Thoroughbred as a first horse? - The Horse Forum
 10Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 24 Old 11-22-2014, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: coventry
Posts: 11
• Horses: 1
Thoroughbred as a first horse?

Hi all,
i have just got a throughbred. He is my first horse have i made mistake?
Tanya
Tanyagray1990 is offline  
post #2 of 24 Old 11-22-2014, 03:06 PM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: A good place
Posts: 8,030
• Horses: 0
Maybe. Maybe not.
natisha likes this.
boots is offline  
post #3 of 24 Old 11-22-2014, 03:07 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Indiana
Posts: 106
• Horses: 2
Well, it's not a mistake if you have a few years of prior horse experience. However, I'm under the idea that you don't have a lot of experience. It honestly depends on the horse, too. I know a quarter horse, the 'perfect first horse' breed, and he's crazy! However, there is an Arab of my friends, and Arabs are known to have high energy levels, but my friends Arab is 6 and you could put a little kid to start lessons on him and he's bomb proof. It all depends on the horse- if you two click together, then y'all click. Best of luck to you!
natisha likes this.
ChevysMyBoy is offline  
post #4 of 24 Old 11-22-2014, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: coventry
Posts: 11
• Horses: 1
No i dont have any experience. He seems to be fairly laid back. He kicked out the first time i tried to get him out of the field so that worried me a little and my friend rode him today and he seemed fine. a 13 year old had him before me and said she had no problems
Tanyagray1990 is offline  
post #5 of 24 Old 11-22-2014, 03:26 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Indiana
Posts: 106
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tanyagray1990 View Post
No i dont have any experience. He seems to be fairly laid back. He kicked out the first time i tried to get him out of the field so that worried me a little and my friend rode him today and he seemed fine. a 13 year old had him before me and said she had no problems
Well, to be honest, I started riding when I was 5, and (had I wanted to) I could own a TB and not have too many problems. Do you have an older, seasoned horse trainer, or friend who has a lot of horse experience who can help you with your horse?
ChevysMyBoy is offline  
post #6 of 24 Old 11-22-2014, 03:32 PM
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: CT USA an English transplant
Posts: 33,841
• Horses: 3
Maybe look at the blog written by one of our members Nikelodeon79 sharing her experiences with her OTTB Striker
She does have the benefit of a very good trainer to hand though and as a first time owner of any horse that should be something you might think about
nikelodeon79 likes this.
jaydee is offline  
post #7 of 24 Old 11-22-2014, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: coventry
Posts: 11
• Horses: 1
Yes there is alot of people up the stables thats are helping me out. i just supose because that because i havent been around horses before im not used to them or knowing what they can do. i think him kicking out put me off a little bit and people say the can be unpredictable
Tanyagray1990 is offline  
post #8 of 24 Old 11-22-2014, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: coventry
Posts: 11
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaydee View Post
Maybe look at the blog written by one of our members Nikelodeon79 sharing her experiences with her OTTB Striker
She does have the benefit of a very good trainer to hand though and as a first time owner of any horse that should be something you might think about

Thankyou i will have a look
Tanyagray1990 is offline  
post #9 of 24 Old 11-22-2014, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: coventry
Posts: 11
• Horses: 1
maybe he is just trying to settle in his new home?
Tanyagray1990 is offline  
post #10 of 24 Old 11-22-2014, 03:49 PM
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: CT USA an English transplant
Posts: 33,841
• Horses: 3
There's always a settling in period when most horses get stressed and though TB's aren't essentially always high strung they can be more quick to react to change and struggle with it more
The member I've mentioned had owned horses before which made a difference to her
I will say that if you're feeling nervous of him and struggling to deal with that he might not be the best horse for you - the 13 year old might have been around horses all her/his life and very confident which makes a big difference.
Do you have a way out if he is worrying you? Is there any sort of return agreement in the purchase (as from a dealer) or was it a private one ended sale?
jaydee is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
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:
OR

Log-in









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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Quarter Horse/Thoroughbred cross? Samanthak Horse Breeds 15 06-16-2014 12:54 AM
Thoroughbred of Quarter Horse? SophieLee Horse Breeds 7 12-05-2010 01:30 AM
Retired race horse thoroughbred spencer and cindy Horse Breeds 3 11-10-2010 02:38 PM
Thoroughbred horse pacing Sunda Horse Health 3 07-20-2010 06:30 PM
Thoroughbred sport horse bloodlines Sara Horse Breeds 2 02-26-2009 05:32 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome