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  1. Member Journals
    Welcome to my Journal, "Keeping The Pace" where I will track my daily life caring for my retired Standardbred Mares. I also have a Facebook Page for journal purposes here! This will likely have more pictures and immediate news on it. =================== The Girls =================== Our Lady...
  2. Horse Breeds
    I have a horse who I thought was a thoroughbred, but his tattoo only has 4 numbers, meaning he may be a standardbred. Either way, I know nothing about his past life except for his tattoo. It is J0130. I have tried looking it up on both thoroughbred and standardbred cites and have not been able...
  3. Horse Health
    I have a 3 year old Standardbred mare, who cribs flat out! She is wearing a traditional cribbing collar which will stop her, sometimes. But tonight, for the 2nd time in two months I had to tighten it. I don't know if its stretching or if shes getting stronger... The minute the collar comes off...
  4. 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...
  5. Member Journals
    I am creating this journal to log the journey I am about to undertake, whilst gaining insight from the knowledgeable people of Horse Forum. I should note here that I am open to all advice and feedback, but please avoid criticism and remember that I am entitled to do my own thing. Today, the...
  6. Horse Training
    Needing some advice on ways to help encourage my unraced Standardbred trotter (not pacer) to canter under saddle. All up I've managed to get him to do roughly about 30 - 35 strides combining about twelve separate rides together but its difficult as a lot of the time I'll ask for forward and give...
  7. Horse Conformation Critique
    Bought this guy a few months ago after retirement, he spelled for 9 months before I purchased him. Retraining him with the help of my aunt that breeds and competes Warmbloods, but mostly he's a trail mount. Has a very nice temperament. :gallop:
  8. Horse Breeds
    I have a 10 year old Standardbred gelding I've had for four years. He's been mainly a trail horse with some ring work in English saddle due to me not having an arena (until recently). Now that I do, and the weather is nice again, he seems to have decided he doesn't want to do anything. He's...
  9. Horse Health
    Lately my horse has decided that he was going to do his own thing and ignore what I ask of him under saddle, especially if it involves turning to the right, or even going forward at all in certain parts of the arena and pasture. acting up is very very unlike him. I decided to rule in/out any...
  10. Horse Training
    I'm normally a lurker of the horseforum, but i couldn't find any questions about this, so I decided to ask my own. I'm not sure how much most of you know about Standardbreds, but when they come off the track, you basically have to saddle break them and train them to canter under saddle. my horse...
  11. New to Horses
    Another update, some more pictures before the winter fuzzies settled in. We're at ten months and I have the perfect horse. :) We've rode many trail rides we're he's now confident enough to LEAD and follow. I took him to each speed show for the exposure, and by the third one we were competing (at...
  12. Horse Training
    hey guys! Im back on the forum. Just got in from a great ride with midnight. after a lot of encouragement we also managed to get a few strides on canter. Now midnight has cantered before and he'll canter and gallop around in the paddock, but isn't too sure about it under saddle. So I was...
  13. Horse Talk
    My gelding Teddy is the most amazing guy in the world, and i am so grateful to his old owners for giving him to me, but there are some missing pieces in his story that i would love to get the answers to. He came from a place in Plainville(CT, or possibly MA) Teddy is 13 years old, and he is a...
  14. Horse Talk
    I wasnt exactly sure as to where to put this, so I apologize if this is in the wrong location... Anyways, here is the story. I recently started working at a harness racing barn. I have been around horses my whole life so this was easy. I own one horse already. That isn't the point though...
  15. Horse Pictures
    We're nearing 5 months together and he has made SO much progress. When he first arrived he was unsure of nearly everything and every one. He was off the track and you could tell he wasn't used to the whole being a "pet" part. The rescue had him on pasture rest where he was the low man in the...
  16. Horse Training
    So, I recently bought a 2011 "off the track" STB who was never raced (too slow, apparently...seems pretty darn quick to me haha). I have spent a little bit of time trying to get him to trot in hand, and it is a struggle. But, when I run beside him in his paddock, he runs with me perfectly, step...
  17. Horse Talk
    So, I'm having the most difficult time coming up with a barn name for my new boy. He is a 2011 off the track Standardbred gelding (never raced). His registered name is Robert T and he has a puppy dog personality. He is by As Promised out of Island Romance. I would like it somehow to connect to...
  18. Horse Pictures
    After over a year of looking, I have finally found my second horse! Meet Robert T (barn name still undecided), a 2011 off the track Standardbred gelding. He was never raced as he was deemed to slow in time trials, and was sent straight to the meat man. Something about him just grabbed my...
  19. Gaited Horses
    I'm looking at a 2011 STB. He is "off the track" but he was never raced as he just wasn't fast enough in time trials. From what I have seen he has a nice canter and beautiful trot, and is definitely able to extend nicely. He has just been started under saddle on trails and such. I don't want...
  20. Jumping
    I'm looking at an off the track Standardbred 2011 gelding. Never raced (too slow in time trials). Plain and simple, can Standies jump? I know they can but I'd like to hear some opinions on this.
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