hi i just wanted to know what breeds of horses people liked. i am totally against horse abuse and slaughter. i hate to see those beautiful innocent animals die just for dog meat or something like that. anyway my favorite breed of horse is paint horses. i would love to own a paint horse soon. thanks u for reading this
"There was no need for that Ruff. The new member was just asking what sort of breed of horse everyone liked. Jeezum, eat some cornflakes and settle down for goodness sake."
Couched with a political statement that the like of has resulted in horses all over the US being abandoned and starving to death. There are 2 camps in this and feelings run high. Just don't make every horse thread about horse slaughter. What I was trying to do was make the OP think. Blanket statements are like one size fits all clothing, they seldom do what they were intended for.
I have 7 horses, an Appaloosa, a CMK Arab, an old style heavy Morgan, 2 quarter horses, and 2 quarter ponies. 5 are mares, 2 geldings. In my lifetime I have never "shipped" a horse, nor have I produced a foal to ad to the population problem.
My favorites are the Appaloosa, Tennesee Walking Horse, Quarter Horse, Arabians, Paints, Lipizzan, and American saddlebred. I own a quarter horse mare, she'll be 2yrs old in may. She's a sorrel with a white star.
Hi, horse slaughter isn't for "dog meat". Europeans and Japan don't eat beef, so their main meal is HORSE! There are 3 slaughter houses left in the USA and they each slaughter 1000 head per WEEK!!! I live in a town not far from SugarCreek, Ohio, which is the LARGEST kill sale this side of the Mississippi! Held EVERY Friday and loaded with Killers! This goes far past an issue of morals or emotion for me, as I am directly involved having pulled 43 useful horses from the kill pen to place in homes (nothing wrong with them) and funded out of my own pocket. KENTUCKY brings large loads of race track horses to this sale every week for kill...when they don't run hard enough, don't win enough money, or blow a chip in a knee because they are raced as babies. Racehorse industry doesn't want to vet them, so they are thrown away. VERY SAD! Thoroughbreds are NOT the only breed of horse subject to kill.
Back to your original question. The all time fav. horse for people is the Quarter Horse because it's the most versatile horse. It also depends upon what you do. If you would like to jump horses, you probably aren't going to go with a QH, more than likely, you'll choose a hot blood. If you choose to do dressage, you would use a warm blood. I have Quarters and PAINTS! ( Also own 19 Thoroughbreds I have taken from the kill sale, rehabed them and placed them in working homes until they are no longer wanted and I take them back until another suitable home is found)
*All horses are beautiful and worthy, not just one breed*
For those of you who are pro-slaughter on unwanted horses, we are all entitled to our opinion, however, please take a moment to visit a kill sale and see how someone would rather haul a horse that is half dead or with a leg so badly damaged from an accident that's attached only by a tendon...to a sale to get their last $500 for meat out of them. Those interested should visit SugarCreek, Ohio. Until you are educated on this or any situation and have exp. in it, first hand, I'd say it's difficult to form an intelligent opinion.
As for horses reclaimed by the Humane Society or from those of neglect and abuse, there are many alternatives besides slaughter. There is a huge difference between slaughter and euthanasia. There is no bright side when dealing with the costs associated with this or any other soapbox situation where high emotion runs...just as if we asked what we do with all the unwanted children in the world??
I believe if you take on the responsibility of owning any animal, it's your responsibility to make certain it's life is the best it can be, or you have no business owning it in the first place. When the time comes you aren't able to provide that, the answer isn't to kill it, it should be to find an alternative home for the once valued member of your family.
A Paint horse IS a Quarter horse, but with color. In the 1970's, Quarter horses were being born with color and the QH registry didn't want to accept them. So The American Paint Horse Association was created! I Hope I was able to lend some insight.
Finally, those who may read this post, it goes past a matter of judgment and opinion, of which we are all entitled to our own impressions, however, these are issues of moral integrity, emotion, and sensitivity. All I ever ask of anyone is to view it with open eyes before they decide it's right or wrong.
I know this went past the "what is the fav. horse breed question", however, I felt compelled to share factual information since the other issue was addressed.
Janie Vanasdal; email@example.com
***Edited By: willowvalley on 1/23/2008 4:51:03 PM*** Reason: typo
For jumping, the usual breeds tend to be thoroughbreds, warmbloods, appendixes, and sport horses. Really it all depends on how high you want to jump, or how good of form you want the horse to have. Any horse that is sound has the ability to jump. It just depends on how far you want to take it.
Typical breeds for barrel racing are Arabians, Quarabs, Quarter Horses, and Appendix horses. Again, it all varies at how successful you want to be. Do you want to go super fast and go to nationals? Or do you want to just compete for fun? It really depends.
well I lke all sorts of horses but my most fav is gelding caurter horses there my most fav horse I absolutely hate the horses that you use in pony club because their hard mouth uncontrollable well I do like them but I don't like their riders how they pull on their horses mouth and yank on their horses mouth