For many people who love horses it is a lifelong love affair. As a child, many people enjoy reading books like black beauty and taking riding lessons. People who love horses fill their lives with them – home décor like this bronze horse sculpture by Gill Parker and pictures of horses are a big part of life, but the best thing of all for any horse lover is being able to own a horse.
If you are just about to embark on the amazing journey of owning your very first horse, here are the breeds that you should consider as the best first horses for new owners…
American Quarter Horse – This is the most popular breed in America, famed for their steady temper and reliable nature. They are energetic horses, but their easy natures make them great for beginners.
Morgan – These sweet natured horses are great with people and are especially good with children if you are going to be introducing children to riding. They are willing to please and have laid back temperaments.
Clydesdale – These gentle giants are large horses with very good manners! Quiet and gentle they are great first horses, so if the size doesn’t deter you, they are a great choice for a first horse.
Kentucky Mountain Horse – These horses are not only comfortable to ride due to their unique gait, but they also extremely calm and gentle horses who are fairly hardy.