How to Find the Right Horse Breed for You

So you want a horse for either yourself or your child. Well, here's your way to be sure about the kind of horse to look for.

Steps

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    Decide what you're going to be using your horse for. Maybe dressage, the art of lateral movements and obedience. Or cross country, racing along the field over difficult obstacles. Could it be racing, speeding down a racetrack at 45 mph (72 km/h)? Many do show jumping, a competitive way to show off your skill. Horses could be fancy competitors for experienced riders. You could get a pony for someone who's inexperienced, or just for fun.
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    Think about the facilities you have available for a horse. Hardy native breeds do well living out all year round so you only need a pasture, whereas finer horses like thoroughbreds may need stabling over the winter so you will need stables as well as grazing.
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    Certain breeds have general temperaments. Some low-key and good-natured breeds of equine are are:

Tips

  • Remember these are just the basics of good breeds! You can see all of the breeds at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse_breeds
  • Also, the breed is not everything! Breeds can do a lot, but how the horse is trained does even more to the character of the horse.
  • You can also research horse breeds for the prettiest, calmest, shortest, and tallest by checking out books from the library or just researching online (like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse_breeds).
  • Temperaments also varies, this was just the general idea.
  • Morgans are very friendly and most quite kid friendly! But a lot are also very fancy, showy, and spicy horses that no beginner should ride!

Warnings

  • Horses are dangerous when mishandled

Article Info

Categories: Buying and Owning a Horse | Horse Breeding