What kind of horse does Ride & Tie?
Any breed, including mules, can do Ride & Tie. Since it is a long distance event, however, the lean-bodied, sleek-muscled types such as Arabs and Thoroughbreds tend to excel. Appaloosas, Morgans, Walking Horses and Quarter Horses, among others, have also done well. The key to a successful Ride & Tie horse is not so much breed as conditioning. It is imperative, for longer distance events (25 miles or more) to have a healthy well-conditioned horse. If you want to try a shorter novice race (say 10 miles), just to get your feet wet, you still need to have a healthy horse in decent shape.