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Hershey Bar - 2010-08-28
They are beautiful. Have a great sense of humor and like to play. Eager to please. Great for a first horse for an older child.

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Tina - 2012-09-17
Can anyone confirm, that if a Thoroughbred Stallion is gelded at age 7, that he will always have his stallion bad habits- he is now 8 and being very pushy, taking off, fighting w/ other horses, badly enough to have one swift kick to another horse and killed it. Not a good option to rescue for a teenage experienced rider??

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-09-18
    Memories - ah those memories.  Most say it would take a year or so for the stallion to calm a bit but many say, he just won't.  He was mature and was a stalion and those behaviors have become part of his personality.  It is possible he may calm down but at 7 - he was a mature male and he will most likely retain the behaviors. 
  • Keeva - 2013-03-01
    Yes most stallions have it in their head from a very young age that there the ringleaderso best be geldedat 2-3 years old.
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Raea - 2011-10-06
The part about melanomas is actually not true. Most Lipizzaners are born with dark skin which does not lighten (only the hair does), and melanomas in the breed are very rare. Though they appear white in time, they are not classed as true white (or cremello) because of this. I own a young lippizaner gelding and though he has already lightened to a dapple gray, his skin is black.

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doug - 2013-02-06
I agree about the Morgan breed....I owned two in the past......both are gone sad to say.....both were very smart and fast learners.. used as saddle rides only but were what I call 'Lap Horses' that is to say 'they needed to be near me all the time' would jump standard fence to be near me, and walk a cattle guard with ease. The Best! Doug

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samantha collins - 2010-11-09
I own an appaloosa and I am very lucky to have her. She is my best friend, I could've never asked for a better friend. She has defended me from other horses that get jealous. I love her. If you are looking for buying a first time horse, an Appaloosa is a very good choice. =)

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  • kassie - 2011-09-13
    I agree, appys are the best!!!
    My five year old mare is an angel!
  • michell - 2011-11-15
    I have an appaloosa too and she is the best horse Ive ever had :D I love her soo much.
  • robert edwards - 2011-11-23
    I have a 4 year old appy named Amigo and he is great. Love riding him and he loves people. Great horse.
  • Appies are the best! - 2013-04-15
    i LOVE my appie named pepper! best barrel horse ever!
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athompson - 2012-04-06
I have had my fjord gelding for 10 months now. He is very good natured but does have a will of his own when he wants to ex, Bucking when he can't get his own way and sometimes takes off unexpectedly when riding outside. Does anyone else have this?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-06
    I thought that was just spirit. You wouldn't want a riding companion that doesn't have a little personality and get up and go. Would you? Now, you know sometimes you just have to let the fella think he is the boss - and then learn how to lead. I much prefer a horse with a little personality then a peaceful, always there, blah personality. He is just got a little spirit. This can be true of any breed of horse ---
  • mrs colette perriman - 2012-08-18
    Yes I have a fjord as well and he's the same.  He was great when I first got him but now very strong, and tries it on when out hacking, turns me round to go his way and I try turning him round again he gets a right strop and starts playing up. I'm quite a nervous rider to so he scares me when he does this.  If I  let him he would gallop all the way back to the yard. But so good on the ground,and very loving,just chances when out hacking.
  • Jim Smith - 2013-04-22
    Sounds to me as though the horse is in control not the rider. I have spent my entire life (58 years old)around horse. I trained professionally for 10 year, worked as a blacksmith for another 10, the balance showing and just enjoying horses. Any horse can have the issues you are experiencing with your horse. Sounds as if you would benefit from some round pen work, getting your horse in control, as well as taking the rough edges off before mounting up and heading down the trail.
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Dee M. - 2012-01-23
I used to have a Mini. Their very smart and cute!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-24
    Yes, they are fun. I had 3 mini's and one would always jump in my lap, gently but I couldn't get him out of my lap. They were loads of fun.
  • Dee M. - 2012-01-26
    Yeah, sweet, mine was called Nero. What were yours named?
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-27
    The one that jumped in my lap every time I sat down was black as coal and I named him Blackie. The two females were 2 inches larger and we named them Nicky and Queen. We had 7 large dogs and the horses would run with the dogs (or vice versa) and one time the horses ate the dog good cuz I forgot to cloe the kennel door. Not a good day and definitely a mess but funny. Kids let the horses in the house one day --
    It was fun.
  • Dee M. - 2012-01-29
    What happened to your minis?
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Gaurav Joshi - 2009-04-01
The above given information is not 100% true. I don't have any doubt that Francesca Kelly and Raghuvendra Singh are trying to promulgate and promote, but we know this breed from 1973 and we are keeping them like Marwari. This breed was made for war's so they are hot blood, but they are very friendly horses. They enjoy riding and they love to travel long distance so people call them an endurance horse. They are very good jumpers also, but due to the hot mind, a rider needs a lot of patience to train them for jumping or dressage. But they are very intelligent horses, so they always try to use they own mind during time of schooling.

Gaurav Joshi (World Youngster Trick Rider, National Champion Endurance Rider)

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Anita Arnold - 2011-10-25
We have a 6 month old Percheron mix filly. We want to train her to pull a cart. Her sire is part of a team that pulls a carriage at parades and rodeos.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-26
    That would be loads of fun - can I come?
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Mary DeWolf - 2013-01-22
I started at age one with my father holding my ankle and have loved Shetlands and then horses for my 83 years. Our ponies were black with white markings, and I never saw other colors until today near El Paso, Texas: two of the sweetest little bay ponies with flaxen tails!


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