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post #1 of 34 Old 01-09-2010, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Are all TBs bumpy?

First of all I think TBs are absolutely gorgeous and very often the sweethearts! :)

But I tried TBs in 3 different barns and every time I had a very bumpy ride. Especially the trot (so I could feel my back after that). Is it something common for the breed?

I ride mostly QHs, and they are very smooth on trot (and canter). Even my I-thought-bumpy paint (she has lots of TB in her) is much more smooth than any TB I tried.
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post #2 of 34 Old 01-09-2010, 07:53 PM
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i find warmbloods a lot bumpier then any TB ive ridden, my first horse, a full TB, was the second smoothest( the first was a little QH) horse i have ever ridden. I think a lot of thoroughbreds are bumpy because most of them have such logn strides and are big. now i have a TB/Hanoverian.... now tht is a bumpy horse!! haha i can barely sit the trot when its not collected!

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ridergirl, a TB/hanovarian? he must be sooooo gorgeous. And very bumpy- my first lease horse was a hano, and I never had any hope of sitting that trot! My current horse is a TB and he can be bouncy. Once I get his mind working, he smooths out a bit, when I get him nice and collected he's about as smooth as silk.
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post #4 of 34 Old 01-09-2010, 08:05 PM
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^haha ya, shes my baby <3 but i love to ride bareback, a TB's big withers and a hano big trot, haha not very nice to try and sit!

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John isnt. Hes got one of the smoothest trots I've ridden through yet. :) He just kinda floats
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The mare I just sold was smooth and she was pure TB. This guy I have now, DWxQH can be bumpy before he collects and settles into his stride. Phoof!
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post #7 of 34 Old 01-09-2010, 08:30 PM
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Nope. Not all TB's are bumpy. A lot of it has to do with how high their withers are, I believe (IDK for sure). But one of my TB's has a choppy stride and the other one is very flowy. Just depends on the individual horse IMO

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mine has a very smoth canter but a very bumpy nad painfull trot!! therfore, I usually just skip the trot and go right to canter

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well, my horse Dusty is Anglo (half TB) and riding him is like floating.... SOOO smooth!!

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post #10 of 34 Old 01-09-2010, 08:50 PM
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My thoroughbred is super smooth. I could post her trot all day. Where I find a lot of thoroughbreds lacking is the canter, it's often jarring and rough, but my thoroughbred's canter, while not as smooth as a quarter horse, is still pretty smooth. I think thoroughbred's conformations can sometimes naturally lend them to rougher feeling movement, but there are quite a few exceptions.
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