Coming from someone who has broke BOTH, actually.. mulitiple of both.. thoroughbreds
. Standardbreds are quick learners and laid back, generally speaking. But as far as talent and conformation go, I personally believe thoroughbreds to have a bigger shot. I was training two at the same time. Here's my video of it :
The black horse "Gambler's Legacy" is a standardbred. He was an incredibly fast learner. That first jump of him was his first ever jump, then his first ever verticle.. he was a sweetheart, but in the end.. never would have made it in the hunters, jumpers, etc. NOT dissin' standy's but
a otsb and a homebred standardbred are generally different builds and muscle tones anyways..
Then the chestnut is a thoroughbred, "Made You Look". He's a little harder to ride, but overall will more tweaking and training he's alot more compatible for the hunter circuit as well as many other english shows. He's an ottb.
This video is also a year old and it was incredibly hot that day. So by the third pony.. My cute little mustang "Count My Strides".. I was obviously way off lol. JUST so I feel better about myself, i'm posting a video of us training jumpers.