Are all TBs bumpy?

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    01-09-2010, 07:50 PM
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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    01-09-2010, 07:53 PM
Green Broke
I find warmbloods a lot bumpier then any TB I've 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!
    01-09-2010, 08:03 PM
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.
    01-09-2010, 08:05 PM
Green Broke
^haha ya, she's 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!
    01-09-2010, 08:25 PM
John isnt. He's got one of the smoothest trots I've ridden through yet. :) He just kinda floats
    01-09-2010, 08:30 PM
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!
    01-09-2010, 08:30 PM
Green Broke
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
    01-09-2010, 08:47 PM
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
    01-09-2010, 08:50 PM
Well, my horse Dusty is Anglo (half TB) and riding him is like floating.... SOOO smooth!!
    01-09-2010, 08:50 PM
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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