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        12-13-2012, 06:37 PM
      #21
    Yearling
    She isn't too bad compared to a lot of others I've had. The bridge troll is a bit of a problem because the bridge is right at my back gate and the river runs fast and noisy. It's a very tangible boundary marker for a horse that doesn't want to leave her buddies. She files birds, squirrels and deer very quickly into the harmless category. The bear causes a little more concern but not panic. Understandable.
    Haven't come across a moose blocking the trail yet but that's just a matter of time.
    We will get there.
         
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        02-02-2013, 11:01 AM
      #22
    Weanling
    Ran across this video on youtube. I know this guy, this horse and this stable. Not 15 mins. From me. I was surprised.

         
        02-02-2013, 11:42 AM
      #23
    Weanling
    Rawhide's Big Wheel, is a nice looking horse, for the show ring. Personally, I don't care for this type on the trails. To me, they are not as smooth or agile as the lower front end mov'n racking horses. I happen to have one of these also. He'll make a great show horse, but, to me, not worth a plug nickel for the trials.

    Too bad the young man riding him hasn't taken some riding lessons. That turtle back doesn't adding anything.
         
        02-02-2013, 11:48 AM
      #24
    Weanling
    They have a number of show horses. He actually won the first show he ever entered couple yrs ago. I watched him ride the same horse he showed. It was a rough ride in comparison to others they have. I was told for the show ring, the judges like the rougher gaited horses.

    Whereas when they ride trails, its different horses. I saw much smoother horses that day I was down on their farm, then this one. But this one is the looker of the bunch. This young guy is still in high school.
         
        02-02-2013, 03:09 PM
      #25
    Foal
    So I'm confused the Blue Roan Stallion in the second to last video is a Standardbred? Full Standardbred?? I mean I understand alot of horses went together a long time ago to make this breed but still one can't just slip through it's a gene that requires one parent to be a roan. I love blue roans but alot of people get confused so you have to be careful buying one. I don't know how many adds I've emailed people about only to get a picture of a grey horse. Hmmm I love Standardbreds, I see new options in my future.
         
        02-02-2013, 04:37 PM
      #26
    Foal
    Most Standardbreds rack/singlefoot, my OTSTB is developing his rack (he is very inconsistent about picking it up but he is slowly learning)

    My trotter can trot a mile 1:56 when he was racing and got timed at 35mph, we had a pacer (who now singlefoots) on the pace 1:52 for a mile and at a rack was timed at 36 mph.

    I LOVE my Standardbreds and out West there are great STBs at various racetracks and farms, plus some great adoption people.
         
        02-02-2013, 06:38 PM
      #27
    Foal
    Umm just read it he does say the roan is a stb. I wanna see his papers lol, he's lovely!!!
         
        02-02-2013, 07:05 PM
      #28
    Foal
    Many Standardbreds are quite handsome, the breed is refining as they are getting faster at the track. My trotter gets mistaken for a warmblood or a heavier TB

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/5946682...photostreamIMG

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/5946682...in/photostream
         
        02-02-2013, 07:14 PM
      #29
    Weanling
    Its my understanding that a "singlefoot horse" or a "racking horse" (same thing) isnt a set pure breed of horse. Most of them have some standard bred in the mix. Perhaps heavy to the standardbred side. But still a cross
         
        02-02-2013, 07:36 PM
      #30
    Foal
    No it is not a breed of horse but a gait and there is a registry SHBOA which is a performance registry as many different breed of horses rack/singlefoot. Yes, there does seem to be a great deal of Standardbred or Standard crosses who dominate the speed divisions of the gait. I love the gait for trails for when it is collected it is as smooth and ground covering as a running walk.
         

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