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    08-14-2007, 03:52 PM
Originally Posted by ~AUSSIE SHOWJUMPER~
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.
I don't really think Aussie Showjumper knows that much about standardbred confirmation....

I have two standardbreds that have both been trained for harness racing/they drive and have been WONDERFUL riding partners. They are gaited and some are smooth and some are rough ride till you get them going. We have other friends that use them for all disciplines. Standardbreds usually have awesome feet and can go barefoot. They do have great confirmation, are very strong horses and have good minds. Generally the ones we have been around have been great horses. Any horse, never mind the breed, if spoiled and not trained, can be unruly. Breed has nothing to do with that. They have withers, don't know what Aussie Showjumper is talking about, they do have nice backs for saddle, their confirmation is generally outstanding! Go to to learn more about retired racers needing homes or all about retrained harness horses. To find out more about standardbreds....
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    08-14-2007, 09:57 PM

This horse looks like Rain, but Rain is a light bay.
    08-16-2007, 08:44 PM

I train Standardbreds for a living and they are a wonderful breed. We do a lot in a short period of time to get them ready for their racing careers. They are very tolerant and very willing. I have broken several to ride after their racing careers. Most I have just saddled, mounted and rode off. They have seen it all and done it all, but they do need to learn how to handle hills and such. They have spent most of their lives on a flat surface, so they need to learn to go up and down hills..etc... As far as temperment goes, they are a very kind loving breed. I also have Quarters and Arabs, and trust me Standardbreds are much easier to break. I do endurance, so my ideal horse for the future is a Standardbred/Arab cross.. If you want to lean anymore about the breed or even if you have one and want to find out what he or she might really be. If they are tattoed, or freeze branded go to They can help you if you can read the tattoo. Any other questions about the breed feel free to ask and I will try and help.
    08-16-2007, 10:06 PM
Is there a way to "make" one. Some peoplesay you can make a breed by breeding breed "a" to breed "B' and the foal is breed "C".
I just wanted to know.
    08-16-2007, 10:22 PM

You can't make one just by breeding two different breeds. They are a very old breed that has ties back to T-breds, Morgans, and I believe Arabs also.
    08-17-2007, 06:06 PM
Oh, ok
    08-18-2007, 08:31 PM
Here is a pic of my standardbred
    08-18-2007, 11:13 PM
Aww.he is a pretty boy. I had a Standardbred from Australia named Lords Marques A. He had the weirdest tattoo on his left shoulder, it was an tree. I wish I had taken a picture of it.
    08-18-2007, 11:15 PM
I had a Standardbred named Mojo.
Blacker then the Ace of Spades!
He was tuffy, but with me he was so loving, and gentle!
Best ride I ever owned!
I wish I had him back

    08-19-2007, 05:07 PM
I don't know that is one cool looking mule you got there. Trade you a couple standardbreds for that one. :P

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