I was wondering what experiences different people have had with riding Thoroughbred vs Warmblood horses, and which one they prefer and why. I have found that I prefer the Tb, which may partially be because that is what I ride most often (well that and the appendix QH). But yesterday my trainer put me on her Wb hunter (derby prospect), very nice mover, well trained, fantatic jump, but I still found that I didn't enjoy his way of going when I'm up on him (love to watch him though), and have found this to be true with other warmbloods in the past that I have ridden. I feel like they are, in general, heavy movers that you have to kinda bully around but you can't really because of their size. They just seem to need a more aggressive ride. I have preferred the lighter, more sensitive ride of most Tbs where it is more about finesse (sp?) and they just feel lighter on their feet. When I think about it, growing up with the QHs I always prefered the appendix QH to the stockier type of QH, and wonder if this is a holdover from that.
Which one do you guys prefer and why?