The Best Horse For A New Rider is . . . . ?

What is the best for horse for a new or beginning rider? It’s a good question and deserves a good answer. As far as we are concerned, the best horse for a new rider is a well-broke horse that knows his job. A horse that gets the job done regardless of the circumstances or the experience of the individual on his back. A horse patient enough to put up with silly mistakes and not take advantage of the inexperience or lack of skill. There is no special breed or type or size. It’s more about disposition, training, and attitude than breed, age, or anything else.

Common sense tells you a horse with a long work history may have more to offer, but just like people some of these horses learned bad habits or developed a disdain for those who don’t know what they are doing. Some breeds tend to be hotter and less willing to accept mistakes. While we like the American quarterhorse, some lines aren’t as suited for beginners, especially those with racing blood lines.

In short, the best horse for someone learning to ride is the horse that will allow them to develop confidence, have fun, and enjoy riding. The only downside is once hooked, it becomes a lifetime addiction.!


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