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post #11 of 15 Old 04-15-2011, 10:15 PM
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awww what a cutie :) I love it when poeple rescue hoses it makes me so happy :) my neighbor just got a standerbred for free cause she wasnt fast anofe for the track ! Im glad she's at my neighbors and i get to train her its very exiting :)

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post #12 of 15 Old 04-16-2011, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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Frankie, I would love to hear how your training goes with the new Standardbred. I got this girl for free as well. She isn't very trusting of people so it is going to be a slow process to get started. Most of her abuse was focused around her halter so I've just been working with her on the ground out in the pasture. She is definitely teaching me to be more slow, patient and quiet. I'm so excited to help her get past her past and get her back working. She has a lot of potential and is a very special girl.
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post #13 of 15 Old 04-16-2011, 01:03 PM
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She looks in great shape for her age and history - nice and clean-legged, with no blemishes. Unusual for a SB that's raced for a couple of years.

She has a lot of knee action in front at the trot; perhaps you can work with your farrier and her shoeing to help that.

IMO, the biggest challenge in working with a STB off the track is teaching them to bend undersaddle. They're quite sure that if they do, they'll get poked by a cart shaft. Working with her on the ground and asking her to yield her shoulders, barrel and hindquarters separately will help, but do be prepared to spend a lot of time on bending correctly once she's under saddle.
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post #14 of 15 Old 04-17-2011, 02:07 AM
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She looks great and the little one is so cute looking after the new fella!

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post #15 of 15 Old 04-17-2011, 02:45 PM
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Hehe you're welcome! I want to steal her, and your gorgeous mini donkey! Both lovely!
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