Originally Posted by bubba13
It's not a Thoroughbred thing. It's a "green + green = black + blue" thing. I absolutely agree with the advice to bring in a professional trainer before someone gets hurt.
If I may add to the above: It's not JUST a thoroughbred thing. Sure, a greenie working with ANY horse is in for a commitment...BUT TBs are a challenge in and of themselves...generally speaking. They can present a horse owner with a whole set of challenges that a calmer horse, like a draft, wouldn't. I know. I own one of each.
TBs as a breed oftentimes present with certain temperment characteristics ...i.e. They tend to be more repsonsive to leg aids and rider cues, etc. than your average QH or draft. They, generally speaking, have high energy levels oftentimes....kind of like how a Jack Russel terrier is more active than a ....basset hound.
So, add high energy to high responsiveness and put a greenie on it's back and there is the potential for disaster.
And more often than not, with a TB you will get both the high energy and the high responsiveness.....