Originally Posted by justsambam08
And granted, the DO look a bit like TB's (they should, since the Standardbred was formed from the TB...) I definitely have confirmation that he's 100% racing stock...I even went and found videos of him on the track!
the STB comes from more than just the TB. In the beginning there were only trotters. Pacers were actually formed from trotters who went sore, they would begin to pace. So they were trained and bred then. That's how you know a sound pacer, they will trot. You should see my pacing mare warm up, she looks like a goof out there trotting because she bounces all over. I need a video of it, its so light and bouncy lol.