I have a TB and he isn't a regular TB I've found. He is pretty laid back but is definitely not a dead head. He can go barefoot for the most part unless you want to ride him out on black top or on something extemely rocky. For wood trails he does fine barefoot. He's an easy keeper as well, I've had him 7 years. He gets free range hay and a mineral/sulfur block during the Winter. If it's a bad snowy winter he gets some grain, but not a lot at all. He doesn't need any supplements or add in's to his feed/rations to stay fat. His "freak out" is a small jump and freeze. I've had Paint's and QH's make him look like the easiest keeping, calmest horse ever. Like stated above though, it's all about the horse itself..
Sit tall in the saddle, hold your head up high, keep your eyes fixed where the trail meets the sky, & live like you aint afraid to die, & don't be scared, just enjoy your ride.