Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Can a standardbred excel in Western
iv been considering buying a horse recently, though i'm in no rush. I ride western, and though I would like to do some english riding (i do like jumping. Has a few jumping lessons. I loved it), I would primarily be riding western.
One of my favourite horse breeds by far is the Standardbred. And local Horse rescue happens to have a 5 yr old Standardbred up for adoption. I was wondering if a Standardbred would be a smart choice since there not used for western often and i'm interested showing in games (eg.barrel racing)
I know for some breeds its hard for them to excel at the western discipline. I was just wondering if you think the Standardbred is one of them. Because as much as I love them, I don't want to buy a horse that's not well suited for me.