A good horse is a good horse, regardless of who its parents are. Still, once you’ve spent some time in the horse world, you might find yourself developing an affinity for a particular breed of horse.
Sometimes all it takes is a single horse to win you over for a particular breed. If you learned to ride on a Shetland Pony or an American Saddlebred, that exposure is likely to stick with you. Or if your friend’s kind Appaloosa helped you get over a bad riding experience, you may have a soft spot for spots.
Of course, if you’ve found that your favorite equines have been grade horses, those of mixed or unknown parentage, the non-breed could be the breed of choice for you.
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