Thoroughbreds, Saddlebreds, and Western Riding
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Western Riding

Thoroughbreds, Saddlebreds, and Western Riding

This is a discussion on Thoroughbreds, Saddlebreds, and Western Riding within the Western Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category
  • Riding a thoroughbred western
  • Western riding thoroughbred

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    05-18-2008, 09:04 PM
  #1
Foal
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
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    05-18-2008, 09:58 PM
  #2
Showing
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!
     
    05-18-2008, 10:10 PM
  #3
Foal
Thanks just...that makes sense about not getting a horse that is too large
     
    05-19-2008, 11:56 AM
  #4
Green Broke
I have a saddlebred barrel racer

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

Here are some pics:
     
    05-19-2008, 12:17 PM
  #5
Showing
I don't see anything wrong with using a tb really. Saddlebreds aren't too bad, either. ;) I agree with JDI, just don't get one that's really large.
     
    06-07-2008, 04:24 AM
  #6
Foal
I've barrel raced on almost everything... Haha. I see no problem with a tb or Saddlebred.
     
    06-08-2008, 12:00 PM
  #7
Foal
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.

That's my feelings to it all.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0