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post #1 of 17 Old 07-09-2008, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 17 Old 07-09-2008, 05:09 PM
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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"
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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

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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
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yeah i dont think id be showing or anything. id be doing both. id be trail riding and jumping (eventually.)

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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
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Hey tb's might make good barrel horse, Cause of there speed. ? :)
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i have seen many people use tb's as an event horse....ie 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.
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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.

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post #10 of 17 Old 07-09-2008, 09:20 PM
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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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