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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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!
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.
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:)
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.
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.
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.

eva - 2012-02-15
The PROs and CONs of owning a horse:
PROs: 1. Horses can live till they are over 25 years old, this makes them a wonderful friend!
2. Despite there size, horses with the right loving care and training, are very affectionate, sweet temped and loving.
3. YOU can learn so much from a horse!

CONs: 1. Owning and caring for a horse takes a LOT of time and commitment.
2. Horses hooves must be shod/trimmed every 6-8 weeks by a farrier, this costs a 'bit'!
3. All horses/ponies should be fed at-least a little bit of 'hard-feed' every day even if they are being spelled or are a companion horse OR if they do or don't graze each day=MONEY!
4. Buying Tack, Brushes, Rugs etc. costs. Also beware POISONOUS-PLANTS.

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  • eva - 2012-02-15
    If you are prepared to SPEND you will have one of the most rewarding experiences of your life! ~Eva~
mikayla - 2012-01-09
Horses are like my life.I love horses.this might sound crazy but I can handle any horses with any attitude,and im oly 12.most people dont belive me but they havnt seen me ride.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-09
    I believe you --- completely
  • Anonymous - 2012-01-20
    hi mikayla I'm 12 as well i've got a horse too!! (a TB)
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 !!!
eva - 2012-01-20

i've got a TB their the best!!