Originally Posted by farmpony84
Nah. Not Hot. They do have a presence, and they do like to go but nah. I have owned 2. My oldest died recently (he was in his 30s). He NEVER acted up. Ever. He did like to go and was a powerful beast, but quite the gentleman. My new one is a 5 year old mare. She's actually lazy if you can believe that! Sweet as can be, a perfect little lady.
They are very willing and loyal horses. They have gentle souls and pretty sound minds but they do put on a show with that high head and those obnoxious snorts!
Yep, I kept my TWH gelding at a barn for about a year where all of the other horses were WP Quarter Horses and the BO's were heavily into showing WP.
The owners were afraid of my TWH because they said he had "wild eyes." There's nothing wild about his eyes, they're large and expressive (as they should be).
Still, it didn't help my case that one of their horses bullied and chased my horse until he crashed through a fence just trying to get away, which made the owners even more certain that my horse had a few screws loose.
I've since moved him among more "like-minded" company, and the most frequent comments I get are how gentle and well-mannered he is to handle, and how unflappable and confident he is under saddle/on trail.