Why is it that so many people around here hate thoroughbreds?
Hate is a very strong word. I'm not sure anyone hates thoroughbreds. My personal experience with them is not horrible although I personally do prefer my "less reactive?" quarter horse.
Is it because they're used to there quarter horses and dislike a more sensitive reactive horse??
My quarter horse actually will stop on a dime, turn on a dime, lope AND canter, side pass both directions, turn on the forehand and hindquarters, can canter or lope from a halt and will do flying lead changes, all the while still be considered quite green. What exactly do you mean by this comment of yours?
I am so sick of people acting like all thoroughbreds are crazy and brainless.
I most certainly don't act that way, nor does most of the rest of this forum. Did someone hurt your feelings today?
My thoroughbred is certainly not brainless and he's one of the nicest horses at the barn.
I am glad to hear it and am certain that you love your horse and have a great bond with him. You should be proud of any work the two of you have accomplished.
I've had people groan when I tell them my horse is a thoroughbred and go on about how rotten they are.
Are these people speaking from experience? Depending on what horses they've been around, this may be a true statemen IN THEIR OPINION.
My horse wasn't a racehorse and he's an awesome riding horse.
The fact that he wasn't a race horse has a lot to do with his personality. I've been around many ex-race horses because I have a friend that retrains them for the hunt ring. Many, MANY of them have serious issues. Alot of times she can turn out a pretty decent horse but many of them have huge vices. I have one friend that had a horse off the track that came to her a kind and loving, very docile creature. That doesn't happen often. More often there are issues that must be addressed and a ton of work that go's into the retraining. Maybe that's where people form their opinions.
Rather then blow a gasket, why not educate?
"Be a best friend, tell the truth, and overuse I love you
Go to work, do your best, don't outsmart your common sense
Never let your prayin knees get lazy
And love like crazy"
Last edited by farmpony84; 11-14-2011 at 03:07 PM.