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  1. #21
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    I'd take Promise Her Damoon in a heartbeat if I were in a position to have another horse. Beautiful walk, moves through his whole body, not just his legs. Love him!



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    Oh I wish I could afford another horse right now. I would go get Candy G. She almost has the same name (Candy) and has the same color and markings as a horse I rode when I was little. She could just live in my pasture.



  3. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ebm91 View Post
    I guess it's just coincidence that the ones I've been around have been difficult. I know there have to be good ones out there. I have no doubt that there are difficult QH's out there too, also coincidence probably that I've on;y been around easy ones. Honestly I'm not opposed to TB's, I just haven't been sold on them. Sorry to hijack the thread!

    I looked at the Canter Cuties posted on the first post. They are gorgeous. And the power that TB's exude on the race track is absolutely mind bowing to me! I think it's amazing. Maybe I'll consider one...one day
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    Thoroughbreds read your mind... the key is to have smart thoughts
    I've found that most people who don't understand TBs, are the same ones that don't understand Arabs. Petstorejunkie's quote can sum it up for both.
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  4. #24
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    I actually like to own a hard-keeper. Right now I've got a Paint and an Appy and have to watch every morsel they consume and watch them on the grass with restricted turnout and/or muzzles. They get no grain, maybe a 1/4 carrot now and again dropped in their muzzles.

    I like to FEED my horses. I love preparing mashes and grains, I love being able to watch them buried neck deep in good hay, grazing freely, etc. Of course some TB's are IR/metabolic too, but not the vast majority. How I ended up with stock breeds is beyond me, but I do love these two! My next, however, will be a TB again.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ebm91 View Post
    Ok, I am probably about to get attacked here.

    I have never been a huge TB fan but I love the idea of adopting a horse from this kind of organization. Tb's have always seemed kind of air headed to me. Not to mention that their hard keepers(the ones I've been around) and thin skinned. My defense is this--I was raised around QH's. Working cow horse, level headed, easy going. Ok, you get the picture. What is the draw to a TB? Other than the athleticism.
    Fluid gaits and stamina to burn. Plus, all of them are not air headed anymore than all quarter horses are muscle bound with upright pasturns! Take a look at John Richard Young's book called "The Complete Training of the Western Horse". In there you will see multiple ranchers who employed tbs because they could go longer. There is a pic of a rancher riding either a son or grandson of Man O'War for his regular ranch horse and preferred the breed.
    "When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters, one represents danger, the other represents opportunity."

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    The King Ranch, when developing its ranch horses used very heavy amounts of TB because of the size, speed and stamina, which were good for working with their BIG cattle. (They developed the Santa Gertrudis, I seem to recall) Their foundation stallion, Old Sorrell, was 56+% TB; and in 1941-42, their herd averaged over 65% TB blood.
    "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
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    Quote Originally Posted by hopper20 View Post
    My horse has the same sire as Mister Macho (Is It True), and is one of those great all-rounders. He'll putz around quietly with a timid rider and move out nicely with a more experienced one. He's always been relaxed over fences and trail rides alone or in company. I'd take another one in a heartbeat if I were looking.
    I love Mister Macho too - sent his pic out to a bunch of friends... I wish someone would get him and give him a wonderful new home.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ebm91 View Post
    Ok, I am probably about to get attacked here.

    I have never been a huge TB fan but I love the idea of adopting a horse from this kind of organization. Tb's have always seemed kind of air headed to me. Not to mention that their hard keepers(the ones I've been around) and thin skinned. My defense is this--I was raised around QH's. Working cow horse, level headed, easy going. Ok, you get the picture. What is the draw to a TB? Other than the athleticism.
    I think everyone covered the benefits of TBs, so I thought I would point out that Canter is not an adoption organization. It's a vessel for owners of race horses to target the sale their horses to homes interested in "providing" the horses with a second career.
    You know you're a horse person when your mother, who has no grandchildren, gets cards addressed to Grandma, signed by the horses, cats, and dogs.



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