"Yep, I've always heard they weren't bred for beauty but stamina!!! Some people I meet on trails mistake him for a Thoroughbred, alot of folks don't know the Standardbred breed. Standardbred's come from the Thoroughbred, did you…"
"Catherine: Great photos. I know they are not the most picturesque of horses, however, who cares really. They really are trustworthy, and to me, not being the equestrian of the year, that is all I really need in a horse. Beauty is…"
"Hi Tom, love your shaggy beasts!!! I call my guy just " Beast". I thought my guy was tall, but of course draft horses are the largest equines in the world, I do believe. Everyone seems to love these gentle giants. Your lucky to have…"
Catherine: Great photos. I know they are not the most picturesque of horses, however, who cares really. They really are trustworthy, and to me, not being the equestrian of the year, that is all I really need in a horse. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I guess that is why I have my thoroughbred rescue, she is the beauty of the two. My dear husband calls my Gracie, Graceless, how mean is that? But she laughs right along with us. I call her Forrest for fun. It is so funny to see them both run in the pasture. The thoroughbred with her magical gait barely touching the ground carried by the wind and God, and Forrest Gump feet flying every direction sideways bouncing thudding in her eyes she is screaming "wait for me,,,wait for me". We love them both to pieces. They are so much fun to be around.
It's my pleasure, Catherine! I'm glad you've decided to stick around Barnmice! We are a very friendly bunch here, so I think you'll find you quite like it. If you want to get in on some great discussions, you might check out the forum. The Review also has some awesome articles on anything from rider health, equine health management, and fitness techniques, to training advice, and inspirational stories. There's a lot of cool stuff here! :) Cheers!