12-30-2010, 05:42 PM
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It's not the breed, it's the individual horse you need to focus on.
I have a very calm, cool, collected TB gelding. He's only 6 y/o, and is just going to get more calm and laid back the older he gets. I'd trust him with a youngster or my 90 y/o granny; he's that quiet.
TBs are specifically bred to run, so of course they're going to have more 'go' than some other breeds who aren't bred that way. But not all of them are crazy, warped, running machines who will take off on you if you so much as breathe on them.
There are calm, laid back individuals of all breeds, just as there are crazy, reactive, and over sensitive ones in every breed. Don't look at a breed when looking for a horse, look for an individual animal capable of what discipline you want to ride.