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post #1 of 3 Old 06-15-2012, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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Question Trying That New Horse...

So over the weekend Im thinking of going on a trail. Most of the horses at the barn I go to are off the track Thoroughbreds. That being said.. any tips on what I can do to know the horse will be good on the trail, and to keep it calm? Thanks!
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post #2 of 3 Old 06-15-2012, 01:45 PM
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What does being TBs have to do with them being calm or good on trail? They either are or they aren't, based on their individual personalities. Their breed has nothing to do with it.

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post #3 of 3 Old 06-15-2012, 02:14 PM
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Avoid ones that are spooky or unpredictable, make sure the horse turns well and stops when asked. Same rules with any breed.

If you feel comfortable w/t/c in an indoor and outdoor arena you should be fine to try a trail.

I've retrained many OTTB's, some make great trail horses, others not so much. Typically they are a little more reactive and forward than many other breeds
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