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So I got this guy in as a rescue a couple weeks ago. Working on getting his weight back up. He has been to the vet and got a clean bill of health just needing some groceries. My question is do you guys think he’s Standardbred? I was told he was “gaited”?
Horse Sky Working animal Wood Tree
Horse Sky Working animal Wood Tree
 

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I have no clue, but he looks super sweet. Thank you for taking him in, poor fella. Hes going to look so much better when hes got his weight back, fills out and by then you should beable to tell what he is and can do.. Hugs to you!!!:giggle:
 

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If he trots and he can really cover a lot of ground with each stride, he could be a standardbred as they can trot naturally or pace. My first horse was a stardardbred trotter and he could go miles at the trot, never paced tho'.
One time I was riding a horse (not a standardbred) and I was out riding with a friend and she was riding her standardbred mare, we were trotting and I pushed my horse faster, the mare kept up easily. Just out of curiosity I wondered how fast she could trot so I moved to a canter, she trotted right beside me, so I upped it to a good gallop and she still trotted effortlessly beside me.
 

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Worlds record is 1.49 over a mile. My math skills suck, but I'm sure someone can put that in mph.
That is pulling a race bike not being ridden
If my math skills don't suck...a 1:49 mile is a bit over 33 mph

I have seen racking horses hit that number on a straight away...Best my boy did at a rack was very close to 25mph
 
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