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post #1 of 12 Old 07-04-2019, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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Back in Harness

After 287 races in harness...and who knows how many miles in training...

and 10 years off the track and 5 since Match has been in harness...


I think he remembers what he is supposed to do!

knightrider and pasomountain like this.
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post #2 of 12 Old 07-05-2019, 12:50 PM
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Is there a reason the horse is so far forward in the shafts? I have seen shafts for marathon vehicles that end at the girth but the horse still sits back in the shafts and there is not so much space. Just curious as that is a very different set up than what I am used to.
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post #3 of 12 Old 07-05-2019, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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Is there a reason the horse is so far forward in the shafts? I have seen shafts for marathon vehicles that end at the girth but the horse still sits back in the shafts and there is not so much space. Just curious as that is a very different set up than what I am used to.
The cart is one we had modified to use the quick hitch (race style) connector with race-style shafts. And in modifying the cart it looks odd..

Standardbred racebike shafts connect at the end of the shaft..and we only have race harnesses..
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post #4 of 12 Old 07-05-2019, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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Back in his race days..

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post #5 of 12 Old 07-05-2019, 08:24 PM
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Sweet! Thanks for the reply. I'd never paid much attention to Standardbreds until I started posting here and several have them.
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post #6 of 12 Old 07-05-2019, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Standardbreds are the horse world's most under underappreciated breed!

Don't get me started...I could talk all night!
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post #7 of 12 Old 07-05-2019, 08:39 PM
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I may just hold you to that some day. Do they jump well?
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post #8 of 12 Old 07-05-2019, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Look up a horse named Hala...

One of our friends has a 23 year old still jumping 4'!
and her 6 year old son is doing dressage on the same horse! (and jumping 2')
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post #9 of 12 Old 07-05-2019, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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How's this?


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post #10 of 12 Old 07-05-2019, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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Or this?


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