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Anyone ride their Thoroughbred Western?

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    02-13-2012, 06:38 PM
Do your Thoroughbreds neck rein as well
If I got a horse I would want to ride english or western
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    02-19-2012, 04:29 PM
My TB is trained English but I want to retrain her to western. Hopefully by this Summer, though I don't actually know how long it would take. Depends on the horse?
    02-19-2012, 05:48 PM
Western Thoroughbred

I ride my Thoroughbred Western and English. A lot of people criticize him for being a TB, but we try our hardest to prove them wrong!
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    05-05-2012, 12:37 PM
Endiku, I think you make a great point about OTTBs having little association with western training, etc. I used to ride at an equine therapy facility and one of calmest, most trustworthy horses there was a 12yo OTTB mare who was ridden in a simple little s hackamore. She was a beautiful English mover but I never thought twice about her in her western getup. She was an amazing trail horse, too, and seemed quite content with her new life! I just had a baby and my husband and I are moving, but my 2 year plan includes an OTTB that I plan to ride strictly western.
    05-05-2012, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Country Woman    
Do your Thoroughbreds neck rein as well
If I got a horse I would want to ride english or western
Yes, my boy does.
    07-17-2012, 06:41 PM
I actually ride my tb western. He was off the track and was ridden with students at my farm for about a month before I got him. When I first rode him, he was still a little uneasy with the new bit and saddle but for the most part he is doing fine! I have had him for about 3 months now and hew keeps getting better. Good luck!

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