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post #1 of 26 Old 08-06-2007, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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standardbred...what is it?

i have a post on here asking people what breed they think my gelding is *because i have no idea*, they seem to think that he's a standardbred *spelling?*. i have no idea what thisbreed is like or what it can and cant do, so please give me some more info on this breed.
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post #2 of 26 Old 08-07-2007, 09:14 AM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standardbred_horse


They're mainly bred and used for harness racing (trotters and pacers). But, of course, they can be used for other things, even after their racing career is over.

Racing (pacers):



They can do other things, just like any other horse though:






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post #3 of 26 Old 08-07-2007, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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ok thank you very much.
do they have a certain type of temperment? *you know how people say arabs can be hyper, and QH can be layed back* what is the attitude of a standardbred?
what do you need to do to get them registered?
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lol, no offense...but did you read the wiki entry? :P
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no i didnt even look at anything about the breed.
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lol, no offense...but did you read the wiki entry? :P
Me?

A skimmed it a bit, but not really. lol.
I tried looking for a breed site, but couldn't really find one. Standardbreds aren't really my thing, so, yeah. They probably have a breed site, I'm just too lazy to find it. haha.

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No, I was just confused about the temperment question when its clearly stated in the wikipedia link you posted that standardbreds have calm personalities overall. Apologies, I must have been in a snarky mood when I posted that:P
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i own a standardbred..i chose a standardbred because of temperment and personality, pretty much every standardbred ive met has had a good temperment. also they are 'good doers' easy to worm, float,trim.
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ive had standard bred horses my whole life and yes they do have very calm temperaments and are very bold. they usually have very good stamina and vary from about 14 to 16h. they are most commonly used for harness racing although you will get that one odd one who is used for other activites. any other questions just let me know. my mom and dad both race and train them.
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Hi,
I don't particually like standard breds at all. Their conformation is not what i am looking for in a horse. But i guess every one has a different opion. The charistics are the arched back bone (the back is rounded, whereas other breeds have the wether and is goes into a lil sway back NOTHING SERIOUS just trying to explain. But they are a cheap reliable horse for a beginner not wanting to seriously compete.
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