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Q: What is a good type of horse for a first time horse owner?

November 17, 2009 | By Dottie J. | 7 answers | Expired: 1696 days ago

Dottie J.

I have never owned a horse before but in the future I would love to. I ride now and volunteer at a horse shelter and I am always at a local horse stable so I know how to handle and ride horses. I really would like to know your opinion. Thanks!

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Malory
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Nov 26, 2009

I would suggest a quarter horse or at least half. They have a good temperament and are good for beginners. I should know because i have had a horse and have been riding for 5 years! Hope this helps.

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Marissa09
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Nov 20, 2009

i would say that any horse that is a beginner horse. It really just depends on the horse. before you get a horse be sure to ride it. it doesnt really matter the kind of horse any kind of horse can be a beginner horse... but i would get to know the horse first.

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Passion4pasos
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Nov 18, 2009

Depends on your riding ability but you generally want to look for a nice quiet mare or gelding. As the others said, it would be nice to rescue one, from an auction or a shelter in your area. Also, a middle aged-older horse that is trained, you dont want to get yourself into paying a lot of money for training :) foals can be a handful! And make sure you know of the horse's background and health issues. good luck! :)

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Judi D.
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Nov 18, 2009

Most Quarter Horses are quiet and tolerant of beginners. I always suggest them as first horses, though I like the Arabs myself.

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Mary C.
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Nov 18, 2009

If you can find a retired schooling horse at a shelter that would be the best horse for a beginner, schooling horses are super broke and can usually tolerate the way many differant riders ride and still respond properly. If you are looking for a gentle horse breed I find that the Quarter Horse has a very gentle disposition, depending on the cross even a Quarter cross is nice. I have own many differant breeds, even though Arabians are my favorite (they are very beautiful and graceful with their carriage) they can be very hot and high strung and may not be suitable, same sometimes with the Thoughoubreds. The biggest thing is to match your personality and experience to the right horse, whatever it may be.

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daryl b.
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Nov 18, 2009

elthels ans was a great one. but if there is not one there if you can wait till the end of summer all the kid wuiet camp horses will be comming through the auctions. a lot of these horses will be being gought up by the kilers and you would be saving one of them

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Ethel02
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Nov 17, 2009

How about a horse from the shelter, you should know their personalities from working with them.

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