Is A Thoroughbred A Good First Horse?

Arabians and Thoroughbreds

Likewise, Thoroughbreds, that are largely bred to be racehorses, aren’t always the best choice for a beginner.

But of course, there are some that are quiet and steady and make great first horses.

The individual temperament of the horse and its training are more important than its pedigree.

What breed of horse has the best temperament?

Paints, Palominos and other breeds that share common lineage with the American Quarter Horse make good choices. Draft breeds are known for having very calm temperaments but they are also extremely large and not as popular for riding as some of the smaller breeds.

Is a cob a good first horse?

Cobs are often identified as suitable horses for beginners or first time horse owners as many cobs are docile of temperament and quite placid.

What is a good age to buy a horse?

When you are starting out, your best option is to buy a horse that you can get on and enjoy right now, even if it is an older horse. When it comes to horses, ‘older’ usually means ten to fifteen years old, but many horses in their twenties are still great riding horses.

Can a thoroughbred be a good trail horse?

Thoroughbreds make excellent trail horses. In fact, one of the major competitions that TBs participate in is 3-day eventing. In 3-day eventing, horses must go out by themselves onto a natural course, cross water, jump small (or large) obstacles and in general, keep their rider safe.