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ayeshaqureshi00 05-18-2008 08:04 PM

Thoroughbreds, Saddlebreds, and Western Riding
Hi everyone,
I'm just curious to know if a thoroughbred or saddlebred would be appropriate for western riding, including barrel racing and possibly reining. I appreciate the input and would like to know the reasons, for instance why or why not

JustDressageIt 05-18-2008 08:58 PM

My little TB mare did really well in the little WP stuff around my area, she beat out "low and slow" QHs many a time! She was very quick so turned the barrels really well. Thing is, you don't want a large horse, 16hh is getting a little big.

Just thought I'd chuck my 2 cents in!

ayeshaqureshi00 05-18-2008 09:10 PM

Thanks just...that makes sense about not getting a horse that is too large

kickshaw 05-19-2008 10:56 AM

I have a saddlebred barrel racer :D

he's not big - 15.2 and short coupled like a QH

Here are some pics:

PoptartShop 05-19-2008 11:17 AM

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I don't see anything wrong with using a tb really. :D Saddlebreds aren't too bad, either. ;) I agree with JDI, just don't get one that's really large.

Grahamstephani 06-07-2008 03:24 AM

I've barrel raced on almost everything... Haha. I see no problem with a tb or Saddlebred.

Kissmeinsanity 06-08-2008 11:00 AM

I own a saddlebred mare that does western. She can barrel race and is quick as a quarter horse. I think a a saddlebred or tb would be an awesome western horse they just need the training just like every other horse. People are so sterotypic with what horse can do what. Any horse can do anything with the training.

Thats my feelings to it all.

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