I have wanted a Standardbred Road horse since I was eight. As I have just now started an earnest search, it seems that Trotters are extremely hard to find(at least on the general classified sites). I have finally found one who is Pacing bred, but likes to trot, that dad liked so much that he called about.
He is very beautiful, has promising conformation from the photos, and...did I mention he was beautiful???
The only standardbred I have ever been around was a big hammer headed ugly thing that we rescued from a frozen pond a couple weeks ago. He was very sweet, and actually incredibly cute for being so ugly(not saying standardbreds are ugly, just this one), and even though he was almost gone, managed to muster up enough drive to get himself to shore(after darn near half an hour). He did one thing that I thought was just adorable that I have seen many STB road horses on the KY circuit do, and that is Lip Flapping. Too cute. I love it.
So Standardbred people, tell me some stories, and all about your standardbreds. Positives and negatives from personal experiences are greatly welcome.