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This is a discussion on standardbreds....... within the Horse Breeds forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category

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        10-26-2007, 07:17 AM

    Okay well here is a breed to talk about!

    Normally there are 2 types of people...the standie people and the non standie people....

    There getting more and more "liked" as the years go by!
    People never even used to see them in shows or anywhere now there is normally atleast one stb in every show (maybe not ur reallly high up ones)

    I own 2 standardbreds....fresco and I are currently training for dressage...he shows great potential...and most people who ride or wrk with him don't really see him as a standardbred.

    But yer I was jsut wondering what ur thoughts and views on stbs
    In the end there a breed of horse... there jsut like any other horse...some people are fans of them others not so much!

    What you think of them?
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        10-26-2007, 07:46 AM
    I don't mind standardbreds. My dad used to breed them for racing and we had some awesome ones that I still remember fondly now and its been many years.

    I have an old standardbred at the moment. He's been retrained as a dressage horse and is pretty good :) he has issues not breaking into a pace when he gets too excited but when doing flatwork and tests he is very good. Canters well when you ask him. That's probably one of the problems people have with them as they can be habitual pacers and very unwilling to canter. Guess it all depends on the training they get when they leave the track.

    All in all I would have to say I like them but not as a horse I would want for showing at higher levels etc
        10-26-2007, 07:55 AM
    Yer that's true!

    I think they are amazing horses (like any horse) they have such great persontlites and try so hard!
    I agree if someone is looking for a top level dressage horse then stbs might not be the number one choice!
    However if you wrk well with them and grow a strong bond, anyhitng is possible

    After all they are as good as any other horse...its not there fault humans trianed them to do that gait!

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        11-17-2007, 08:11 AM
    I love Standies!

    I love Standies! Right now I own a big black one named Bailey. He is the sweetest horse (bottom of our 12 geldings pecking order)! He's only about 8 and used to race so its hard to get him to canter, he was trained hard with a big whip not to do that in a race :( . But its fine he still does great on trails small trotting jumps, trotting poles, and just for pleasure. Standies are Great horses!
        11-18-2007, 01:59 AM
    I love standies!!!
    Used to ride like 5 of em!
    There just gawjuzz but they have there off days and good days but a good allround horse.
        11-18-2007, 07:49 AM
    Im so glad to hear that there are other standie lovers on here :) poor standies get picked on all the time :(
        11-18-2007, 04:20 PM
    Well, as my username says, I LOVE them!!!! Yes, they do have their off-days; but they are a PERFECT all-around horse! My standie specifically is in dressage, but loves to trail ride for pleasure and for endurance!

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