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you'd actually be surprised how many tbs do wp, reining, cutting, ect and excel at it. tbs are very versatile. as for qhs vs arabs, qhs win. qhs are definitely more versatile. sure, arabs can run long distances, but qhs can run short distances extremely fast. they're also a lot more hardy.

Arabians also race lol and I don't know if you missed it, but they asked MY OPINION on what is most versatile. Why tf are you trying to argue my opinion? Arabians do all of the disciplines Qhs do and more so I think that means more versatile. You aren't going to change my mind. They're incredible horses and extremely versatile. I know TBs are seen in western disciplines but there is absolutely no way the amount could possibly touch that of Arabs and QHs given western disciplines being a huge part of their breed circuit. QHs also aren't more hardy 😬 I feel like this is coming from someone with very limited experience with the breed because if you had an ounce of Arabian knowledge, you'd know what they were used for in the past along with knowing that they have incredible bone density for their size and stature along with being one of the most sure footed breeds. Lighter built doesn't make them less hardy. Stop arguing, we get it, you don't like Arabians. They're still great horses who continue to excel at basically everything even with people like you panting down their necks.

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so i just got a new horse and he is very nicely collected in the walk/trot but when i canter he throws his head in the air and won't collect. even my trainer can't get it down. especially in his flying changes. should i try a martingale on him? if so what one? or is there something else i can try?

Work on getting him to relax rather than worrying about trying to get his head down. Just work on quality of gait and getting him quieter at the canter and the rest will come. Forcing his head down while he's tight thru the back won't really help the problem so much as covering it up. If he's throwing his head dangerously high then maybe a running martingale to prevent him smacking you in the face but other than that just make sure it isn't pain related and if it isn't focus on getting a relaxed canter and worry about his head later

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do you watch greys anatomy? if so what season are you on? 😍

I donut

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I get to have a new horse, but I need one that is at my level and can take me higher. I understand I won't be jumping 4'+, and I need a permanent horse because I can't buy and sell. What are some good places to find some? (I don't have a lot of money, so my price range is around 8k and under...)

Facebook groups, horsetopia, Equine now, horse clicks, dream horse, warmbloodsforsale, best horses online, maybe big eq

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my horse always slides her tongue over the bit... What type of bridle could fix this?

Make sure the bit isn't too low in their mouth and then using a flash should make it harder. If that still doesn't work then you could look at trying a bit that's slightly ported

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my horse is pretty dangerous when lunging, as she bucks and sometimes turns into the circle and chases the lunger... I've had a trainer lunge her and she does fine, but when I do it she goes mad...

She's probably realized that she can boss you around to a certain extent or something about your body language may seem more/less aggressive than your trainer which gives her a different cue to react differently. Watch how your trainer does it and try to emulate that while having the trainer watch you

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Do you think an arthritic horse could fox hunt? (My horse can't jump, and I already do dressage, but I'm looking to branch out disciplines...)

I think most fox hunting includes some jumps and lots of galloping/long distances so I wouldn't say so but I would check with your vet because it'd depend on the severity of the arthritis!

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Haha my horse is a halter bred cow... She has pretty good confo, but she is this bulky ass thing with tinkerbell hooves...

Yeah that makes them less likely to hold up to disciplines that are hard on the legs which is unfortunate because there is less surface area to distribute weight.

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can quarter horses do dressage?

Yes definitely. QHs are actually very similar to TBs muscle fibre wise so if you find ones that actually follow the breed standard and aren't halter bred cows, they can do lots

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how much tack is too much tack for two horses?

I mean you can't really have too much tack so long as you use it. Hoarding tack that you don't use also doesn't hurt anybody; it just takes up space. I personally have 2 saddles, several bridles, 3 girths and lots of saddle pads and 2 breastplates for main types of tack and then lots of boots but it's honestly personal preference and depends on the disciplines you do also. More versatile your horses are, more tack you're likely to actually need

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Goals I really want to do that with Milo but there's no drive thrus close enough

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Do you see Arabs & qh top level eventing though? No tb clean up, they are all versatile and can do everything but Arabs may be better at western & tb English doesn't mean one breed is better than the other and you should know it depends on the individual horse not the breed as a whole

I never said they were better? Being good at the top levels of one or two sports isn't versatility so why are you getting butt hurt about me saying TBs aren't as versatile? They're masters of a few disciplines but overall, they are no where near as versatile as Arabs or Quarter horses. Arabs aren't even my favourite breed, TBs are but I'm not going to lie and pretend TBs are more versatile when they aren't. Stop getting butt hurt and acting like I'm insulting breeds or saying one is better than the other. If you're old enough to be on the internet you should be able to handle someone discussing versatility without getting all bothered and acting like I'm outright insulting TB/

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I just looked at a horse to buy that they only ride in a hackamore because apparently she tosses her head with a bit. Would you ever purchase a horse with this flaw?

Yeah, I think it'd be a fairly easy fix. Probably needs some work done on her mouth or just needs to find a bit that she likes and learn how to relax into the bridle. Unless there's something really anatomically wrong with her mouth, you should be able to find her a bit and if not, you could look at transferring her to a side pull if you aren't looking to show dressage or hunters

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What you said about arabs was great! Almost all the horses I have leased have been arabs and they're really wonderful!

They're fantastic. I think they're the most versatile given how well they can do in varying types of disciplines and that they'd even beat out QHs in that regard because of them excelling in endurance disciplines as well. I don't know why people get butt hurt because just because certain breeds aren't as versatile doesn't mean they aren't good. I love a good TB but unless someone can show me a large group of Thoroughbreds tearing shit up on the reining circuit and in western pleasure classes, I can't say they're more versatile than Arabs and Qhs.

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honesty hour

Sure, I'll answer anything but opinions of other ppl on ask haha

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Hi I have a big issue with pinching my knees while riding and I was just wondering if you have any ideas/tips to help me stop? I do have a trainer but I just like having other peoples ideas as well

Leah walton

Strengthen your lower leg and try to anchor with your heel whilst keeping your calf on

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Which sound gives you goosebumps?

The sound cellophane makes when people crumple it ☹️

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Hi so someone asked me to start exercising their horses in the summer do people usually bring their own tack? Or should I just use theirs?

Expect to use theirs unless they ask for you to bring yours or you specifically ask if you can use theirs

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if a guy cuddles with another girl while dating someone else would you consider that cheating?

Yeah that's pretty weird haha. Especially since odds are he wouldn't be comfortable with his girlfriend doing that. Only exception I think would be if it's like a platonic friend they've had for years

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Would you rather suffer extreme cold or extreme heat?

Probably going to die either way so may as well get a tan

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Random question but do you wax?

Not usually because I'm broke and it's only really worthwhile imo to do it professionally but in the summer and stuff, sometimes

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I live in BC too and I'm interesting in Arabs, is there anywhere that specializes in them that you know about?

There are tons of training and breeding farms locally. I don't agree with a lot of the training practices associated with the actual Arab circuit but if you're looking to get into that and are from the lower mainland I can give you names of trainers that I think are decent. There's a lot of breeding stables out here like Flightline and Sky's the Limit

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Arabs are not the most versatile breed haha tbs are! Arabs are generally hot heads that don't jump overly well and have hella ugly faces (purebreds)

TBs aren't anywhere near as good at western disciplines or endurance so no, they aren't on the same level as the "jack of all trades" breeds like Arabs and QHs. I showed Arabs for like 10 years and they're only hot heads if you can't handle them properly. Same stereotype as people who say TBs are hot headed idiots. Overly dished faces is a result of poor breeding just like the long backed, straight legged TBs. don't be a jerk just because you don't like Arabs. Doesn't change that they're good horses and I'm fairly certain I've handled far more than you have haha

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