Originally Posted by claersrose
Standardbreds make GREAT trail horses!!!!! Great ,great ,great!!!
I agree, I rode one for years and she was great. The breed is known for being a very stable, fearless horse. That is one of the many appeals the amish have for them.
They also have a nice trot, a ground covering trot, great endurance and if taught have a slow laid back lope, as good as any other horse.
Pacers have a nice gait to sit too.
They also make good jumpers, bold, powerful.
Crossed with an arab they give the arab a better trot.
NO I admire the breed.
You have the makes of a great trail horse.
Won my first endurance ride, my first best condition on a standard bred.