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    05-02-2012, 12:45 PM
Originally Posted by BlueSpark    
I agree, but not for the faint of heart. Personally I love them, but they can be very intimidating to some one used to having to use a lot of leg just to keep the horse going. Many breeds are happy when you ask them to stop, thoroughbreds can go forever, and with the big hearts and work ethic they have, they will try to go forever if you'll let them.
I don't know how much TB blood is in my leased AppQH but when we are out and about hacking she needs very little leg to go go go.....
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    05-02-2012, 01:22 PM
I own two of them and one is kind of on the lazy side (gelding) and the mare has some get up and go, but we are learning how to work together and she now has a "stop" button (my seat). I love OTTBs. Mine are both the sweetest horses ever with great ground manners.
    05-02-2012, 01:55 PM
I've ridden many, trained many for jumping and dressage. I love ottbs! They are definitely best for very experienced riders though.
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    05-02-2012, 06:32 PM
I've never had the chance to ride an OTTB but would love to at some point.

However there used to be an older stallion at the barn I rode at. Unfortunately, he had many leg problems so he could no longer be ridden. Calmest most sweet tempered stallion I've ever met.

Let us know if you get this new horse! Would love to see photos of him/her.
    05-02-2012, 07:08 PM
OTTBs are great! But they're just like any other breed -- some are fine for beginners and some are best left for the experienced.
    05-03-2012, 08:43 AM
Originally Posted by Opus    
OTTBs are great! But they're just like any other breed -- some are fine for beginners and some are best left for the experienced.

This horse was calm and very very pretty! It took me awhile to get one because im only 5'0
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    05-03-2012, 12:29 PM
Originally Posted by Opus    
OTTBs are great! But they're just like any other breed -- some are fine for beginners and some are best left for the experienced.
Agreed....depends on the horse and it's personality. I am considered a green rider even though I have ridden for many, many years (no one taught me - I just did what I thought was right). I am learning so much in my lessons and from this forum. However, I have 2 OTTBs and I can ride both of them because they are both so sweet and willing.

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