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post #11 of 17 Old 06-05-2008, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you everyone. She is the one. She will be here on the 20th. Hard finding a hauler this time of year that isnt booked solid.

She was measured today at 17hh That is with a tape, and barefoot.

I asked today, and she's never paced. Since she was never on the track, she never was trained. But I wasnt sure if they just did it naturally??

Time to go out and buy new horse things. She needs a halter, some brushes, oh, and some treats....... Well ya know :P :P :P

"what causes an echo - the persistence of sound after the source has stopped. "when can you hear an echo?" when it's quiet and other sounds are absorbed. when it's quiet, i can hear my mother's echo still."
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post #12 of 17 Old 06-05-2008, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Oh, and I named her Keeva! Its irish :)

From caomh "gentle, beautiful, precious

"what causes an echo - the persistence of sound after the source has stopped. "when can you hear an echo?" when it's quiet and other sounds are absorbed. when it's quiet, i can hear my mother's echo still."
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post #13 of 17 Old 06-07-2008, 02:54 AM
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I used to ride a Standardbred mare named Lizzie. She was a real sweet heart, but she spooked some. I remember doing some pole bending with her and then she glanced down, saw a shadow, and hopped off to the side a bit. Dang could she move though. She could out trot any other horse, but she never paced and she'd never been raced before. And her canter could sure eat some ground too. Not only that but it was smooth and easy to sit. She could hit this place in her trot where it was so fast that it didn't feel like you were moving and you could sit the entire trot. I wouldn't suggest them for dressage. I can go find a couple of videos... -shuffles off- Haha. Don't look at her tummy. She's chubby. And pay no attention to my amazingly horrible riding. And ignore my mom :roll:. The first two videos are from the first time I rode her. Gosh did she take some getting used to. The last one was after a long while of riding her in lessons, clinics, and so on.

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So yeah. There's the end of my uber long post.
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post #14 of 17 Old 06-07-2008, 11:24 AM
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I enjoy standardbreds! If handled correctly, they are mellow and sweet and boy they can move out. This is the second big standardbred I have heard about. I have a friend that has a 17.2 standardbred and man can he trot! As a breed in general, they are not supposed to be hot. Congrats on the new horse, awesome choice!
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post #15 of 17 Old 06-07-2008, 11:53 AM
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Aww Jazzy he's soo cute!

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post #16 of 17 Old 06-09-2008, 08:27 PM
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Years ago a friend of mine owned one. A gelding. I don't recall how tall he was but I do remember he was on the taller side. He had been raced and had never gotten official training of any kind one he come off the track.
He was as gentle as could be and was very patient and tolerated a lot. He would carry little kids and unexperienced riders and would always to his best to please you, tho he knew very little. If I actually liked the breed I would have bought him had he ever come up for sale.
A true pleasure to work with.
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post #17 of 17 Old 02-11-2011, 08:37 PM
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we had one for a bit (for some friends) - she was pretty nice and actually had an "ok" jump. She would have improved had she stayed longer. She was very green off the track. Sweet, though -was ridden by timid rider and did very well
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