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#1 Sakura18

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:35 AM

The mare I'm thinking of trading my gelding for is a Ruffles bred Arabian aare. She is 5-6 years old. She isn't broke but her owner thinks she will be easy to do. (she will be the first horse i truley take from groundwork through riding,and she will help me along the way! :) )

Can anyone tell me about how they act/dispositions?

Edited because I put Ruffles instead of Raffles. :unsure:

Edited by Sakura18, 17 April 2012 - 01:48 AM.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:24 AM

They've always been my favorite, but there aren't so many of them around any more. Usually very sensible and with a good work ethic, if they haven't been mis-handled. Most aren't real tall, although there are exceptions. Usually solid built with a lot of Arabian 'pretty' without being exotic. They make great 'guard dogs' if they like their people.

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#3 Sakura18

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:41 AM

:yahoo: :yay: Sounds like I got me a 'Me' horse! My Arabian chose my MIL. T looks like she is built like a tank,she is a tad pudgy though. Are they generally easy to work with oz?
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Little Twister-4yr John Mule
Raven-5yr Morgan Gelding
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Dingo-3yr Imo Inu x mutt
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:42 AM

I learned how to ride on a raffles bred mare....seriously the best horse I have ever been around! Absolutely loved her! And she was built like a tank!

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:32 PM

I have always found them wonderful to work with. I still have a little Raffles running through my herd.

Edited by ozland, 17 April 2012 - 08:39 PM.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:58 PM

My mareness is a linebred Raffles - I really love my mareness. I'd love to keep her lines around, was a big fan of her sire - Questing Phar by Phar...I really love the Phar lines...wish there were more of them out there! Sporty type, willing attitude.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:25 AM

I have a 22 yr. triple line Raffles bred gelding. Had his dam for 24 yrs. She was the best kids horse you could ever ask for as is her son. He is 15.2 hands & built like a qtr. horse until he moves. Beautiful flowing movement. Very docile & great with kids or any beginner & was easy to train as was his dam.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:50 PM

Now I'm really excited to learn that she will hopefully have a good disposition! My other Arabian is quite the opposite...you have to earn her company.
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...no one wants to ride in your car because they'll get sweet feed and hay in their socks and on their clothes...but that's ok because you'll have to rearrange all the tack to make room for them anyway!

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:30 PM

I have two that have considerable Raffles back there in their pedigrees. Keep in mind that personality isn't necessarily connected to lines, especially when they're that far back.

One of mine is a relatively steady mare with an opinion on most things, but will work with an intelligent individual. However, she also is very manipulative when she wants to get out of something, a trait she shares with her half-brother.

Half brother is very sensitive, intelligent and manipulative. In order to determine whether he is really being reactive or trying to play his handler, for example, you really have to watch his body language.

These are not horses for people who are amateurs at training. They will get ahead of their handler if they can.
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#10 Sakura18

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:36 PM

Apparently her owner says she has a good temprement and she is a quick learner...but very smart like a typical Arabian! I know mine is too. Cant wait! :yahoo:
Owned by:
Sugar-7yr Molly Mule
Little Twister-4yr John Mule
Raven-5yr Morgan Gelding
BJ-9yr farmdog
Dingo-3yr Imo Inu x mutt
RIP 2/5/12 Riley-22yr Appaloosa Gelding~always in my heart. Love ya old man. </3

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:19 AM

An old family friend that used to breed Arabians has Raffles in all or most of his horses. They are all the most even tempered horses I've ever been around. Easily trainable. His can be out to pasture for years and you can pick anyone out in the field and bring them in the be ridden. It's like they've never had a break from training. They are so smart and they retain what they have learned.
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