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        01-26-2014, 10:16 PM
      #21
    Weanling
    My friend has an SB cross, and she's a pretty good horse. Excellent endurance horse, but she can be pretty mare-ish. Runs the legs off my leggy arabian.
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        01-26-2014, 10:18 PM
      #22
    Started
    He looks lovely! I really secretly want a grey standardbred! I love my browns and bays but ohh a grey would be loverly.
         
        01-27-2014, 12:11 AM
      #23
    Foal
    Thankyou Rookie :) I love him. Even if he was brown haha
         
        01-27-2014, 01:06 AM
      #24
    Foal
    Standies are going well in Australia there's several organisations rehoming them after racing and I think peoplere realizing what smart, calm and versatile horses they are.

    My Standie is quite probably The Best Horse In The World.
    He's very intelligent (needs a giant head to hold in all his brains), calm in an emergency (bush fires, flooding - no problem!)

    The other day he came up to the house fence, called out to me till I came out of the house, then lead me down the paddock to show me that the TB had got his foot stuck in the fence.
    Best Horse Ever!
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        01-27-2014, 04:51 AM
      #25
    Foal
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    Standies are going well in Australia there's several organisations rehoming them after racing and I think peoplere realizing what smart, calm and versatile horses they are.

    My Standie is quite probably The Best Horse In The World.
    He's very intelligent (needs a giant head to hold in all his brains), calm in an emergency (bush fires, flooding - no problem!)

    The other day he came up to the house fence, called out to me till I came out of the house, then lead me down the paddock to show me that the TB had got his foot stuck in the fence.
    Best Horse Ever!
    Oh wow what a amazing horse!!! I love Standardbreds they are so smart and really calm!
         
        01-27-2014, 06:01 AM
      #26
    Weanling
    I like standardbreds just fine...i don't think theyre ugly at all..not even ones with huge blocky heads..its not whats on the outside that counts you know...and if the horse has the heart,it can do anything.
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        01-27-2014, 03:55 PM
      #27
    Foal
    I completely agree with rookie about jumping an of the track standardbred vs an OTTB. If you have ever been to a pacer/trotter race you can see the difference between the two. At a sulky race the drivers will actually warm-up the horses before the race for 8-10 min before the start. At a thoroughbred race they walk around for a bit and then they are in the start gate and running full tilt in a matter of minutes.

    Think about how you excersise. Do you put on your shoes and then take off at a sprint? I didn't think so, as that can cause injuries :)
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        02-08-2014, 02:26 PM
      #28
    Foal
    I love Standardbreds, and I'm partial to the big roman nose :) I backed a young standy and I paddocked him with other horses to teach him to canter. They did a great job as he had an amazing canter. Was amusing at first watching him racing trot behind the other horses cantering and galloping around the paddock when playing :)

    Isn't the horse with the most medals held for show jumping in the Olympics a Standy? I'm not into showing at all, but I'm sure I saw that somewhere.
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        02-08-2014, 02:49 PM
      #29
    Weanling
    I really like SB's too :)

    I've been around gaited horses a lot so I can usually tell if a horse is 'wired' lateral or trained to it. There definitely is a difference.

    Personally, I have been looking at retired SB's (as well as OTTB's) for an eventing prospect. I've talked to a couple people though that said SB's aren't as equipped for jumping as TB's. There are way more SB's in Michigan, as we have a ton of racing around here.
         
        02-19-2014, 10:41 AM
      #30
    Weanling
    I don't have prejustice towards them. I just don't care for them.. I can't stand the big ears and muley face. (I am also not a mule fan). I just don't like the face on some of them. I also have no use for a trotter. But I will say they can be sweet and gentle
         

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