Ok so I have been riding for hmmmmmmm 17-18 years now, and I have never ridden a thoroughbred. My boyfriend rescued an OTTB and he doesn't really know anything about horses, he just saved him and got him vet care and food in his belly..... so now it's time to do some evaluating of this guy, so of course I am the one who say "Oh me! Me! Please pick me!!!" lol
I have a new respect for anyone who rides TB's
IT'S A SERIOUS WORKOUT!!! I am use to an Arabians short bouncy gaits.... TB's have such a long stride it took me a long while to get the hang of it, and the canter is unreal! I feel as though I am going to fly right out of the saddle, and right when I am totally ready to become a 747, he puts me right back on my seat! Totally amazing.
I think this is a good way to test my (non) riding skills lol
Besides the fact Walter doesn't turn right, and freaks out when trying to saddle him, he is such a great horse lol. Yea btw is it normal for a track horse to only feel comfortable turning left? I mean it would make sense, but I can't imagine that they were only trained to go left...... But anyway, here are some pictures. Please don't judge my riding, I haven't ridden anything that needed to be told where to go in 10 years, and I have been completely out of the saddle for 3 as I retired my mare :)