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        03-07-2010, 03:17 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Am I crazy

    Hi, I'm new to this board. I just purchase my new partner, a t/b. I'm not sure what I'm going to do beside trail riding. I am a recent western riding convert. He's tall, 17 h, has a great attitude. Am I crazy chosing to ride western with him?
         
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        03-07-2010, 04:17 PM
      #2
    Banned
    Nope. I know some people on here ride their huge drafts in western saddle. Of course, choose trails with no low-hanging branches with such a tall boy.
    Remember, not every tall horse has to be ridden english, and vice-versa. :) Good Luck!
         
        03-10-2010, 01:19 PM
      #3
    Trained
    Naw. Toni has herself an 18.2hh team penning horse. Hehe, don't worry about it. :)
         
        03-11-2010, 09:40 AM
      #4
    Showing
    18.2h??? I'll bet Toni can see those numbers real well! I'd be concerned about a cow running under my horse!

    When I made the switch from English to Western, I had a OTT App that was 16.2h and he (Pongo) made a good trail horse. My only problem was that the group I rode with used to deliberately ride in close cover and I was the one who got wacked with branches and spider webs.
         
        03-11-2010, 09:50 AM
      #5
    Green Broke
    My 16.2hh thoroughbred is ridden in a western saddle and bridle, and I must say he looks simply divine when he is all decked out....must take some pictures to share one day
         
        03-11-2010, 05:15 PM
      #6
    Weanling
    I have a 16h paint and a 14.3h QH. I love riding the QH for trails because we aren't ducking the whole ride. However, my paint is a much more elegant mover in the arena and does well in Western Pleasure and Trail class.
         
        03-11-2010, 05:24 PM
      #7
    Foal
    Umm if your just trail riding I would personally say that a thourbred would be wasted at that job! They are best suited to racing and jumping! Although that is just my opinion!
         
        03-11-2010, 06:50 PM
      #8
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Maire995    
    Umm if your just trail riding I would personally say that a thourbred would be wasted at that job! They are best suited to racing and jumping! Although that is just my opinion!

    I'm sure the horse doesn't think that.
         
        03-11-2010, 07:29 PM
      #9
    Trained
    My hubby's western horse is almost 17hh. I could never imagine her being an english horse...
         
        03-13-2010, 03:25 AM
      #10
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Maire995    
    Umm if your just trail riding I would personally say that a thourbred would be wasted at that job! They are best suited to racing and jumping! Although that is just my opinion!
    Actually some thoroughbreds make the best trail horses. I use my thoroughbred gelding mainly for trails because he is so level headed


    So yes any horse will make a good trail horse, and you don't have to ride your thoroughbred english. Shoot, there was even a woman running her thoroughbred in the NFR (he was running barrels) and he kicked butt.
         

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