Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
my experiences with standardbreds have been very mixed. I have ridden some great ones, that were versatile, quiet, athletic, with tons of work ethic and a great attitude, and then I have worked with the other end of the spectrum: Odd personalities, disproportionately large heads, clumsy and very hard to retrain to normal gaits. I don't know many people that want a horse that wont canter, refuses to trot, only pace, or dislikes any gait but a trot(in various degrees of teeth rattling speeds.).
the good ones are amazing, and the bad ones are...not. I would definitely consider owning one in the future.