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What breed should a new horse owner look at?

Question: I am about to buy my first horse. I have a smaller budget, and want to buy a filly. What breed is best? I like Welsh Cobs.

Answer from April Reeves: Your first horse! How exciting! I agree with you on one thing: mares. I love mares and have always had a better, all around horse with a mare than any gelding I have ridden.

Fillies are usually 4 or under, and not something I would recommend for a first horse. Look for a mare of 5 and over. Not only will their skeletal system be mature enough for you to ride consistently but their minds will also be ready for a new rider.

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