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    11-14-2011, 01:44 PM
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Foal
Why do people hate thoroughbreds?!?

Why is it that so many people around here hate thoroughbreds? Is it because they're used to there quarter horses and dislike a more sensitive reactive horse?? I am so sick of people acting like all thoroughbreds are crazy and brainless. My thoroughbred is certainly not brainless and he's one of the nicest horses at the barn. I've had people groan when I tell them my horse is a thoroughbred and go on about how rotten they are. My horse wasn't a racehorse and he's an awesome riding horse.
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    11-14-2011, 01:46 PM
  #2
Showing
I don't know why people where you live don't like TBs.

Besides, what do you care? You know he's not crazy or hot, so what does it matter what anyone else thinks?

Seriously, the best thing you can do is ignore them and just enjoy your horse.
     
    11-14-2011, 01:54 PM
  #3
Started
I was one of those people who never liked them, always heard they were crazy lunatics, now I own one. She does have her moments when she is a psycho bi**h and I want to sell her, but she can also be the sweetest loving horse. Yesterday she was great for being ridden but was evil with the other horses and even people, there was this obnoxious kid who was probably 8-10 and he kept running around being stupid and Bella was really bothered by his antics, at one point he ran behind her(despite me saying numerous times that she may kick) and she got pissed off and nearly kicked him. In a way I don't blame her, but she still got a smack with the crop for even thinking about kicking him.
     
    11-14-2011, 01:57 PM
  #4
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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?
     
    11-14-2011, 02:00 PM
  #5
Started
Hahaha I had a crazy tb but I don't blame the breed. It was the way she was handled previously and her attitude to get things done which was fast :).
I think its just like how pit bulls get bad names. They aren't properly handled you have bad results. Bad results are always what people remember. They don't remember the good the breed can bring. So the whole breed gets bad names because of one.
Don't worry about it. You know your horse and that's all that matters... :)
     
    11-14-2011, 02:00 PM
  #6
Green Broke
People who say they hate thoroughbreds (or any particular breed for that matter) probably have never owned one. If they have, they probably had a horse that was too much for them and rather than blame themselves for the horse's behaviour or otherwise be a little introspective, they choose to blame the breed.

Either way it makes these types of people ignorant in my eyes and whenever I hear those types of wild assumptions from someone I tend to disregard all further verbal diarrhea that is spurted from their cake hole.

Not suited for their purposes? OK. Not their breed of choice? Fine. But HATE? Nothing short of ridiculous, misinformed and very unfair.
     
    11-14-2011, 02:02 PM
  #7
Showing
I'm curious where is it "around here"? In MD/VA surroundings people seem to like TBs (in particularly OTTBs you can get rather cheap). They are popular among eventers, and I've seen a bunch in dressage.
     
    11-14-2011, 02:03 PM
  #8
Trained
Golly. You should hear what most of the folks I know say about Arabians...
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    11-14-2011, 02:03 PM
  #9
Showing
I'm thinking maybe out west or in the middle of the country, Val.

Farm, JJ was off the track and a kinder, sweeter, more docile horse I've never met. So those types are definitely out there.

I'm obviously a glutton for punishment bsms, since I have a TB and two Arabians!
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    11-14-2011, 02:05 PM
  #10
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by bsms    
Golly. You should hear what most of the folks I know say about Arabians...
This was the other breed that sprung to mind when I was writing my post! They also get a bad rap from people who often don't know any better. To each his own but to hate a breed as if every single horse within that breed exhibits EXACTLY the same characteristics and personality traits is moronic.
     

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