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azhorseluvr1222 01-10-2011 08:42 PM

TB Temperament
 
I know there will be some variations but I was wondering in general what is the TB temperament like? My boy is a TB cross....I think and I just wanted to see how close he was to the general standard. My boy seems to be temperamental and must always know whos in charge and be reminded more than once :-x. I know I tend to put my emotions into things but he seems to get upset if I am riding or just petting another horse! He paces, paws and kicks his feeder then ignores me if I come over to him and pins his ears then we have to do the whole repect/leadership thing all over again. Is it him or his breed? Possibly both? Thanks. I am thinking about changing his name to Mr. Tude inside of Mr. Brown.

JustDressageIt 01-10-2011 08:50 PM

There are some TBs that are hotter than heck, and there are some TBs that are dead quiet. There are some QHs that are hotter than heck, and there are some QHs that are dead quiet. It all depends on the individual, their pedigree, their training, and their upbringing/training.

In all honesty, it sounds like your horse has a bit of an attitude problem, and needs an adjustement. Consistent work and training are going to be what brings him around - having someone more experienced to show you the ropes wouldn't be a horrible idea either.

azhorseluvr1222 01-10-2011 09:17 PM

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Originally Posted by JustDressageIt (Post 884726)
There are some TBs that are hotter than heck, and there are some TBs that are dead quiet. There are some QHs that are hotter than heck, and there are some QHs that are dead quiet. It all depends on the individual, their pedigree, their training, and their upbringing/training.

In all honesty, it sounds like your horse has a bit of an attitude problem, and needs an adjustement. Consistent work and training are going to be what brings him around - having someone more experienced to show you the ropes wouldn't be a horrible idea either.

Yes attitude problem and I notice the more I work him the less attitude he has and the more sociable he is with everyone. He was doing really good until yesterday when I took another horse on a ride. No worries I do have some one more expierienced than me watching over the both of us.

highlander 01-11-2011 02:58 PM

my tb is very calm, isn't affectionate generally, doesn't appreciate people near her feed. She's happy left to herself but saying that if I go to my youngster and talk to him she seems want affection. In the saddle she's a lovely hack more than that and she's very hot she's a purebred tb ex-racer so...
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azhorseluvr1222 01-11-2011 10:40 PM

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my tb is very calm, isn't affectionate generally, doesn't appreciate people near her feed. She's happy left to herself but saying that if I go to my youngster and talk to him she seems want affection. In the saddle she's a lovely hack more than that and she's very hot she's a purebred tb ex-racer so...
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Mr. Brown is actually pretty calm most of the time except when I am with other horses or if I make him work. He much rather be petted, brushed, and bathed and generally doted on. He loves to snuggle :D

highlander 01-12-2011 01:45 AM

Sounds like its just a bit of a attitude when it comes down to certain things. I do think most ex-racers are brilliant to keep and work with because they learn so quickly plus with all the things they see as youngsters they tend to not be too phased unlike some other tbs.
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AlexS 01-12-2011 01:48 AM

It totally depends on the horse. I do not have much money, and while I would love to own a more pricy horse, it is not realistic for me.

I have had a lot of OTTBs and some are nuts, crazy hyper and need a job all the time, others are laid back. My current guy is too laid back, he is lazy and slow to think, he is only 5.

It is not the breed, but the personality. My avatar is him meeting himself in the mirror. I could understand some confusion at first, but the licking and snorting went on for 20 mins.

RedTree 01-12-2011 03:07 AM

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Originally Posted by AlexS (Post 886585)
It is not the breed, but the personality. My avatar is him meeting himself in the mirror. I could understand some confusion at first, but the licking and snorting went on for 20 mins.

haha he was telling him self how good he looks

Buzz is a TB with a laid back personality :) he loves attention and scrathes, once at an event I was standing waiting and he would slowly shift his weight and move over to where some people were to get scrathes lol
he can be a bit firier sometimes... rarely

HairyCob 01-12-2011 03:17 AM

Foxy is quite a friendly inquisitive TB. She'll always come upto you and be nosey. She doesn't like people near her food, and she likes to 'imagine' monsters alot of the time. She's very alert with her ears always pricked and listening. She can be a bit of a madam and try to be the boss, she likes to think she's in charge of the others too!

sarahver 01-12-2011 10:19 AM

Temperament is such a difficult term to define when you think about it as 99% of the attitude that we see in our horses can be attributed to the way they respond to us rather than some innate code they have for dealing with situations.

As such, it is hard to make a generalisation about the temperament of ANY breed, the way they behave has more has to do with the individual horses history and past experiences.

I have had many different TB's for over ten years and I would say in general they have had very calm, willing, beautiful temperaments. However sometimes they would behave very badly. It really was a matter of correct, consistent training. Your boy's behaviour sounds like he just needs more training!

Also, just a word of warning and don't be offended by this: Be careful when attributing bad behaviour to being typical of the temperament of a certain breed as you are one step away from excusing the bad behaviour on account of the breed!


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