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Arabian horses, Gelding, 3 years, 15 hh, Gray
F: KURIER | MF: ESCULAP
Leisure - Western - Endurance
Hägerhof
DE-37412
Herzberg am Harz
€5,500
~ $6,234
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Haflinger, Mare, 3 years, 14.1 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: STALLION | MF: NORDENWIND
Leisure - Dressage - Western - Breeding
Pferdezuchtverband Baden-Württemberg
DE-76307
Karlsbad
€5,000 to €10,000
price range ~$5,667 to $11,334
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Lusitano Mix, Gelding, 2 years, 15.1 hh, Champagne Leisure - Working Equitation
Königspferde
DE-46666
Rafelguaraf
€5,000 to €10,000
price range ~$5,667 to $11,334
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Lusitano Mix, Gelding, 3 years, 14.3 hh, Perlino Leisure - Dressage
IberHorse // VentechevauxPRE
ES-48014
Vizcaya
€5,000 to €10,000
price range ~$5,667 to $11,334
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P.R.E. Mix, Stallion, 3 years, 15.2 hh, Brown Leisure - Dressage - Baroque
Caballos Espanoles
ES-11150
Vejer de la Frontera
€5,000 to €10,000
price range ~$5,667 to $11,334
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Other Breeds, Mare, 6 years, 15 hh, Brown Leisure - Western
Ricarda Haas
DE-56317
Linkenbach
€5,500
~ $6,234
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Gypsy Horse, Mare, 4 years, 12.2 hh, Pinto Leisure - Western - Breeding - Trail
Ricarda Haas
DE-56317
Linkenbach
€3,600
~ $4,080
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German Trotter, Mare, 4 years, Brown Leisure - Dressage
Zuchtgemeinschaft Finca Barroco
DE-84028
Landshut
Price on request
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Haflinger, Mare, 3 years, 14.1 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: STALLION | MF: NORDENWIND
Leisure - Dressage - Western - Breeding
Pferdezuchtverband Baden-Württemberg
DE-76307
Karlsbad
€5,000 to €10,000
price range ~$5,667 to $11,334
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Pintos Mix, Gelding, 4 years, 15.1 hh, Pinto Leisure
Horse & Co Quality Riding Cobs
DE-53639
Königswinter
€5,200
~ $5,894
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English Thoroughbred, Mare, 5 years, 16 hh, Bay-Dark Leisure - Dressage - Breeding - Endurance
Karo Linen
DE-39291
Möser
€3,200
~ $3,627 Negotiable
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Other Breeds, Mare, 4 years, 13.3 hh, Chestnut-Red Leisure - Dressage
World Horse Company
NL-4286LZ
Almkerk
€2,450
~ $2,777 Negotiable
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Other Breeds, Mare, 4 years, 15 hh, Brown Leisure
World Horse Company
NL-4286LZ
Almkerk
€3,450
~ $3,910 Negotiable
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English Thoroughbred, Mare, 5 years, 16 hh, Bay-Dark Leisure - Dressage - Breeding - Endurance
Karo Linen
DE-39291
Möser
€3,000
~ $3,400 Negotiable
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Shetland Ponies, Mare, 5 years, 11.1 hh, Black Leisure - Driving
Doris Maier
DE-88499
Riedlingen
Price on request
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More ponies/small horses, Gelding, 7 years, 14.1 hh, Black Leisure - Dressage
World Horse Company
NL-4286LZ
Almkerk
€2,650
~ $3,004 Negotiable
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Irish Thoroughbred, Mare, 4 years, 15.2 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: EL SALVADOR | MF: PINK LAVENDER
Leisure
Wolfgang Distel
DE-31008
Elze Esbeck
€3,000
~ $3,400
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Andalusian Mix, Mare, 3 years, 14.2 hh, Palomino Lovely young mareLeisure - Dressage - Trail - Working Equitation
Sarah Anthony
ES-29651
Mijas
€3,000
~ $3,400
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More ponies/small horses, Gelding, 9 years, 15 hh, Black Leisure
Wolfgang Distel
DE-31008
Elze Esbeck
€2,800
~ $3,174
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Cob, Mare, 9 years, 14.2 hh, Bay-Dark Leisure
Wolfgang Distel
DE-31008
Elze Esbeck
€3,500
~ $3,967
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More ponies/small horses Mix, Mare, 7 years, 14.1 hh, Gray Leisure - Dressage - Western - Trail
Veronika Neumair
DE-86559
Adelzhausen
€6,500
~ $7,367
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Other Breeds, Mare, 5 years, 13.2 hh, Black Leisure
Ljs Boerenhof
BE-1670
Heikruis
€2,800
~ $3,174
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Pintos, Mare, 3 years, 14.2 hh, Pinto Leisure - Dressage - Driving - Jumping
An- und Verkaufsstall Wieserhof
AT-6322
Kirchbichl
€5,900
~ $6,687
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Pintos, Mare, 4 years, 14.2 hh, Pinto Leisure - Dressage - Driving - Jumping
An- und Verkaufsstall Wieserhof
AT-6322
Kirchbichl
€5,900
~ $6,687
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Gypsy Horse, Mare, 9 years, 13.1 hh, Pinto Leisure - Dressage - Driving - Western
An- und Verkaufsstall Wieserhof
AT-6322
Kirchbichl
€5,500
~ $6,234
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Leisure Horses for sale on ehorses

There’s a saying that there’s no finer way to view the countryside than from the back of a horse. Many horse riders enjoy horseback riding for its own sake, rather than taking part in competitions. Riders who want to ride out for sheer pleasure buy a Leisure Horse so that they can share their lives with an equine partner. This is often the first step into horse ownership for anyone who has previously ridden at a riding school. These are the best places to find people who will sell a leisure horse that is good-natured and reliable, as former riding school horses often make for ideal leisure horses.

Use and characteristics of Leisure Horses

Before deciding to buy a leisure horse, first time purchasers should be realistic about their own capabilities. Choosing the right horse is dependent on factors such as the physical fitness, height and weight of the rider. A horse or Pony for leisure riding can be any height or color, though some breeds have been developed to cater for the pleasure rider. Cob Horses of various kinds are popular in the UK. A good source of suppliers who will sell a leisure horse or pony can be found in the British and European native breed societies. Regional breeds such as the Highland Pony, the Basque Pottok and the German Classic Pony are good choices for family ponies. American breeds like the Rocky Mountain Horse make great leisure horses for trail riding, too.

Origin and history of breeding Leisure Horses

Horse riding was once an everyday activity for most people. Men, women and children all rode horses until the invention of the car. Even those who didn’t own horses may have travelled on horsebacks. Records show that when maidservants needed to move from one job to the next, they would travel as “half a pack” seated on the back of a pack horse. People rode for pleasure, and they also rode because they needed to get from one place to another, often over great distances. The only alternative was to walk or to ride in a coach, and not everyone could afford that. Riding as a leisure activity began after the invention of the steam train in the early nineteenth century made long-distance travel a lot faster and more comfortable. People continued riding for other reasons. They would dress up and ride in places such as Hyde Park, or enjoy a canter along the beach simply for the pleasure of riding. There was already a stock of suitable riding horses since breeders had been producing reliable, sound riding horses for as long as people had ridden! In Britain, horses for everyday riding were – and are – called hacks. Some were simply sound, sensible horses, while others were showier, for people who were park riders. Everywhere else in the world, reliable horses for travelling long distances were still being bred, especially in those areas where there was not yet a railway network. Horses with smooth gaits like the Icelandic Horse and the American gaited breeds are very comfortable to ride. These countries did not lose their traditions of gaited riding horses, unlike Britain and parts of Europe where these breeds have disappeared, probably by the eighteenth century, in favor of trotting horses. Today leisure riders are rediscovering the comfort of riding gaited horses that amble and rack.

Leisure Horses in equestrianism

No leisure horse needs to be a member of a particular breed. Those who ride for pleasure simply want a sensible, kind and willing horse as a partner to view the world with.

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