Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sweden - the land of carrots and apples
Well trained standardbreds are great endurance horses as well, they have the typr of muscles that's good for a fast and long ride. But they need to be well educated to last in the long run, especially if raced before. Well all horses need to be well educated but somehow it's often overlooked with standies.
If you want to do endurance just for fun, use any horse you'd like :) But a draft isn't likely to win or go very high in the levels.
About drafts stumbeling..they're usually just lazy. I've ridden several ''stumbly'' drafts but they don't have any problems on rough terrain and certainly wont just fall down and kill you.
Always keep your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.