Big boned TB's

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  1. Innisfreefarm

    Innisfreefarm Senior Member

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    Wanted to post a separate thread because I have seen many people say that "that horse can't be a TB because it has too much bone"...well that simply isn't true. I know that some people understand this but the majority seem to think of TB's as "always" light boned.

    This is my old jumper boy Frank, 100% TB, and very large boned, with a huge shark fin wither.

    Please excuse his condition, unfortunately these are actually the last pictures I have of him. He had not been in good health at the end and these pictures show our struggle with his weight and overall condition. He died about a month after these pictures were taken. :(..

    But they do show how large boned he was. Great legs, huge shoulder, large girth...just a BIG boy...He was apparently really well bred as well. He was my heart and soul, miss him everyday.

    FYI he was 17.1 and I always got asked if he was a WB or a WB cross. He was tattooed, but did nothing on the track despite that apparently his breeding suggested that was all a fluke!

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  2. frisco17

    frisco17 Senior Member

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    I agree. My friend has a tb that most people think is a wb. She picked him up off the track a few years ago.
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  3. sandstorm

    sandstorm Senior Member

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    I have to add to this beautiful collection...

    FYI, rider has a 34" inseam to give idea of just how large horse is
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  4. palimino57

    palimino57 Senior Member

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    My kegger (although lighter then we would like him ) is a big boned guy!

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    These pics do him no justice!
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  5. TrueColoursFarm

    TrueColoursFarm Senior Member+

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    I think many of the TB breeders intentionally opt to buy / breed / produce a "type" of TB. Some prefer (because of the discipline they ride / show in) a lighter / leaner and more streamlined TB and others - like me :) - opt to produce a more substantial build.

    Here are a couple of my full TB's and yes - most people think they are WB crosses of some sort as well ...

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    Spilled Milk (Guaranteed Gold / Puchi Trap) at 3 weeks old

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    Indy Kitty - Matricule / Painting Miss Kitty - 2 years old

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    Champagneandpearls (Guaranteed Gold / RFF Pearlescent) - 3 years old

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    Guaranteed Gold - at 14 years old

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    Florentine Gold - Guaranteed Gold / Cashew

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    Tahitian Moon - Guaranteed Gold / Artic Squaw

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    By Gold Bayou by Guaranteed Gold - all TB youngsters ...

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    Remember My Name - Guaranteed Gold / Puch Trap -2 years old

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    I love these more substantial TB's. Nice to see that others feel the same way!
     
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  6. fennecfox

    fennecfox Senior Member

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    I feel like people don't realize how much variety there is within TBs. I have the stereotypical TB--fine boned, narrow and hot. My mom's OTTB gelding is often mistaken for a WB.

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  7. Pigeon

    Pigeon Full Member

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    Ohh! Suddenly I feel the need for a pasture buddy for Pigeon! :p
    He's gorgeous!
     
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  8. ClearProphet

    ClearProphet Full Member

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    I think my OTTB had pretty much the same situation as JumperFarm's horse - very well bred, but a bit of a dud on the track. He's 17h and solidly built with really great thick legs and wears a size 3 shoe.

    These aren't the best pictures, but hopefully you can tell - I'm 5'7" for comparison.

    Note: please excuse his lack of topline in the first photo - this was a while ago when I first got him and it's much better now!

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  9. AvidEquestrian

    AvidEquestrian Senior Member

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    Weve resorted to calling my 16.3hh mare a thoro-blood, because shes such a beefcake. I actually had to put her on a diet about a month ago.:blushing: Not the average "hard-keeper" TB.


    *That western saddle is for sale too ;D *




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  10. JBandRio

    JBandRio Senior Member

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    Heck, just look at Equine Repro's mare, the dam of her newest foal by Touch of the Blues. That's a HUNK of a TB :) :)
     
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