so I actually bought a 2 year old Paint filly. Haha, she may not be much better at it then my Arab, but I think she's a lot more likely to be (my Arab doesn't have the power on her haunches) so I was happy looking into other breeds.

It all depends on what my interest is, and it tends to change a lot! I like doing EVERYTHING, I swear!
 

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Honestly, lol, i LOVE drafts, but will turn my head and drool over Hot Bloods,
But my absolute favourite is drafts and especially GYPSY VANNERS !!!
:)
 

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I'm a fan of hotbloods, Arabs in particular (I'm not much of a fan of TB's but that's just me). I like them the best when they're like my girl, she's steady when I need her to be but she has no qualms about having a little fun now and then. I also feel that she has the guts to get us out of almost any situation we get into, and get us out safely because she's smart as well as gutsy. I also love how I don't have to mess around with to try to get her to go faster yet she's very responsive to me when I ask her to slow down.

I do like a good coldblood every now and then however, and I'm sure that most any horse that fully enjoys their work and is well trained can behave in the ways I just described Lacey behaving. =)
 

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Can I just have one of EVERYTHING?
 
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