10-17-2012, 10:19 AM
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Anglo's are amazing. I have one, he's only a shortybum (15.1 1/2) but he's the best horse. Shocking hindquarter conformation but he's 17yo and been an eventer all his life, perfectly sound, used to be a competitive jumper at 4' from what I gather from a string of previous owners... I think he's done some stock work, going by his reaction when I tried to muster Mum's old horse (mum's horse wanted no part of it but Monty did well), he's definitely done dressage and lots of showing, a bit of everything really.
They are awesome endurance horses too, mine has THE biggest ground-covering trot and he can go all day and barely break a sweat.
TB's are good too but can have soundness issues. Mine is 2, and unbroke (so unraced, never even prepped or fitted up), and she hasn't had more than 7 sound days in a row since I got her. One issue after another after another - she scraped up her leg, then went over the round pen fence, then got thrush real bad in one hind foot, then did something to a tendon... I haven't had her all that long but it's amazingly frustrating trying to work with her when there's a limit to how much I can do with her due to her constant lameness. But she's a seriously nice horse, and I got her for nothing, so if I can get her sound she'll be worth the money spent in trying.