Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
And horses like kaytys are the reason I said MOST and not all.
I do know a couple of realy nice retrained racehorses who are amazing. However the vast majority are thick as 2 short planks and a bit of a conformational car wreck.
A friend has an ex race horse and she has been through hell trying to retrain him, Trying to get him to go in any vague type of outline is like trying to get blood from a stone. She has had serious dressage riders try and school him on and they all send him back after a few weeks saying that he is too thick to pick it up. He can gallop though and so she has decided to hunt him! He could make a reasonable riding club show horse if she could get the schooling into him but it just won't compute.
Every race horse I've met is sooo **** fragile, they always have some sort of injury. They seem to go randomly lame before big events and have attacks of stupidity at random intervals.
So no you could say i'm not a fan of the TB.
RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT