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  1. May 17, 2014
    Prairie Farm Woman

    Prairie Farm Woman Chillin' with the herd

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    I think haflingers cross welsh. We had a beauty of a pony. You could ride her as well as drive her. She was great using equipment in the garden. I loved to cultivate with her. She never stepped on anything she shouldn't.
    We have belgans now and they are great, but not like our Lily!
     
  2. May 27, 2014
    Briebomb241295

    Briebomb241295 Exploring the pasture

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    Irish sport horse is my favorite. Strong, fast, smart, spirited, obedient, beautiful, and just plain super sweet. They are very well rounded, also. dressage, jumping, trail riding, family horse, etc.
     
  3. Jul 15, 2014
    M.L. McKnight

    M.L. McKnight Overrun with beasties

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    I may be a bit of a spoiler on here but I am a Mule fan.

    I wanted a horse to ride so I began looking at the various breeds and I was having a hard time finding one that I wanted that was close enough to my farm to get. As far as breed went- I decided not to be as particular, I simply wanted a roan. After seeing Morgan Freeman's horse in the movie 'Unforgiven', I was immediately hooked. (Some have told me that his horse wasn't a true roan given the splotches here and there, it didn't matter, the horse was pretty.)
    I found a Strawberry Roan mare who was just as pretty as can be, but she was scarcely 13 hands- that was too short for me so I kept looking. After having no luck I found myself stuck inside on a rainy day and 'Gunsmoke' was on. In the episode, Festus ended up having a race with one of the townsfolk who had a bad habit of gambling and betting, they were racing from one point and were going to see who could get to Dodge first. Well, that fella lit out on his horse and left Festus in his dust, Festus calmly trotted his mule down the path, cut through a deep gulch which saved several miles, came up the other side and beat the fella to town! I thought that was neat and started reading about mules, talk about some interesting critters!
    After reading, I made up my mind that I was a mule man. For what I'd be giving up in speed I would be gaining in sure footed-ness and strength. The fact that they live so long was appealing too. So, a few weeks later I found an add, called and went to go take a look at a young mule. When I got there I met this 18month old girl with long ears and big pretty eyes. I checked out the basics, walked her around a bit, talked to her and decided that she needed to come home with me. I took an apple out of my coat, gave her a bite and she followed me on the trailer.
    That is the story of how Allie came to my farm. She is a tad over 2 years old now and I have been working with her using a saddle pad. She leads and comes up to you willingly, stands for trimming and runs all over the pasture. I'll have her broke before too long and in time I'll take her hunting.
     
  4. Jul 15, 2014
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Herd Master

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    Now, that is cool! I've always been a wannabe mule owner, but never made the jump.
     
  5. Jul 15, 2014
    Bunnylady

    Bunnylady True BYH Addict

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    My first mini was (and still is) a mule; I've been owned by her for 6 years. I have 2 other minis and 2 Quarter Horses; if I could only keep one, it would be the mule.:love
     
  6. Jul 16, 2014
    bnttyra

    bnttyra Chillin' with the herd

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    Without a doubt my favorite is quarter horses, mostly the old school cutting/cowhorse types.

    It is probably because I show reining and reined cowhorse but I have a thing for short stocky horses that are quick and will work a cow. Nothing more exciting to me than a good cutting horse or taking a cow down the fence!
     
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  7. Dec 14, 2017
    RacehorsesRock

    RacehorsesRock Chillin' with the herd

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    I think Thoroughbreds, their speed and beauty intrigues me. I have three of my own, Romeo, London, and Archie, so obviously I'm gonna pick TB's. Although, I will say, I once had a Quarter Horse and he was a GREAT horse. He taught me barrels and even taught me to ride. He was my first horse, I love him. Sadly, he died last year. R.I.P. Oreo..but yeah, Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses are my favorite. There was a TW in my stable once, she was a great horse too. She was rescued from the Big Lick, so we couldn't ride her, her legs were too badly damaged.