Don't pick a breed. Pick a horse. Especially if you're new to horses, look for one that is quiet and willing. And don't pick it by yourself. Have an experienced person--who knows your skill level--go with you and give you advice, and then listen to them!
true..true...i have seen arabs that are calmer than quarters even though everyone always says quarters are wayyyy calmer. every horse is different.
You should pic an arabian! they are majestic loyal and beautiful! wonderful horses for kids too!
My first and second horses were Arabians and took very good care of me. My first one was lazy and gentle, the second one was more high strung, but I was ready for him at that point.
But it is really silly to just start blurting out breeds when we have no idea what the original poster wants it for. Trail? English? Western? Something else?
we have asked...and the OP hasn't said anything except that she/he is a timid rider.... :wink: