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  1. New to Horses
    Hey there! I wasn't sure where to post this as I'm new to the forum, but I am not new to horses or horse ownership. I have a Standardbred named Jackson that I've owned for approx 6 years. I bought him when I moved to Charleston, SC and was told that he is an ex-trotter. I don't have any records...
  2. Horse Training
    I just got a 7 year old standardbred gelding and all he wants to do it trot. When I first get on him he is fine walking and trotting but then after about 10 minutes he just wants to trot. He won't canter and when he is at a walk he is in between a walk and a trot and won't walk calmly. He was a...
  3. Gaited Horses
    Why do people who ride pacers lean back so far?
  4. Horse Nutrition
    This is Widow Maker AKA Apollo my 10 yr old STB ex pacer gelding. When he came he was very very thin, stressed, nervous, and not very lively. He only drank about a gallon of water in 7 days. He raced and lost his final race only a few days prior. He barely ate either. His feet were very long and...
  5. Horse Training
    Read the description of the video and it explains it all! :D Widow Maker - YouTube
  6. Gaited Horses
    Hi, I know little to almost nothing about gaited horses, I love the look of the Tennesse Walking Horse but the gaited paces dont sound appealing to me. Do TWHs have to be gaited? Is it more of a genetic thing or a trained thing or both? Thanks.
  7. Horse Training
    Now that "Apollo" has gained a bit of weight, I have started training him. He has already been ridden but I am working on his topline right now. I have started lunging him in loose elastic side reins and he is progressing quickly! Now tell me this, how does an underweight off the track pacer...
  8. Horse Conformation Critique
    10 year old reg standardbred off the track pacer. By Tulane out of Humming Strings by Precious Bunny. I am aware that he is underweight and has a hunters bump. I am rehabbing him and also the hunters bump is common in pacers. He had it since I got him
  9. Horse Breeds
    I love Standies! Here is mine! Western Comet (Western Hanover x Lil's Leader x Town Leader) He was a really good racer
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