Animal Stories - Thoroughbred


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   The Thoroughbred is the fastest horse in the world and dominates the horse racing industry!
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Clare - 2020-07-16
I have always loved horses and wanted a horse so much. Then, I figured out that there was a camp right near my house where you learn about horses, ride them, and learn to take care of a horse. My dream came true! I am so excited. And I hope the whole world knows how important horses are.

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ainsley - 2011-11-06
I love horses and someday I am going to be an equine vet. I'v always wanted a thoroughbred but I already have a horse.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-07
    It would be a great profession. Go for it.
  • eva - 2012-01-20
    i've got one too, their LOVLY !!!
  • morgan - 2016-05-24
    I absolutely love horses but sadly I'm not allowed my own yet, I ride at a riding school which has taught me a lot in the past 6 years I've been riding. I'm only 14 but have a lot of experience with horses. my favourite pony is freckles she's a beautiful 15 year old cob who is very forward going but she listens to your commands, if she's going to fast and you want her to slow down do half halts and she'll immediately come back to a fast trot. cobs are beautiful jumpers and have a beautiful personality, I recommend a cob or a tb they're both lovely to ride :)
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M - 2010-07-11
I loveeee my thoroughbred. They are the most beautiful animals and they are so sweet and loving and although my tb can be a bit fiesty... I wouldn't trade him for anything:)

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  • Liz - 2010-08-26
    We have an opportunity to adopt a 2yr old gelded stallion tb. He's beautiful and seems sweet. Will he be a good pet? We're not planning to ride very often. Is there a tremendous amount of medical and grooming care required?
    "L"
  • liv - 2011-02-27
    Aww good I'm getting a thoroughbred in a couple months any down sides?
  • Hannah - 2011-06-13
    Do the 'Thoroughbreds" have to be race horses? I would prefer to just go rising on trails, that sort of thing. And is it possible to get the Appaloosa color in a Thoroughbred? I heard that they do come in that color. But I am not sure? Thanks.
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-13
    Thoroughbreds don't have to race to be happy and love you. I would imagine most don't just beautiful to appreciate and ride.
  • macey - 2011-09-05
    I wish I had a horse you are so lucky.
  • keaton lamb - 2011-11-22
    Thoroughbreds don't have to be race horses. My horse jumps
  • Michelle - 2015-07-28
    I just adopted a 3yr old track trained but never raced. Yes he is on the pricy side however, he is also VERY sweet and has good manners. Most of their energy that makes them hard for those of us to handle, is energy obtained by injections or feeding hot food. You would never know my TB was track trained. He is very mellow.
  • Christina Wellman - 2015-09-20
    I've had my OTTB for 5 years now! He did race and won a few and best of all we got him for free. He is the most gentle sweet animal I have ever had. We let him be a horse for a year or so and then started giving him a job. My 18 years old daughter had an accident on him last year were she fell off him (not his fault, her's) and lacerated her liver. Creston Cat was very sad that she go hurt and mooped around until he could see her again. 2 weeks after her accident I took her up to see him. He perked up big time, I swear he had a smile on his face! She was not supposed to get close to him because of her injuries, but she could not help herself. That horse knew she was still hurt and stayed perfectly still. He let her pet, hug, and walk around him and he did not move at all. We were so afraid of that because on bump and she could have ended back in the hospital. Those two have the tightest bond ever! He even lets her put a hula hoop over his head and on his neck. He loves his work outs....
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Anonymous - 2012-01-23
My TB can jump 1.35m easily!! TBs' are amazing

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  • Olivia - 2012-01-27
    wow, mine con only jump one meter!
  • tyequiel - 2014-02-25
    Hey you're right.
  • fionna - 2015-04-02
    mines can pop a 1.60 oxer but a 1.35 upright in a combi :)
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liz - 2015-02-22
hi I was just wondering I have received a wide range of conflicting advice I have an eighteen year old TB cross who has always been stables and has been throughout the four years I have had him, I am in the process of selling him and the girl who wants him only has turnout some have said he would be fine rugged up others say he must have a stable all the time xx what would you say .

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  • Clarice Brough - 2015-02-24
    Personally, I think he would adapt.
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Michelle Byrd - 2013-11-15
I've just adopted a retired 7yr old gelding thoroughbred- just retired in Oct 2013. What I need to know is how do I retrain him to be a regular show, trail, and everyday riding horse? I also need to know how to change his diet to be fed twice a day and thrifty

 

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-12-10
    It sounds like you need some in-depth help with both training and feeding of your new thoroughbred. I found this site, Training Off-the-Track-Thoroughbreds, which looks like it has help with both of those issues. Hope it helps.
  • Christina Sausedo-Wellman - 2014-05-03
    The site Off Track Thoroughbred is a great site!!!  I have a retired Thoroughbred too, he has been with our family now for almost 4 years.  We love him sooooo much!
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Anonymous - 2012-04-17
Race horses are the fastest horses in the world.
Zenyyata, Secretariat, Sebiscuit and Man of War.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-21
    Yes they are! and I think Seabiscuit still holds the record:)
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Olivia - 2012-01-27
Could someone please tell me if TBs(thoroughbreds) or WBs (warmbloods) are better show jumpers, and who are better all-rounders? Thank-you, Olivia

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  • Ms. Jeffi - 2012-01-27
    I think WBs are slightly better jumpers but they both make good all rounders. This is just from my own experiences though...
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-27
    If I understand the info correctly the throughbreds are bred from defined warmbloods for specific sport whether racing or jumping so I would go on the basis of what the actual pony is bred for. Thoughbreds are normally bred for a sport. All rounders in handling riding personality is dependent on ancestry and breeding. Easier to judge by the parental linage. Hope this helps.
  • Anonymous - 2012-01-28
    WBs=jumpers TBs=all-rounders
  • ed - 2012-02-15
    I am not sure on on who might be the better jumper but I now my throughbred trusts me and he would jump any thing I would ask him to and he would cross any river. I would hope I would know his limits.
  • shaby - 2012-08-20
    this is my opinion is that wb are better at show jumping and tbs are better at rounder
  • Anonymous - 2013-04-27
    TBs are often crossed with Irish Draughts to make Irish Sport Horses which are excellent all rounders and fantastic jumpers.
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Tina - 2012-09-17
Can anyone confirm, that if a Thoroughbred Stallion is gelded at age 7, that he will always have his stallion bad habits- he is now 8 and being very pushy, taking off, fighting w/ other horses, badly enough to have one swift kick to another horse and killed it. Not a good option to rescue for a teenage experienced rider??

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-09-18
    Memories - ah those memories.  Most say it would take a year or so for the stallion to calm a bit but many say, he just won't.  He was mature and was a stalion and those behaviors have become part of his personality.  It is possible he may calm down but at 7 - he was a mature male and he will most likely retain the behaviors. 
  • Keeva - 2013-03-01
    Yes most stallions have it in their head from a very young age that there the ringleaderso best be geldedat 2-3 years old.
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abbayy - 2012-08-07
I have a thoroughbred. I just gots her a few weeks ago shes a big girl yet nice. I love her.

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