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Rachel - 2012-12-04
So beautiful and big. Also it mezmorizes me on how amazing they are.

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Anonymous - 2012-12-04
I have had my Fjord gelding almost 2 years. He is a character---and very lazy. His ground manners are excellent. He is stubborn and willful but after some convincing alot of fun. This was my horse of choice after not riding for many years. I am not sorry. The only problem is, he is always the star and the center of attention wherever we go. I must try to ride up to his elegant beauty. Stable and calm, a real rock when around horses that are acting up. Quite a guy.

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Deborah Pearson - 2012-10-14
As the owner of Arabians as well as Morgans I must say I get tired of all the snide comments about Arabs being difficult to handle, tending to run 'hot' etc., etc. As with all animals, HOW they are handled by people makes all the difference. You spend enough time out trail riding for proper conditioning, believe me, the shying will cease once they have experienced running rabbits, bobcats and snakes. Spend enough arena time with lungeline as well as under saddle and behaviors will improve. BOTH are needed for any horse to be fully rounded and properly trained, and it has to be constant, not once a week or month. For endurance, elegance, intelligence, and personality the Arab and Morgan can't be beat. And both breeds are easy keepers. Never have had problems keeping weight on either except shortly after foaling.

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  • Barbara - 2012-10-17
    forgot to mention; both of my horses (Dolly and Erin) would come when called from out the pasture. I had boarded my Erin and the owner of the stable could not understand how I got her to come to me. I told him I loved her and she knew it; I never treated her w/ harshness; was patient and never frightened her. Got her when she was 6 mos old from my mom; she was waiting for me when I got home from college one spring. Trained her to halter, saddle, bridle, and finally rode her when she turned 3 years old. This man was impatient; punched his horses in their noses and couldn't understand why every single one of them was headshy; hated that stable but it was the only one close enough to me so I could be w/ her twice a day. Dolly came to me when she was 12 and she was the sweetest thing; could jump a fence like a hunter. Good thing we lived waaaaayyyy out in the country then and no where near any kind of paved road. She just wanted to be w/ us and would jump the fence and come to the house. Our cats would lie on her back; too funny.
  • Clarice Brough - 2012-10-14
    Good info! Its good to learn about how they can be worked with, and the great results. Thanks for sharing.
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Connie Weber - 2012-11-11
I acquired two Arabian geldings, one 17 and one 20. I love them both dearly and respect the pride they have in them, the energy is amazing. The 20 year old is underweight so I started him on beet pulp pellets and a pelletized sweet feed with cracked corn, also added vitamin supplement. Hoping he gains the weight back. Calling a vet to come check him soon, will see what he advises.

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Anonymous - 2011-11-26
I love paint horses because they are very fine.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-28
    Yes they are.
  • Anonymous - 2011-12-21
    Yes they are, I currently have one ( a stallion named Buddy)
  • RIFFKI S. - 2012-01-26
    YEAH
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May - 2009-05-20
The Haflinger also has a rhythmic gait that covers a large amount of ground. There gaits are energetic but the walk is also relaxed, as well as energetic. The trot and canter are elastic, energetic, and athletic which are balenced and even. The canter has a very distinct forwards and upwards motion.

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Amaya Cayuela - 2011-12-11
the cutest horse I ever seen I'm crazy about horses xxx :)

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Gill Cooper - 2012-10-30
My Morgans name is Cheek & he really lives up to his name . I wouldnt swap him for all the world .

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Clydesdale Mad - 2012-11-25
Who on earth said that Clydesdales were not used for ploughing? Clydesdales were bred in Scotland to work the land as well as for pulling. The true 'Scottish' breed also has 'COW HOCKS' as a standard so that their huge feet would fit into the furrows (and they still do)! Whoever wrote that Clydesdales weren't 'plough' horses is having a joke. What has America done with our Clydesdales. Not bred for ploughing and only used as 'flashy carriage horses'? There weren't any 'flashy carriages' in Scotland (we were too poor) and only 'The Laird' would have carriages when these laddies were bred. Scotland was predominently a FARMING and FISHING country back then. Where do you get your information from? My auld grandfather would turn in his grave if he heard about this.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-11-25
    I understood the information a little bit differently, saying that  their legs were bred to be very sturdy... so they are excellently suited for pulling carriages on hard cobblestone roads. Also they were used throughout many countries for farm work, so it naturally seems that they would have been used for ploughing. However I can see how it is confusing and you've provided a very interesting tidbit as well, about their being bred with 'cow hocks' as a standard, so their large feet would fit into the furrows.
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Shelley Richey - 2012-11-08
Is it good to feed them raw pototoe, he wont eat apples

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-11-09
    I don't see why a poptatoe would hurt anything - have you tried cutting the apple in half.  Just nothing with pits like a peach.
  • alex - 2012-11-19
    Don't feed potatoes to horses! They cant digest them and potatoes can become poisonous to horses.
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