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post #1 of 12 Old 06-23-2010, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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I don't think he got the memo...

So I don't know if it is the same all over the world, but over this way standardbreds have a bit of a rep. They are said to be pretty much all round lunk heads that will pace if you so much as look at them sideways. Supposedly they all have big, ugly heads and can't canter to save their lives and they certainly aren't supposed to be even remotely graceful.

I don't think Phoenix got the memo...

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post #2 of 12 Old 06-23-2010, 08:51 AM
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awww, thats the same with my friends stb.
She doesn't even look like one. Before I met her I did think of stds were hopeless, ugly and couldn't canter this mare proved me wrong lol
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post #3 of 12 Old 06-23-2010, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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I have 4 standardbreds all up and only one that I think would fit the stereotype, he's 21 so very much an older type standy.

The 3 younger ones (Phoenix included) are just so different to what most people expect when they hear standardbred

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post #4 of 12 Old 06-23-2010, 09:01 AM
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I have ridden one horse that did fit the description but that was a while back now, maybe all the sterotyped stbs have been breed out lol.
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post #5 of 12 Old 06-23-2010, 10:05 AM
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I love stbs. They are one of my favorite breeds. I think they have the versatility to advance in just about anything you want to point them at. In my experience, they are pretty smart...a little stubborn too. As far as the big ugly heads go...there a tons of other breeds with big ugly heads...the only ones you hear about are the TWH's and the standys.
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post #6 of 12 Old 06-23-2010, 10:11 AM
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I like the shape of their heads :)
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post #7 of 12 Old 06-23-2010, 12:00 PM
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I've got one!! She is the smartest horse I've worked with, very willing to learn. Although she does tend to pace once and a while, we are working on it. What a cutie by the way!
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post #8 of 12 Old 06-23-2010, 06:29 PM
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I have a friend who is a roper, and although he owns a breeding stock Paint right now, he claims the best horse he ever trained and rode for roping was a Standardbred. Everyone made fun of him for it, until he swept the competition and left them all mouths gaped! He made one heckuva good dollar off that horse!

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post #9 of 12 Old 06-23-2010, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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They really are incredibly versatile horses when put in the right hands. I just think too many times their reputation gets in the way and too many people won't give them a chance to shine!

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post #10 of 12 Old 06-24-2010, 12:18 AM
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Pretty!! I think you lucked out on that one... definitely a keeper!
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