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    10-31-2012, 12:19 PM
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Is this really a standardbred?

I'm lightly horse shopping and ran across this ad:

Http://www.southeasttexas.com/classifieds/detail.cfm?id=928764&classified_code=horse_equestr ian&zipcode=&distance=0

Is that really a standardbred? She looks nothing like a standardbred to me, but then again I don't know a lot about them.
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    10-31-2012, 12:51 PM
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Trained

This is a Standardbred .........they come in all kinds of shapes, sizes and looks
     
    10-31-2012, 01:36 PM
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Are all Standardbreds gaited? Or do you teach them that?
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    10-31-2012, 01:40 PM
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Green Broke
Could very well be. She displays some STB characteristics, though for me it's usually the head that gives them away. They also tend to have very sickled-hocks, which the one in the photo appears to have, though she is stretching back.

Deserthorsewoman, you probably found the only photo of a STB with a pretty head! Lol
     
    10-31-2012, 02:17 PM
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Trained
No, had two of them, almost three(third one got sick and died before he could even be retired from racing and given to me, sadly):;)
Only logical, im an Arab person....so pretty heads are just very appealing to me. But I found the one's with the pretty heads have usually a rather interesting personality. The one's with the more plain, typical standie head are just sweet.
The pictured one was a broodmare used by the university as recipient mare for embryo transfer. They cull them when they either had problems or are too old (over 10). She picked me, btw.
     
    10-31-2012, 02:20 PM
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Are all Standardbreds gaited? Or do you teach them that?
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Most of them are, tho the pictured mare wasn't.
My other one was, showed it under saddle only, transition from walk to trot was always a bit bumpy.
If you go for a Pacer, not a Trotter, you'll have the gaits for sure.
     
    11-02-2012, 09:22 PM
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I have a whole bunch of standies with lovely heads. And I am sort of sick of that breed discrimination. Its like when people say arabians are all hot headed nitwits. Its not true and I am so sick of people bringing it up. That and the bogus idea that standies can't jump. Why are people so shocked when they find that they might actually like a standardbred. End rant.
     
    11-02-2012, 09:40 PM
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Trained
I'm. SOOOOOOOOO with you with that, rookie
I've seen a few standies who out-jumped warmbloods. And, after all, Halla, Olympic winner in the 50's, carried her rider, with a broken collar bone, to Olympic gold. She was half standardbred.
     
    11-03-2012, 05:16 AM
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Weanling
I think my standie has a pretty face (but I might be biased!). And she had an awesome jump in her younger days.
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    09-09-2013, 06:50 AM
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Originally Posted by lilruffian    
Could very well be. She displays some STB characteristics, though for me it's usually the head that gives them away. They also tend to have very sickled-hocks, which the one in the photo appears to have, though she is stretching back.

Deserthorsewoman, you probably found the only photo of a STB with a pretty head! Lol

I'm not so sure about that!



The Jug Head Standardbred is slowly changing!
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