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Yaseen - 2013-05-06
The post contains lot of informations about Marwari horses. but i think it need some more Addons, 1. First of all marwari horses are 15 hands or above high, normally its 15 to 15.5 or 16 hands, I met a marwari horse who have 16 hands hight in 23 months. 2. This horses not bred for dancing, they are bred for battle, The dancing steps of marwari horses came from the battle movements of horse which protect it's master from elephants and other enemies by quick movements. 3. Most of people believe Marwari horses have blood relation with Arabians. but some says its originated in india (they shows its curved ears. If this horses cross breed with any other breeds, It will loose the curve in second generation). 4. Even they are light horse, they are well known for its slim / Athletic body shape and high stamina and strong hooves keeps them strong. we did some experiments with retired thoroughbreds and marwaris and we find marwaris keeps a normal speed even after 1 hour (Thoroughbreds fall after 15 mins). 5. I wondered about a special gate of marwari horses its called 'REWAL', It provide master more comfort and less movements. 6. My friend fall from marwari while full gallop and suddenly horse stopped and take stand, friend escaped without any critical injury. This is one of the best attraction of marwari horses they are very intelligent. 7. But its hot blood character is very very danger, no one can predict them and i never took even a stick in front of them (i use my cane for Thoroughbreds but scared with Marwaris).

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-06
    Thanks Yaseen for all this awesome info! I'll see if we can get some of it included above... like that great stuff about their being bred for battle, resulting in the dancing movements. How cool that is to know:)
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dennis - 2010-10-31
looking at a friesian cross 15hh 1100 pounds bombproof horse very nice 9 yr gelding ny are they anymore expensive to run than a regular horse was told the same feed/shoe etc any info would be good first time owner of horse

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  • Editor's Note - 2010-10-31
    I have had several types of horses, but mostly crosses. They all needed similar basic care as far as feed, being shod, and health. Not sure if there are any extra details for a Friesian, maybe more grooming?
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Anonymous - 2012-03-04
I would love one but I wonder how fast they are?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-03-04
    Marwari's are known for their gallop, their stance and their speed so I'd say they go fast.
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Whitney Sitts - 2011-10-27
Where can i get one?

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  • Olivia - 2011-11-10
    There is a place in South Dakota where they give mustangs to kids and they can show them but after a couple of years they have to give them up and they are sold to work at ranches or stockyards. It was amazing!!! The kids learn so much from it.
  • Cathee - 2012-01-26
    Catch one!
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-27
    I am ot sre you are just allowed to go'Catch them' as in many areas theyre protected. There are many indivduals who home these amazing creatures' to prevent them and foster them. The last time looked they ran around $300 but that is unbroken.
  • Christina - 2012-04-11
    Check the BLM website :) I'm probably getting one from them. They're lovely horses!!
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Anonymous - 2010-01-24
Thank you! I'm doing a speech and this was helpful. Thanks again... oh, and nice horse!

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  • Anonymous - 2010-09-01
    Ya...My grandparents are buying a min. horse ranch and this helped me learn all about them...COOL
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Sharon tetera - 2010-06-05
What kind of bit are Lipizzans ridden with?

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  • Hanna - 2013-05-11
    Lipizzans are just like any other horse when it comes to bits. Every horse is different and prefers, or is trained with a different bit. Depending on the age of the horse, that can also play a role in which bit to use. If it's an older horse that has already been trained ask the person you purchased it from. If you purchased a youngster you can train him/her with a bit suitable to your needs.
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Nanc - 2013-05-02
What is a large person? I was considering a Connamara for a 20 year old college student weighing in at body fat real looker for competition dressage and jumping is the pony a bad idea?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-02
    Some people say the rule of thumb maximum weight for ponies in general is 20% of the horses weight, others say 30%. The Connemara Pony is one of the more sturdy breeds, and known to be able to carry much more weight than most other pony breeds. But it is still a small horse. I would suggest looking for a light horse breed that excels in those two disciplines, then you won't have to worry.
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Trista - 2013-04-30
I just bought a 7 year old Iberian sporthorse gelding. I have only had him for two weeks, and we are already falling in love. I have never met a breed with such a keen, curious, attentive and loyal temperment. He is incredible.

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wally - 2012-11-09
I was just given an Arabian and he is almost 38 years old I was wondering how long they can live to be.  He looks like his sister and she is 16 both are loving horse's

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-11-09
    I had to look it up but the info I found said between 25 and 40 years.  I have no idea what they say the life expectancy of a human is - but let's say 80.  There are many humans that life to 90 or 97 or evenover 100 - so an average or a guess is just that - a best guess so just enjoy him and don't worry about it.
  • karen - 2013-04-24
    they can live a long time
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Cora - 2013-04-21
Many years ago, I read an old western book and it talked about a spotted stallion that they could never capture. It was very smart and cunning, and had a gait it travelled for miles and never tiring. In the mid-90's, I came across a man of indian background in southeastern British Columbia who had a gaited appaloosa. I own a 23 year old gaited morgan mare whom I spent many years on trailrides and packtrips in the mountains. The gait is short-strided and easy on my hips. Does anyone know of gaited appaloosa's or what bloodlines may carry that trait? Morgans were disposed of in the horse show world if they possessed that gait in eastern USA,but it is a gait that can be rode for miles and miles. I have seen 1 gaited appaloosa recently and am interested in one in the future. Thank you. Cora

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-23
    The ancestry of the original Appaloosa horses goes back to Spanish horses brought here by the Conquistadors (16th century). The Appaloosa was then crossed with Spanish bred Paso Fino horses, which resulted in a gaited stock horse. This is a smooth running type of gait that the breeders called the 'Indian Shuffle', and is only found in the old foundation lines of Appaloosas.

    The original Appaloosa genetic pool has been greatly diluted, resulting in very few gaited Appaloosa's. There are said to be some dedicated Appaloosa breeders that are trying to revitalize their foundation genetics. So if you could locate one of these breeders, there could be a possiblity of finding an Appaloosa with this gait.

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