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    02-08-2011, 06:11 AM
  #11
Foal
Wow,,Thanks to everyone who answered my thread,,Yes I was the same that I only heard the name standardbred becore and thought it was a harness horse so didn`t care but I opened my mind and had a look at one and what happened?....

It was at my house a few days later
     
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    02-08-2011, 07:48 AM
  #12
Foal
I'm another standardbred owner and lover. This is my girl Skye. Rising 12, only 14hh and temperament to die for. She's currently in foal with only six weeks to go.
Photo taken before pregnancy
     
    02-08-2011, 08:43 AM
  #13
Foal
I just got my standie Oct of last year and I love her! She's the horse in my avatar. She's a 14yr old ex broodie I adopted off of her breeders. I used to turn my nose up at them too, because the only two that I ever rode had a god awful trot and a draft horse head on a pony body. :P

My sister started working at Winning Key Farm as foal watch for them in March of last year, and that's how I got my first look at some really well bred Standardbreds. They have gorgeous BIG mares. Thia is 16+ hands and they consider her to be on the small side! Lol. When I saw that they had some old broodies up for adoption I didn't think twice because they are NICE mares.

Anyway, lol, I just backed her myself in Nov and it was the easiest time I ever had. Now I know that they are used to having stuff strapped to them and all that, but she took to the saddle and me riding her like she was doing it her whole life. When I finally got on she was like "So this is what all the fuss was about?" lol. She is very level headed, and just a tad on the lazy side. I am definitely (sp?) going to get another Standie in the future. I think Thia has def. Converted me. :)

Almost done, I promise! ;) I guess there are two different types of standies? One is a trotter and another a pacer? The barn manager never said anything about Thia, but my sis is going today to look at a mare they have up for adoption, and the BM said she was a pacer mare. I know Thia has never paced for me while I was working or riding her, and I haven't seen her do it in the field, so my question is, is there really two "types" of standies?
     
    02-08-2011, 01:33 PM
  #14
Green Broke
Not really, they can both trot and pace. But it's usually which ever one they do best they will race, But some also do both.
     
    02-08-2011, 05:40 PM
  #15
Foal
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Originally Posted by Thia    
I used to turn my nose up at them too, because the only two that I ever rode had a god awful trot and a draft horse head on a pony body. :P
Draft horse head! LOL. My mare's face goes on forever (yeah, on the left, that's her . . .) She also is one of those mammoth broodies too though, so it doesn't look so bad when you see the whole picture.

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Originally Posted by Jet7689    
Not to be biased but I honestly think standies have some of the most endearing and beautiful faces.
I honestly believe the reason we love them so much is because their character makes them endearing and beautiful. Don't get me wrong, I think they're all adorable, but again, as Jet7689 mentioned, I might be slightly biased.

I love threads like this, where STB owners can brag about them. It may already be obvious, since I've completely dominated this thread. My apologies. Keep 'em comin'.
     
    02-14-2011, 10:52 AM
  #16
Foal
This is Calum. He's 23 years old, going to be 24 this year. He was going to be a racer but he never grew tall enough :( but he's a brilliant little horse, if slightly crazy!
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    02-19-2011, 06:22 PM
  #17
Foal
I never used to be a standard bred fan - considering I grew up in the thoroughbred industries me and my friends who are standard bred grooms had this playful battle going back and forth as to which breed was better. But now i've worked with both of them for racing and I quite like them!
     
    02-19-2011, 07:12 PM
  #18
Foal
I have one! Never wanted to race, so we got her! We are currently training for dressage, nd she's doing amazing! Very quick learner, only problem is retraining the darn pacing
     
    02-19-2011, 07:18 PM
  #19
Foal
Calum looks exactly like my friends rescue Pride - he's a standardbred and sometimes i'll go out with my friend and hook a harness and jog cart up to him for her and take him around in that to keep him from going nuts (she boards at a standard bred facility and forgot her horse used to race lol)
     

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