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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 12:27 PM
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Which of these horses do you prefer?
Edited on Fri Sep-25-09 12:27 PM by skygazer
A. The Arab



B. The Standardbred (on the left) or C. The Morgan (on the right)



D. The Quarter/Arab cross



E. The Thoroughbred




:P I love copycats that give me a chance to show off the kids!


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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 12:28 PM
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1. The Arab.
Beautiful horse.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 12:32 PM
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2. All of them, but the little girl in me says that if the Arab was a black stallion it would win!
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 12:45 PM
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5. My first horse was a black stalliion
That's no joke - he was a 4 year old black Morgan stallion, small (14.1 hands) with a gorgeous glossy black mane and tail, beautiful little round hooves and the nicest, sweetest disposition you could ask for. I was 10 years old and it was like all my dreams came true with him.

This is him with my mom riding (my mom was petrified of horses but Diablo cured her :) ) -



And here I am riding him in the 4th of July parade - I was about 12 and those are mares ahead of us. He was a perfect gentleman.


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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 12:51 PM
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6. He was beautiful!
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 12:37 PM
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3. Sorry, none of them. I picked the wrong bar tonight.
If I ever own a horse, I know exactly what I want him to look like.

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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 12:40 PM
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4. Appaloosa
Edited on Fri Sep-25-09 12:41 PM by Deep13
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 12:54 PM
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7. What, no draft horses? Not even a Friesian or draft mule?
:P

I like the coloring of the thoroughbred :D

Who's got the best disposition of them all?
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 12:57 PM
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8. I haven't owned any drafts
But I love 'em. I used to live on a farm that had about 30 or more Belgians - they were so beautiful.

The TB is the horse I own now and I love her coloring too. She's a dark, glossy bay and she's a great-granddaughter of Seattle Slew. As for best disposition, I think my little black Morgan Diablo had the best. He was the most honest and forgiving horse I've ever had the privilege to know.
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 01:05 PM
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9. I've never owned a horse.
If I had the land and the income to keep one, I'd pick one of the draft breeds.

That's a lot of Belgians on one farm, too! And a lot of hay to feed them ;)

I got the idea the Morgan was the best from your other posts. What I meant was of the ones you own now. Or is it just the TB at the moment? I'm unclear on how many horses you own... :)
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 01:12 PM
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10. Just the TB at the moment
It's expensive to keep a horse. I don't have anywhere at home to keep her so I board. Either way, it's not cheap. She's only 4 years old and very green so she keeps me busy enough!

The Arab and the Standarbred are horses I've owned in the past. The Arab/Quarter cross is my daughter's horse.
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 01:20 PM
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11. What? No ponies?
I want one!
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InvisibleTouch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 06:34 PM
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12. Love them all, but out of these pictures...
...I will pick the Quarter/Arab cross. Love that coloring!

I'm partial to Arabs because to me they are the classic beauty in a horse, but for riding I've come to really like Tennessee Walkers.
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Demoiselle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 07:14 PM
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17. I agree...
The Quarter/Arab cross picture is gorgeous...But I love all horses. Tennessee Walkers are great for long rides and those of us who find posting tedious.
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county worker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 06:40 PM
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13. Arab by far. I had three of them until 2 years ago.
I had to move from our 20 acres and could not keep them. They are probably the only horse breed that shows affection like other pets.

Our Arabs were free to roam our land and come to the house when ever they wanted to. They would have come inside if we would have let them. We were all one big happy family. I sure do miss them.

Abir Israel - gelding bay
Primo Tiempo - gelding grey
Bask Calidae - mare bay.
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 06:47 PM
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14. Morgon 1st, smart tough horses, then the Arab/quarter mix
Edited on Fri Sep-25-09 06:48 PM by NMDemDist2
agile with stamina

t'breds are dummys that spook too easy IMO

arabs are beautiful and tough but stubborn :lol:
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Graybeard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 07:05 PM
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16. +1 for the Morgan.
The Pony Express and U.S. Cavalry in the old west. The sole survivor of Custer's regiment was a Morgan/Mustang mix, "Comanche". Mounted police have preferred Morgan horses to cope with city conditions.
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 08:01 PM
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22. I think you're giving TB's a bum rap
They tend to be extremely hard-working, willing horses and in the right hands they'll go to hell and back.

My TB is only 4 years old but she is bombproof, spooks at nothing and will go anywhere. As for Arabs being stubborn, I disagree with you there, too. Arabs are smart and you have to work with them, not try to force them. If you do work with them though, they will take care of you.

Horses are a lot smarter than people give them credit for, imo.
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 08:05 PM
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25. i can only speak of the individuals I have known
and not all of them were in capable hands......

i'll still take a quarter/arab any day though...
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 06:59 PM
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15. I like The Thoroughbred.
I prefer the larger face, but I don't know why.

Thanks for the pictures.

:hi:

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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 07:30 PM
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18. You don't have anything in blue? I need blue
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 07:30 PM
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19. You don't have anything in blue? I need blue
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ellaydubya Donating Member (301 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 07:51 PM
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20. No question- the Quarter/ Arab!!!
I love quarterhorses- truly magnificent animals!!
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 07:52 PM
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21. That Palimino.
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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 08:05 PM
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23. How do you tell them apart?
I'm serious. I'm just a city girl and they all look like generic horses to me.
Feel free to pity my ignorance.
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 10:40 PM
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30. I appreciate people who will admit their ignorance
I consider them a lot smarter than those who pretend they know what they're talking about when they don't.

Horse breeds, like dog breeds, have different characteristics that are unique to them. From the pics posted above, most people wouldn't be able to say for sure what breed they were - I know because they were/are my horses. But given a conformation shot, one in which the horse is shown from the side standing square, most horse people could tell you what breed it probably is.

Differences in size, musculature, general body type (stocky, slender, tall, lean, short or long-backed), mane and tail, sometimes coloring, shape of head, set of neck, legs and feet... Some breeds are easier to recognize than others and some horses of a particular breed don't have the typical characteristics.

I'm not sure if you really wanted an answer to that question but there you are. :)
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 08:05 PM
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24. This one
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 08:08 PM
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26. Altair, Aldebaran, Antares, and Rigel
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Graybeard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 08:38 PM
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27. And they gave the Oscar to Hugh Griffith?
These beauties stole the movie (Ben Hur) by far.
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triguy46 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 08:45 PM
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28. None. I'll take the Horse of the Year
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Binka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 11:41 PM
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33. I am going to a KJ fund raising gala tomorrow
I'll tell Jess and Barbara you love their girl.
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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 10:18 PM
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29. The biggest ,strongest ,one you have!!! Girl or Boy
:o
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 10:47 PM
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31. They are all gorgeous. I am hankering for a Buckskin....
maybe like this (always been partial to Saddlebreds)
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Zavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 10:50 PM
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32. I'll go with D, by a nose.
But you can't go wrong with any of these choices.
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dropkickpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-26-09 12:31 AM
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34. Of riding horses I am partial to Morgans
I learned to ride on an old morgan gelding named Comanche. He was an awesome horse, the patience of a saint to put up with me.
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