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View Poll Results: Favorite breed for eventing?

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  • Thoroughbred or Thoroughbred Cross

    94 58.75%
  • Appaloosa

    3 1.88%
  • Warmblood or Warmblood Cross

    13 8.13%
  • AQHA/APHA

    6 3.75%
  • Pony

    6 3.75%
  • Irish Horse

    22 13.75%
  • Morgan

    6 3.75%
  • Arab

    2 1.25%
  • Draft or Draft Cross

    5 3.13%
  • Other

    3 1.88%
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  1. #1
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    Default Favorite breed for eventing?

    What is your favorite breed for eventing? Just curious...
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    If I had to choose JUST the breed, it would be TB every time.

    Since I get to choose the HORSE, though, my upcoming eventer is an Arab.
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    Ponies!
    pony rider for life♥

    But really, whatever can do the job is good enough for me.
    Three phases; two hearts; ONE passion ♥ EVENTING.



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    My "Irish Horse" is also a "Thoroughbred Cross" so I'm not sure which to choose. She's very much a sum of her parts, both Irish and TB. A good mix of the best of both parents, not very much of the worst.
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    The muttley pony has both wb and appy bits, but is about 5/8 TB. Almost everything else I've evented on (except as a kid) has been all or mostly TB
    OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!



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    TB all the way... though I secretly covet an eventing Morgan!!!



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    So...if your horse has one thoroughbred parent and one Warmblood parent and is registered warmblood, is it a warmblood, warmblood cross or thoroughbred cross?

    What if it is a draft/thoroughbred cross and registered with the American Warmblood Association? Is it a warmblood, warmblood cross, draft or thoroughbred cross?

    Personally, I will take whatever enjoys the job.



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    I've got a Trakehner that's 3/4 Trak x 1/4 TB that's to die for (well, I think so, anyways ). I know people say that Traks are hot and silly, but this is my second - I had a mare who was 1/2 Trak and 1/2 Hanoverian - and they've both been laid back, easy-going ponies.
    "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." - Thomas Edison

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    Quote Originally Posted by TB or not TB? View Post
    TB all the way... though I secretly covet an eventing Morgan!!!
    I've got the best of both worlds...a TB/Morgan cross! He's such a cool little guy...puts a huge smile on my face every time I ride him! I've just started him over fences and look forward to taking him to his first horse trials later in the season. So far, he thinks jumping is the greatest thing since sliced cheese! He's having so much fun with it!

    Katja



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    Another vote for Thoroughbreds.



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    If I had to choose one breed to event it would always be a TB or a mostly TB cross. However......I have a big love of Irish horses. My big gelding looked all irish, but was actually 3/4 TB 1/4 Irish....noone would ever guess.

    Johanna
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    eventer mi, they are, they are! I have a full Trak gelding who's an awesome event horse. My trainer (a TB person through and through) who competes him exclaimed after their first x-country phase, Wow, I didn't know a warmblood could have a gallop like that!
    ~Another proud member of the TrakehNERD clique ~



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    Quote Originally Posted by TB or not TB? View Post
    TB all the way... though I secretly covet an eventing Morgan!!!
    There is no shame in that!

    I'm not a "real" eventer, but my ideal event horse would be a Morgan/TB cross... maybe someday

    I voted "Morgan," because until I get the aforementioned cross, it's Morgans for me for everything I do!
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    Irish all the way!



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    Not just Thoroughbred, off the track Thoroughbred!

    I really want a Connemara TB cross but I know at the end of the day with so many amazing horses at the track that need homes I would never go out and buy a horse.. i'm too cheap!



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    I evented (and won) through Prelimin on two different WONDERFUL
    Appies - one 16 hands and the other 16.3. Maybe they were exceptions, but I never worried about a course when riding those horses. The one on which I won at Prelim had gone Intermediate with a previous rider and was both were probably capable of advanced under the right rider (not me!), though the first - the 16-hand-er, was probably lacking in the speed department if he were to go Advanced.



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    Connemara cross.

    Though my AngloxIrishxFrench is coming along very nicely.
    Janet

    chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).



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    3/4 TB 1/4 WB cross. TB stallion(light on top) on WB/TB mare(heavy on bottom). I think(FWIW) that 3/4 TB is easier to get and keep fit and the WB portion has the advantage of being selectively bred(depending on the breed and bloodlines) for some of the characteristics we look for in eventing-scope, ridability,etc. It's a bit harder to know TB lines because the data used to only apply to racing success-although there are many very knowledgeable posters here that can steer you in the right direction on TB lines and eventing success! I do wish I had the money to put my theory into practice.....



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    Default Love TB's but....

    Evented Quarter horses, Appendix QH, TB's and now a Warmblood. I loved them all, but I am over the top in love with my Warmblood. My poor husband!



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    Default whoop

    Quote Originally Posted by 2Cool4U View Post
    Irish all the way!
    Im with u there all the way..
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