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    01-11-2013, 01:00 PM
  #21
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Originally Posted by jaydee    
Back to eventing - you need a horse that can give you that extra drive when you need it to get out of trouble, the TB's that jump tend to come from the same strain that race over fences - no placing a horse there or looking for the perfect stride - also makes them great for hunting - this pic was in a recent Horse & Hound mag and this is just a novice chaser!!!
This is what Geoff does with me - "Jump? Mum, I'm a ROCKET!"
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    01-11-2013, 04:34 PM
  #22
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Definitely Thoroughbreds and Thoroughbred/Warmblood crosses. Personally, I prefer the full Thoroughbreds, but I do like some of the TB/WB crosses I've ridden.

TBs just have such go to them and they really do want to please, but they can be quirky and they need to have time to figure things out or they can get incredibly frustrated. Some people don't like dealing with that, but in my opinion when you can get them to understand what you're asking they give you 200% and do the very best that they can.
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    01-13-2013, 10:17 AM
  #23
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Originally Posted by minstrel    
This is what Geoff does with me - "Jump? Mum, I'm a ROCKET!"
Amazing arent they - they have so much courage and optimism
I once went with someone to look at an ex racehorse that Norman Proffitt had reschooled and was selling - it wasn't right for the woman as it was still a bit too green but he persuaded me to try it over a set of jumps and it just gave it everything plus some, took off way too soon over a spread and I thought 'Oh Crap' and expected a wreck but it just seemed to stretch out like it was nothing
The Hunter Improvement Society did so much to promote the breed - Is the new Sport Horse Breeding society going to do the same?
So glad I'm not the only one who thinks that Geoff is a cool name for a horse!!!!
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    01-13-2013, 11:52 AM
  #24
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Originally Posted by jaydee    
Amazing arent they - they have so much courage and optimism
I once went with someone to look at an ex racehorse that Norman Proffitt had reschooled and was selling - it wasn't right for the woman as it was still a bit too green but he persuaded me to try it over a set of jumps and it just gave it everything plus some, took off way too soon over a spread and I thought 'Oh Crap' and expected a wreck but it just seemed to stretch out like it was nothing
The Hunter Improvement Society did so much to promote the breed - Is the new Sport Horse Breeding society going to do the same?
So glad I'm not the only one who thinks that Geoff is a cool name for a horse!!!!
Yeah, my old TBx was like that, would get a bit over excited and jump the big xc fences or big spreads when show jumping like he was blasting off into outer space... I've been teaching Geoff from the word go that we get a short, impulsive canter into jumps, otherwise we could easily end up jumping like chasers forever...

And yes, it's an awesome name ;) His Sunday name is Praetorian Guard, but when I got him they were calling him Geoff and it just suits him so much... so it has stuck. Gets some funny looks from some horse people when I comment on 'how good Geoffrey would look in this' at tack shops though. Lol.
     

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