I would think if she is a good big TB that she is probably national hunt bred, if you know her breeding it would be easy enough to find out. NH breds in my experience tend to be bigger, thicker and have more one than the flatbreds... I've met numerous over 17hh
I agree with SM, you will want assistance in the breaking process. If you can get her professionally broken, it would likely be the safest option for all involved. Just choose and reputable trainer. It'll be up to you to decide if you have the ability to break her yourself, but try and put feelings aside and do what would benefit your mare the most :)
Good luck with her, would love to see some pics and hear how you get on with her.
Hi Maple thankyou for your reply, yes I think it is NH Her father was bred for, her father is Primitive Rising (USA) if you have heard of him, im told he was quite famouse. She is HUGE.
Her siblings are used as eventers and cross bred with warmbloods, they are all bred by louella stud, I have tried emailing them about Cherry but no response.
I have had a ex jocky, very short irish man (rather cute), come look at her he only charges 10 pound an hour for riding and training etc but he said he wanted me to get on her back and get her used to the bit first, its hard to explain and its pretty unbelievable but people who don't know the real her are very scared of her,
I had an extremely good vet out to her when she had her abscess and even the vet was rather scared about getting in the stable with her, its really that bad, but I can do pretty much anything with her!!
I really want to try her without a trainer even if its just the next step so then I can get the ex jocky out to help me, so I really need advice on where to go with her next?????
I have broke and trained all sorts of horses with all their different problems but never one so old, oldest iv worked with has been only 5.. and that was a 14.2h welsh D.. lol