Originally Posted by Sea To Sky
Uh pacing is a lot smoother than trotting...
I would think that depends on the horse. I don't own a Standarbred, but I do own a Fox Trotter, and her pace is MUCH worse than a hard trot. It just about throws me out of the saddle. I end up standing in the stirrups sometimes. They can both be rough, but in different ways.
Now there is also a broken or stepping pace that is smooth, but I don't think that is what we are talking about with racing Standardbreds?