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    04-21-2007, 03:27 PM

I am a very tall rider and looking for a horse. I ride a tb at my barn, and I love him. But is it true that all tb's are hot? I find this horse very sweet and when I look at online ads, i'm always attracted to tb's. My so called friend keeps telling me what's a good horse (like she knows it all) and tells me that thoroughbreds are bad news
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    04-21-2007, 05:17 PM
How tall are you? I'm tall as well. (6 foot)

In this situation, ignore your friend. There is a larger majority of TBs that are hot compared to other breeds, but this in no way implies that all TBs are hot. My TB cross is a beginner lesson horse who has had a 1 year old on his back. He's far from hot. Have you met the horse personally? Were you able to be around him or to see him?
    04-22-2007, 02:20 AM
Most of them are perfectly normal. It depends on the horse just don't get a baby. There are many thoroughbreds in the hunter ring and they are very quiet being hunters and all. I might suggest a thoroughbred warmblood cross though or a large bodied thoroughbred, since i'm assuming you have long legs and therefore need a bigger barrel not to look silly. I have a 17 hand throughbred and I am 5'2" however my horse has a typical thoroughbred barrel (he uses a 44" girth) so taller people look strange on him because their legs hang way down past his belly. Anyways goodluck with your horse search, horse shopping is always fun!
    04-22-2007, 07:07 AM
Trust me, just 'cause it's a thoroughbred it doesn't mean their bad news. In this case I agree with Kristy. Ignore your friend. I ride a thoroughbred named Wolli and he is very gentle and very sweet. Not all thoroughbreds are go go go. Some can be very calm and sweet. Depending on which one though. Some of them have been on the track but haven't been fast enough to win races, so they get sold for sometimes hacking. They might get very fast because it's in their blood and if they've just come off the track but after a while if you do some methods and keep them slow they will eventually calm down. One of the other reasons if they've come off the track and are fast is because they've been taught to do that.

I think you should just do what you think is right for you. If you want to keep riding him continue. But if you don't...
Then that's up to you, not your friend.

Good Luck!

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