Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Personally, it all depends on the horse.
I've seen TBs that will take a mile even if you don't give them an inch, and I've seen ones that will do what you want, even if you ask wrong. It all depends on the individual horse.
The one I have now needed some firm handling, but within 5 sessions over 2 weeks will now stand, lead without a chain, and I can toss a complete beginner on her and she'll pack them around the arena in a circle without so much as a tail swish.
I almost got dumped, ran off with, etc on another I rode for a show..She took advantage of a less harsh bit and grabbed it and took off. She usually runs straight into a keyhole pattern..She decided to slide to a stop and turn sideways and had me hanging off her side, because she knew clearly well that I had no experience on her and didn't know her personally. But, bad idea on my part for taking a horse I've never ridden to a gaming show, lol.
Buy point being..Never would I sit a kid/beginner on the TB that I went to one show on and had no inclination to ride again, but I'd toss a kid on my old lease TB and turn her out onto a trail and feel confident in her to not dump the poor child.
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