(This is a somewhat hypothetical, far in the future, for fun thread). Sometime soon after we move to our big ranch I want to get horses. They will be used primarily for pleasure, but possibly endurance races as well (something I have been very interested in for over ten years) Both my bf and I will have our own horse. I want to know what breeds I am looking at as possible prospects... List positives and negatives of each breed... I'd like pictures too. So here is a list of what I want in the horses; 1. Both my bf and I are big people, so the horses have to be able to carry heavy loads, (no light riders here). (Not to mention bf is 6'4) 2. Great endurance a must. 3. No breeds that are "prone" to lameness or diseases. 4. Dark colors preferred, bay, dark chestnut, black etc. 5. Would like horses that are fairly calm (at least for bf). 6. Would like horses that don't eat a lot! (Only because if we are camping or out on the trail.) 7. I want "hearty" horses, no foo foo dainty delicate horses. 8. FAST! Must be fast. Hmmm that's all I can think of for now, might add more later... Lets see what you come up with!