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    12-10-2012, 01:07 PM
Well on a good note I would think Standies would be one of the better type of horses to start with. Our old horse used to be the sweetest & easiest going thing on earth... :)
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    12-10-2012, 01:13 PM
I heard they were really easy going and easy to train by a standardbred trainer in my area! :) I've always loved them, they just seem so absolutely sweet :)
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    12-10-2012, 07:27 PM
The longer a horse is on the track the harder it can be to retrain. You're not starting with a fresh mind. The horse becomes set in it's ways and extra time needs to be spent working it out of it's resistance. They are used to living in a stall with a schedule. Few ground manners if any, hooked up to a cart and told to go like hell. Then back to the barn, a cool down, a bath then back in it's stall. Those are all the areas resistance will show up. It can be done as long as you are prepared to take the time to bring it along, sometimes by inches.
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    12-11-2012, 10:34 AM
That's nice to know... So one would probably want to start completely fresh on the ground, doing say, natural horsemanship? And act like the horse has never been trained whatsoever?
    12-15-2012, 01:08 AM
Just as an update, I'm going to meet both horses on Sunday! I'm super excited! If things go well, we will be getting a vet check sometime this month and bring one of them home January 1st!!! I've never been more excited!
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    12-15-2012, 02:33 AM
Your SN is so Awesome!! You should name the horse "Heavy Chevy"

Are they halter broke, or green broke?
    12-26-2012, 06:56 PM
As another update, the owner of the standardbreds were being very difficult, so I met another standardbred through someone I knew personally. She is a 16.3hh standardbred mare who is 3 years old and unbroke. She raced before, but hasn't had any other training what so ever, she's gorgeous, sweet, and I purchased her today! I love her, I think she is going to be extremely easy to start, as she is so easy going, nothing fazes her. So here's a video of her! Michaela Spencer - YouTube
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    12-26-2012, 07:21 PM
She is pretty! Good luck on her training. :)
    12-26-2012, 09:31 PM

Anybody else notice the OP has ignored everything s/he has been told about it not being a good idea to start an unbroken horse as your first horse??
    12-26-2012, 09:57 PM
Originally Posted by FaydesMom    

Anybody else notice the OP has ignored everything s/he has been told about it not being a good idea to start an unbroken horse as your first horse??
I have lots of help, from different trainers, and I am keeping contact with the old owners who have said that they are more than happy to help, not to mention that she knows me personally and has seen me ride. She wouldn't sell her horse to me if she didn't think I could handle it!! And actually I listened to all of your advice and took it all in, all your tips and such, however when it came down to it, I asked my 2 instructors and other knowledgable horse people I knew it person and they all said they thought I could do it, hmmmmm who to listen to, strangers off the Internet or people who know me and have seen me ride? Tough one..
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