Ok so long story short, I just got two OTT Thoroughbreds back that I had owned several years ago for a short time. And I have no idea what to do with them! I love trail riding, want to get in to barrel racing, possible jumping, intrigued by endurance and cross country.
So here are my questions. Which of those would a TB be good at? Jumping I would think and maybe cross country? But I'm not sure since they are both OTT.
When I had them we went on trail rides and I noticed that the mare was extremely off balance and her gaits were anything but smooth, also very jumpy. The gelding was a ton smoother and not a bad ride but bucks a lot. They are both friendly and easy to catch and the gelding (Vaguer) loads well and the mare (Jeli) has no problem getting in if he's in there. But they are extremely buddy sour. They abo****ey freak being apart.
So how do I help Jeli to be more balanced? Can I? And what's the best way to get Vaguer to stop bucking? Any other advice?
Helpfull websites would be a plus too. Thanks everyone!