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post #1 of 26 Old 10-31-2012, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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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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This is a Standardbred .........they come in all kinds of shapes, sizes and looks
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Are all Standardbreds gaited? Or do you teach them that?
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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

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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!



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