Thoroughbreds being ridden western?

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    07-09-2008, 05:59 PM
Green Broke
Thoroughbreds being ridden western?

What do you guys think about riding Thoroughbreds western? Do you think they'd do well? Do you think they'd look stupid? Opinions please!
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    07-09-2008, 06:09 PM
Green Broke
It depends on how that particular tb is built.... the longer sleek ones just look like they don't belong under a western saddle, but the shorter stockier almost qh types get along fine...

I'm not opposed to tbs being ridden western and most look fine, but there are a few that just scream "I'm a tb and I belong under an english saddle"
    07-09-2008, 06:11 PM
Green Broke
I know. I really like BrittAnne's TB for sale in the buying thread and I really like him but I just don't know how hed look in a western saddle. Hmmm
    07-09-2008, 06:16 PM
Green Broke
I think he's an english horse to tell you the truth, he knows dressage and everything... he's built really uphill and long with long legs... not that any of that is a bad thing, but they are more accepted in the english ring than the western one.... I'm sure he's an amazing english horse though and he could do western
    07-09-2008, 06:21 PM
Green Broke
Yeah I don't think id be showing or anything. Id be doing both. Id be trail riding and jumping (eventually.)
    07-09-2008, 06:25 PM
Green Broke
I think he would be an amazing jumper... but it's up to you, if you want to buy a horse honestly I would reccomend something a little bit closer to you
    07-09-2008, 07:26 PM
Hey tb's might make good barrel horse, Cause of there speed. ? :)
    07-09-2008, 07:52 PM
I have seen many people use tb's as an event barrels, poles, roping etc. they bake lovely barrel horses bc they only have to take about 3 strides between barrels!!! And they do not look stupid.
    07-09-2008, 08:34 PM
Originally Posted by lacyloo
Hey tb's might make good barrel horse, Cause of there speed. ? :)
yeah, but longer legs = higher accident rate especially when making dime tight turns around those barrels.
    07-09-2008, 10:20 PM
I have seen some TB's doing well with Western!
They are mostly used for the English discipline (like jumping, eventing, etc.) but I don't think there's anything wrong with a TB being ridden Western. :)

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