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post #1 of 12 Old 10-18-2010, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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Standardbred Owners

I feel so alone, I don't know anyone who owns a standard bred. I personally have a standard bred and when I tell others that I have one, they just stare at me. Are there any other standard bred owners out there who just ride/drive, not racing. (Mine is a pacer)
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post #2 of 12 Old 10-18-2010, 05:31 PM
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My grandparents have had Standardbreds for as long as I can remember and before that, as long as my Mom remembers. They even worked in California for a while for a top trainer at the time. We have only had one mare that we ever turned into a riding mare though. All others have raced, or have gone for buggie horses. So I am only part of what you were looking for....

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post #3 of 12 Old 10-18-2010, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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Does your horse that you ride break gates into trot or canter when you ask for a pace? Mine also bucks a lot, we had her checked out by a vet and she's fine, we don't understand why she bucks.
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post #4 of 12 Old 10-18-2010, 05:44 PM
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This is going back several years....but Jenny normally paced, and only sometimes trotted. I posted to the pace just as I would to a trot....or sat it. Jenny had another owner for a while before we bought her back as a broodmare, and the lady used her for trails and a bit of jumping. As far as I remember, Jenny would canter, but she preferred to pace, but would trot occassionally.

One of the members of my hunt club has a Standardbred and he trots and canters. He will still be trotting when other horses are cantering and easily keeping up.

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post #5 of 12 Old 10-18-2010, 05:48 PM
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I've got one!
Acutally, she is so nice that my neighbor fell in love with her and is in the process of 'stealing' her from me!
She started taking lessons on her and is doing wonderfully!
Mine is a pacer too (has been raced a coulpe of seasons) but she has the most wonderful w/t/c, only paces when she's not getting clear signals.
And she is developping the most comfortable running walk!
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post #6 of 12 Old 10-18-2010, 05:57 PM
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I just got a three year old Standardbred. He raced a couple of times but had no aptitude for it.

I'm the process of breaking him to saddle and remouthing him. He doesn't pace, so I believe he was a trotter rather than a pacer but I don't really know.
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post #7 of 12 Old 10-19-2010, 09:11 AM
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I had standrabreds for years. We did race them, but if they werent working out on the track I would take the good ones and break them to ride and sell them as riding horses. They are wonderful trail horses!! My best friend now has a trotter that didnt make it on the track and he is her main trail horse. He does a great job too!!

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post #8 of 12 Old 10-19-2010, 09:58 AM
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I only have a half Standardbred mare, but I say you should consider yourself lucky because I can't wait to get a full Standardbred! I get LOOKS too when people find out my mare is half standie. Only half, but I still get looks! LOL

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post #9 of 12 Old 10-19-2010, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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My standardbred doesn't canter. When I ask her for a canter, she just paces even faster. I wouldn't recomend standard breds for showing in non gaited classes, the judges won't place you well. They are really good at games and trail though because their pace is so fast and in trail they are not afraid of anything.
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post #10 of 12 Old 10-19-2010, 09:06 PM
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I used to own one ! He was one of the best horses I've owned .
I regret selling him . He would canter but sometimes broke into a pace lol

I would always get asked why I bought a standy ..... Simple he had the height I wanted 17.1hh and had an awesome attitude . You can not not consider a horse based on breed.

If I could find him I would buy him back in a heart beat.

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