People often forget that the standardbred is a horse that has been bred for years for one select trait, trotting or pacing in harness. Which means that certain traits are desired, soft nature, good hooves, steady/not spooky. At the end of the day what the drivers, who are often owners with their families (including young children) handling these horses. They want a horse that is safe for the family to be around. Which means that looks don't count as much. There are a lot of reason's the Amish want standardbreds but one of those big reasons is that they are sound and sound minded. You can teach a lot of horses to pull a buggy, but they choose standardbreds. Its a double edged sword because they regard them as a car and sometimes people don't treat their car very well. At the end of the day, some standardbreds have giant heads to hold their giant brains.
Than again, I think this is a **** nice looking horse Morrisville Sale