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post #11 of 15 Old 01-06-2016, 05:06 PM
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I would say it's rare but certainly not impossible. Majority of horses I deal with are TBs and I can't really think of one I'd call bombproof off the top of my head although I'm sure they exist. That being said I also wouldn't call any of them nutcases although they are certainly higher strung than most others.
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post #12 of 15 Old 01-07-2016, 07:17 AM
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A friend of mine growing up had a TB named Brandy that was bombproof at 4 and before! To ask her to go faster than a walk (slow walk) was laughable. I would give her a looooooong head start on a "race" and still pass her within a few seconds! That horse never shied or met anything that scared her. So it is possible, just not the norm.
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post #13 of 15 Old 01-07-2016, 08:29 AM
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My baby boy is a Thoroughbred! :) He's the sweetest, calmest baby I've ever seen, even when he was 4 years old. We actually thought he might have been drugged the first time we went and saw him, so we had to come back and surprise the owner one day. He was the same Cowboy as the first time we saw him, and he is the same baby today!

My mom had a TB like one you described when she was younger, and therefore she didn't want to let me buy a TB when we were on the market. But after we saw Cowboy, we knew we just couldn't disregard him because of his breed. He is an OTTB as well, though he never officially raced.

I wouldn't completely disregard them! Thoroughbreds are my all time favorite breed because of their quirky and audacious personalities, and how prominent every single TB's personality is, no matter what the actual personality is. Thoroughbreds are amazing!!
I'll post pictures of my baby when I get home ^.^.^.^
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post #14 of 15 Old 01-10-2016, 01:23 PM
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Cowboy <3 :)
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post #15 of 15 Old 01-10-2016, 02:02 PM
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I don't understand how people can say *omg stereotypes are so wrong, every horsey is perfect in every way * (not pointing fingers at anyone on this thread, promise)
There are plenty of psycho, high-strung TBs and Arabs. When I hear "Freisian" I always think a conformation trainwreck. And nobody can deny that most successful AQHA halter horses look like the equine version of Arnold Swarzenegger walking on twigs for legs.
Every breed has the good and the bad, and every breed serves its purpose in one way or another (struggling to find the purpose of halter horses on roids but I'm sure there is one). Any horse can make somebody a best friend, no doubt, and there are exceptions to EVERY generalization.
But yes, I am very horsist.
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