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    11-09-2012, 08:13 PM
IMO sell her, look for something calmer, perhaps qh or paint... They are generally a calm breed
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    11-10-2012, 01:55 PM
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You need to get this horse out of your life and you need to find a positive way to do that. Thoroughbreds are not for everyone. Remember what these horses are bred to do.. why they were created at all.. was to run fast and turn left (right if not in the US).

This is a 5 year old horse that sounds relatively untrained AND she has that "hot" Thoroughbred temperament. Even if she cools down some off grauin she may lose condition too, which you don't want AND you are AFRAID of her. That is no good for you OR for the horse.

I personally love Thoroughbreds...hotness and all. They are sensitive, responsive, athletic and have a lot of drive but they are not for everyone. Another component of the breed is genetics. Some lines are hotter and more difficult to handle than others.

Because this horse scares you for the skil level you have, do you and the horse a favor and work with the rescue to find a better match for her.
    11-10-2012, 08:20 PM
What about getting the help of a trainer and some lessons?

Do more groundwork too. If you need ideas look up Julie Goodnight or Clinton Amderson.
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    11-10-2012, 08:56 PM
I have decided that it is in the best interest of both myself and the horse to attempt to find her a more suitable home. Thank you all for your input. You all really gave me a lot to consider when making this terribly difficult decision. THANK YOU!
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    11-11-2012, 08:48 AM
My advice is if this is your first horse please do not attempt the groundwork from videos without some assistance from a experienced horseperson, there are alot of little things that if you do wrong you could put yourself in harms way and also need someone to help to make sure your timing and feel is right to be most effective.
I would suggest obtaining a horse more to your level most likely you will not find one to meet the needs of a first time owner from a rescue..most rescued horses (not all) will have issues, or hiring a trainer to train both you and the horse.

    11-12-2012, 09:39 PM
Tbs are my fav even though they can be hot. You're feeding a good feed... doesn't generally make them hot like sweetfeed. In some cases though, tbs need to be worked almost daily even if its just lunging. Also keep in mind that some relationships just are not meant to be. I tried for 2 years with a paint gelding and our personalities just clashed. I loved him but realized I had to let him go. The lady who bought him, you could tell they just clicked when she first came out to test ride him.
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