Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
• Horses: 0
Even though the horse has been trained to pull a jogger and race bike, does not mean that you can just throw a saddle and it will be a good riding horse.
Standardbreds are good horses if they have already been retrained....but not for a brand new rider. Take lessons....then coboard....then lease....then buy.
BTW....most pacers also trot just as easily as they pace....ours switch back and forth when we jog them without hobbles. They can pick and choose what they feel most comfortable doing. Some pace the whole 30 minutes, some do half and half....It all depends. The pace you can also post too, just like a trot.
It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. --Epictetus
Last edited by VelvetsAB; 12-06-2010 at 11:30 PM.