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HI Spy: Describe Your Dream Horse

If you could design the perfect horse for you, what would it be?


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What would your dream horse look like?When you were young, your dream horse was the Black Stallion's doppelganger. You pictured yourself galloping down the beach with your firey steed. Now, after your horse has taken off with you in eight of your last ten rides, you're thinking that maybe you need a less gallop and more plod. Your dream horse today is Ol' Dobbin, who's never in a hurry to get anywhere.

At one point in your life, you wanted to be a cowgirl. Your dream horse was a tough and sturdy Quarter Horse or a Mustang that you trained yourself. But then you ended up at a hunter/jumper barn and fell in love with the sleek, bay coats punctuated by a perfect row of braids. Your dream horse now has never seen a steer, but can clear any fence with grace and elegance.

When you first started entertaining the idea of purchasing your horse, you envisioned a 15.2h black and white pinto mare to trail ride and show for fun at the local saddle club. You scoured the Internet, pulled phone numbers off fliers at horse shows and spent hours with classified ads and a highlighter. Finally, you found her. Now she's in your backyard and you've barely glanced at another horse since.

Tell us about your equine ideal, whether the horse waiting for you back in the barn meets the description or not. Have you always had one perfect horse that haunts your day dreams, or did your ideal change as you matured as a rider? Share your thoughts by clicking "Submit a Comment" below. Some of the responses may be selected for publication in a future issue of Horse Illustrated.

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Abbey    Mequon, WI

3/1/2015 5:16:13 PM

My dream horse (since I was 4 I've wanted this horse) would be a gorgeous lighter gray mare who's 17 point 3 hands high that would jump the moon for me, she would also have to have a light pink snip on the end of her nose, oh she would also have to be dappled!! This sounds nothing like my beautiful 17 hand thoroughbred gelding, he's nothing like my dream horse but I gotta love him!! He gives me awesome unpredictable rides.

Nicole    Arab, AL

12/28/2014 4:57:07 PM

My dream horse (which I've wanted for 10 years now) would be a gray Arabian mare that had faded out to white. She would be 15 hands high and weigh about 1000 lbs. She would have a black teacup muzzle, long silky mane and tail, dished face, arched neck, dark eyes with long lashes, and a gentle temperament.

Paige    Columbus, OH

8/6/2013 5:11:26 PM

My dream horse would be a medium sized snowflake appaloosa with gray and black specks and a white body. She would 3 socks and 1 stocking. She would have a a black mane and tail with a black blaze one her head. My dream horse would be a smooth as silk canter and loving calm mellow personality. Her name would be Lily and together we would not only be champions but best friends.

Evin    Rushford, MN

12/15/2012 7:21:31 AM

My dream horse is a 15.2 hand black and white gelding who is always calm but still has plenty of energy if I want to gallop on him.

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