Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Australia, Queensland
I own a horse that was meant to be raced, but he was too slow and lazy and had no inspirational to run fast. His name is Mustard. Good slow quite horse, only 6 years old. So far he's spooked twice with me but over general things that I don't blame him for as he's slightly green. Theres a ottb in the paddock next to him, His name is Mucho(pronounced mooch-o) and he has only been off track 6 or so months and his rider knows her stuff but he is amazing, he jumps like a pro and he's so friendly when I pat him and say hello. He gets a little hot but he's in capable hands. A little more work and he's going to go a long way.
When I bought my tb, I was in the same boat as you. Tbs are 'known to be strong, hot and spooky', can I actually do it? I'm so glad I said yes, Mustard has become my best friend and my partner. So thoroughbreds in general are a great breed worth taking a look at. Just be careful as a few can get hot and take your time buying one, don't rush into anything :) goodluck!
Horseriding- The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground.