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post #1 of 38 Old 02-23-2014, 12:10 AM Thread Starter
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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!

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post #2 of 38 Old 02-23-2014, 12:41 AM
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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.
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post #3 of 38 Old 02-23-2014, 01:00 AM
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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.
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He's so cute! Congrats!

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post #5 of 38 Old 02-23-2014, 03:52 AM
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He has a very noble head, with a lovely Roman nose.
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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!
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post #7 of 38 Old 02-23-2014, 06:43 PM
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What a handsome boy! I personally love roman noses and he looks like he has such a kissable face. How old is he?

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post #8 of 38 Old 02-23-2014, 06:58 PM
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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.
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post #9 of 38 Old 02-23-2014, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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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.

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post #10 of 38 Old 02-23-2014, 07:02 PM
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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!
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