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        04-10-2011, 08:36 PM
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    Stupid ? about TBs

    This might sound really stupid, but I've always heard that Thoroughbreds should not be cross tied. Well, I cross tie both of mine and they've never had a problem. Is there a reason for this?
         
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        04-10-2011, 08:41 PM
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    Trained
    Interesting question. I know of a few who cannot be in cross ties, although I have no idea why. Mine is fine in them as are other TBs at my barn. Maybe some of the racing barns never use them and the horses were just never trained that way?
         
        04-10-2011, 09:06 PM
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    Trained
    Never heard of something like this being breed specific. Doesn't make sense to me. Personality, training, history, care -- these would all make a difference, but breed?
         
        04-10-2011, 09:10 PM
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    Never heard of something like this being breed specific. Doesn't make sense to me. Personality, training, history, care -- these would all make a difference, but breed?
    That's pretty much my line of thought. I think it has something to do with how racehorses are tied on track or something?
         
        04-10-2011, 09:56 PM
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    Weanling
    I can tell you why. TBs are abused horribly on the track and a lot of the abuse happens in the cross ties.
         
        04-10-2011, 10:02 PM
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    I can tell you why. TBs are abused horribly on the track and a lot of the abuse happens in the cross ties.
    Are you sure this is the case? I don't think the majority are. I've actually never come across an OTTB in person who acted like they'd been abused.
         
        04-10-2011, 10:06 PM
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    Probably a stereotype that tb's are hot headed and don't want to be tied down. Although I have herd of not being able to cross tie a horsee but not breed specific.
         
        04-10-2011, 10:06 PM
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    I can tell you why. TBs are abused horribly on the track and a lot of the abuse happens in the cross ties.
    are you making this statement based on personal experience or what? I've never heard of abuse at the track be rampant enough to have people assume that TBs can't be cross tied.
         
        04-10-2011, 10:07 PM
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    Originally Posted by TheLovedOne    
    I can tell you why. TBs are abused horribly on the track and a lot of the abuse happens in the cross ties.
    Yeah, kinda need some actual evidence if you're going to make a broad statement like that. My horse was stabled at Belmont and Saratoga. I think both of those tracks would take offense to your statement.
         
        04-10-2011, 10:07 PM
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    Green Broke
    Never heard of this to be honest.

    I would expect it is more dependant on each individual horse. If you went out and bought an appy or a morgan or a perch who had never been in the crossties....you might not want to cross tie them right away either. They can be trained to stand there eventually.

    TheLovedOne--have you seen TB's abused in crossties, or is this just a rumour? Most people I know in the racing industry, albeit the Standardbred racing industry, don't try and draw attention to themselves in view of a lot of other people. Beating a horse in the cross ties would be a good way to get a fine. It's easier to do it in a stall where other people can't see what is going on..... <---not saying it happens, but just saying in general terms.
         

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