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 Hello all, I have a question for you. I want to know which horse breed is best for trail riding?

 one which would be a smooth rider. dont need a speed horse just a nice easy going one.

  oh and good for a novice. Thanks

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We are 'quarter horse' kind of folk.  Currently have a 4yo and a 3yo that are absolutely awesome anywhere... barn, trails, pasture... you name it. 

I got lucky and found Bear, my buckskin, pretty quick when I was in the market for a new one a year and a half ago.  My husband, on the other hand, went through several before finding Sam, his 3yo Gray. 

We mostly walk, because we just like to relax and enjoy the scenery, but they have pretty awesome jogs and lopes if/when we want to go that route. 

It really all depends on what you are looking for in a horse and what you want to do with it.

Good luck in your decision and search.  Hope you find exactly what you want.  Keep in mind if you feel yourself 'settling' for not exactly what you want, chances are you will regret it.


My vote would be a Rocky Mountain Horse also known as a Kentucky Mountain Horse. . I own TWH and RMH. All of my RMH have been calm and smooth gaited. They seem to be part mountain goat. As mentioned, not all horses have a smooth gait and I have never ridden two horses that feel exactly the same. If you want a good solid trail horse my opinion would be a RMH. 

Its really gonna come down to what kind of horse you get comfortable with.  I have always had spotted saddle horses and wouldn't want anything else on a trail or anywhere else.


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