Originally Posted by dantexeventer
LOVE Thoroughbreds - particularly OTTBs. I've always had a deep love for them, but working for PDawson meant that I was getting on the horses right after they came off the track. They are just SO smart, pliable, athletic, and above all, HONEST. They will give and give where another horse will say "uh uh. Not happening." I cannot stand people who perpetuate the crazy TB legend...it is SUCH crap.
I agree! My farrier is a rough cowboy type who owns Paints and he always gives me a hard time about my "big **** overgrown pony". He shoes racehorses so I can kind of understand why he thinks they're all batty, but still. He doesn't think they can do anything but run fast and turn left.
I don't even tell people what breed Vic is anymore because horse people around here are immediately turned off by the word "Thoroughbred". Now I tell people he's just a brown riding horse.