Meet my new Standy, Brego!
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > New to Horses

Meet my new Standy, Brego!

This is a discussion on Meet my new Standy, Brego! within the New to Horses forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

    Like Tree34Likes

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        02-23-2014, 01:10 AM
      #1
    Foal
    Meet my new Standy, Brego!

    Brego is a 4 year old OTSB. He didn't make it in the racing world. He wasn't competative enough, so he wound up being donated to an organization that rehomes retired racers, and then he made it to me! I've had him for about three weeks now. He's doing very well under saddle so far, though I have taken a fall (a looooong one as he's 17hh) due to a snowmobile scaring the bejesus out of him. They though it would be funny to rev it up as they passed us. He was green when he arrived and I've just enlisted a trainer. I'm so excited to get him finished!




         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        02-23-2014, 01:41 AM
      #2
    Banned
    Congrads to you and your new buddy.
    Standy man myself. They make great pards, all they need is a little TLC:
    There is a life for them even after the racing track.
    Welcome to the club:
    Standardbred Horse Fan Club. Information on retraining pacers, forum and the horses.
         
        02-23-2014, 02:00 AM
      #3
    Foal
    He's gorgeous, he will make you an amazing friend I'm sure. Will be nice to see how he jumps if you are interested in jumping. In New Zealand SBs are know for being good honest jumpers.
    Posted via Mobile Device
    Strawberry4Me likes this.
         
        02-23-2014, 04:32 AM
      #4
    Yearling
    He's so cute! Congrats!
         
        02-23-2014, 04:52 AM
      #5
    Super Moderator
    He has a very noble head, with a lovely Roman nose.
         
        02-23-2014, 07:32 PM
      #6
    Trained
    CongraTulations on your new parTner! STBs would have to be one of my favourite breeds. I especially like the old style, built like the proverbial 'brick amenities block' type!
         
        02-23-2014, 07:43 PM
      #7
    Teen Forum Moderator
    What a handsome boy! I personally love roman noses and he looks like he has such a kissable face. How old is he?
         
        02-23-2014, 07:58 PM
      #8
    Weanling
    What a handsome man :)

    I have a standie in for training myself, but she never saw the track or even a harness. Barely any halter training is about where she's at. We've got a long way to go til green broke, lol.
         
        02-23-2014, 08:01 PM
      #9
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Endiku    
    What a handsome boy! I personally love roman noses and he looks like he has such a kissable face. How old is he?
    He is 4 :) I like his Roman nose too. It's pronounced just enough that it makes him look very regal.

    And thanks everyone!

    Here's a picture of him cantering today. Even if he was doing it because of his nervous energy from some strong winds, (we are working on his spooking) I'm so glad he's doing it on the ground!!



    I also wanted to show the improvement in his condition is since he's been here. Take a look at his top line on the day I met him. He wasn't looking so good and had quite a few chunks taken out of him from the other horses. Here he is stalled and turned out daily to the pen to play (alone for now) and we added grain to his diet. He's already a little chunky but his training starts this week.

    Fahntasia likes this.
         
        02-23-2014, 08:02 PM
      #10
    Started
    He is cute! Snowmobiles are a challenge. My standie had an issue with a dirt bike. It resulted in a hasty retreat which the dirt bike exacerbated by following us. Sometimes those we share the trail will are not the most horse smart. If you have a friend with a snow mobile it may be worth it to have them around when she is fed to do some desensitizing. Standies pick up on things pretty quick and life at the track is full of motorized things. One of mine spent a little over a year convincing me that he was afraid of cars, turn out he wants to follow them and line up behind them. Now I have to figure out how to convince him that not all trucks are starting gates! Have fun with the Brego!
    Lcarolyn likes this.
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    The standy tranter? Shiavo Horse Riding 8 02-13-2012 10:44 PM
    critique my standy and TB? Horsechickxo Horse Conformation Critique 2 12-29-2011 04:16 PM
    3y/o Rescue standy Confo Crit! Savvy Debonair Horse Conformation Critique 6 12-27-2011 11:10 PM
    in-hand standy shows donovan1 Horse Pictures 2 08-05-2010 01:21 AM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:18 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0