Funnily enough, I always said I would NEVER buy a TB.
Yet 5 years ago I was looking for a new pony, leaning more towards a warmblood type and I came across a horse which was advertised without a breed. Looking at the pictures I asumed he was of warmblood breeding due to his build and conformation.
I organised to go and visit him and my first question to his owner was "what's his breeding". She told me TB, which put me off but I figured Id come all this way so why not try him.
Well.... I tried him that day... went back 2 days later with my trainer and tried him again... put an offer on him that day and bought him home 2 weeks later
He has a lot of TB characteristics and we have had our troubles ( I even considered selling him at one point, had him advertised and everything) and I can't explain it, but I just couldnt part with him.
He's my best mate.
He's no where near perfect, but he tries his hardest. I love him more than anything
I probably wont go out of my way to ever get another TB though.