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post #1 of 10 Old 01-25-2008, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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What do you know about TB's?

Could you guys tell me everything you know about TB's?
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post #2 of 10 Old 01-25-2008, 02:08 PM
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The things that really stand out to me about the breed is its athleticism and bravery. One of the more hot-blooded breeds, they have quick reaction speed to aids or other stimuli. Personalities vary...but I've never met a tb that was dull:P
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The things that really stand out to me about the breed is its athleticism and bravery. One of the more hot-blooded breeds, they have quick reaction speed to aids or other stimuli. Personalities vary...but I've never met a tb that was dull:P
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post #4 of 10 Old 01-26-2008, 07:27 PM
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yes they are very athletic and brave. Except for my tb mare, she's a woos lol

They all have such amazing personalities. Even if they are naughty they are usually still appealing cause they do it with great character :)

They do tend to have bad feet though

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post #5 of 10 Old 01-30-2008, 04:19 PM
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I love TB's. They are usually pretty tall around 15.2 to 17 hands but height can vary. They are definitely brace, athletic, and very pretty. They also tend to have a finer build and are considered a hot blooded horse. All the TB's I've met have the greatest personality. I've also heard that some TB's have bad feet. TB's tend to have high withers, long necks, short backs, and long legs.

TB's usually succeed in show jumping or hunter/jumpers or cross county once they're off the track. Also, I've seen plenty in the dressage ring too. I haven't seen many in the western world but I bet they would do great there too, especially some TB crosses.

TB's definitely have a big heart and are very willing to work for their loved one. Also, they love to learn and are very quick learners too.
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post #6 of 10 Old 01-30-2008, 04:49 PM
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Thoroughbreds are really athletic horses, and usally known to be a bit hot. They range from 15.2hh-17hh, and their colors are usally are chestnut, black, bay/brown and occasionaly another color (for example, pinto as you can look it up the new topic).
Thoroughbreds are used as race horses, and they tend to be fast, espically if ever raced. If they raced, but certian to have a vet check (actual it's good to have a pre-purchuse for every horse) because they can have leg inguries.
Thoroughbreds are known for racing (as I said above), eventing, jumpers, hunters, dressage and western (you don't see them too often). However, like any horse they can be used for different disiplines, too. They are fairly versitile, though.

I really like them, though. I think they're more "fragile" then most horses, but that's because of experiences.
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post #7 of 10 Old 02-04-2008, 03:57 PM
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I think many of the important things to know about tb's have been posted: they're athletic, brave, and all heart. They love to work hard. As a hotter horse, they tend to be incredibly sensitive (to your riding aids, your voice, sounds, external stimuli) which can cause them to be flighty. Most of the tb's I've ridden have a pretty strong spook reflex if something scares them. Tb's also have a lot of stamina. Their trot tends to be very springy.

They are thin skinned (they sweat more but cool down faster, are incredibly sensitive to flies, etc), and more high maintenance. It's frequently a challenge to keep weight on a TB, especially if it has come off the track.

TB's are definitely horses for more experienced riders, as they are very sensitive on the ground and under saddle.

They have a light and long bone structure, delicate faces, and the shapliest, softest muzzles in the horse kingdom. They have lively, sweet personalities.

They require a lot of patience, and it takes time to build up their trust. But it's oh so worth it when you do!

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post #8 of 10 Old 02-13-2008, 01:29 AM
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My horse is a 6 year old tb. I am only new to horses and am still learning to ride but this horse is the biggest sook, he is absolutely gorgeous and his nature is beautiful. If you stop patting him he will nudge you so you continue to pat him.

I can't comment too much on him yet but so far what I know of this horse I totally love. Very true about the flies, he is constantly stomping his feet to shoo the flies away.

I have ridden him a couple of times and he has been soooo gentle and co-operative, no problems. So for a starter and a newbie, he has been great to me, I hope he stays that way.
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post #9 of 10 Old 02-13-2008, 01:38 AM
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if ya want a thoroughbred you gotta know what your doing

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post #10 of 10 Old 02-13-2008, 07:45 PM
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THEY love to race! I once was watching TVG, an event similar to a hunter event, and as they went over the jump the rider fell or something. However, the horse kept running, trying to beat all the others, and won! With no rider! Of course, he was dq.

I notice they are shiny with proper care and have deep chests.
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