I own a TB. I have ridden TB's most of my riding life, and I love them! I love their agillity, their intelligence, their compassion, their heart, soul, energy, abillity.
BUT on that note, I will ride/own any mount regardless of breed - if they are compatable with me, physically can and wants to do the sport I have so much passion for. It doesn't matter if it is a Mule - so long as we get along great, we enjoy each other and can do what we want to do.
On that note, my boy, he was my perfect match
We encountered one another because we were destined to be. At the time I was riding my Husbands horse *he was working so much he didn't have time to ride, so I took over* and I was riding boarders horses for them - so that was when and why my Boo's previous owner approached me asking me to keep him in shape while she put him up for sale.
I couldn't afford to buy him, but I sure did love him. Boy what an amazingly talented heart, with so much soul and so much passion for Eventing, it was enjoyable to get on him daily!
His owner at the time, would watch us from time to time, and would see how compatable we were for one another. Boarders and people on the outside would see how well we worked together, and would tell his previous owner what they thought about the match. He was a different horse with me, and people who knew him well noticed.
People would come to see him and try him out - of course, I would be pins and needles because I didn't want him to sell - and they would make offers on him. Some reason she always turned them down. So - one day, while I was tacking him up for a CC lesson, she approached me and said I could have him.
SERIOUSLY??? She handed me the reins and said that no one is as good for him as I am. She said that we were destined to be together - and that was that. She told me that she knew I want to get back to Preliminary Level, and that he was most definitely the mount for me.
He's a TB. Big, bold, amazing. I LOVE HIM!!!