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The Standardbred Horse

Horses are always known for different reasons. However, the Standardbred horse is a type of horse that is most known for just one reason, and that is its great ability to be able to race in a harness race. In fact, that is pretty much all these horses are used for. Some of them are used to pull harness vehicles with people or items in it, but because they have such a quick pass and so much power, most people choose to use them in races instead. This is a breed that was made in North America, and it was done with the thought of harness racing in mind. Thus, you can say that this is a horse that was developed to do something, and it was a complete success. They are very solid, well built horses, and they have to be. Pulling a harness vehicle is not as easy as just racing with someone on your back. You have to be a lot quicker and a lot stronger. If you are not, then you will never make it to the end of the race.

Like most racing horses, these horses are made with people in mind. Thus, they are very people loving horses. Most racing horses are people horses, but other horses are not so much. These are one of the few breeds of horses that need to be around people to be happy. They have solid legs, which are, of course, needed to pull things. They are of normal height for a horse, sitting at about 14 to 15 hands high. However, there are a few that can get to 17 hands high, but that is not something that you see too often. Their colors do not vary a lot. They normally come in just black and chestnut. Very few can come in roan and sometimes gray. They can have a few different patterns, but you would be hard pressed to find one that was not of the tobiano pattern. There are also two different styles of this horse. There are the pacers and the trotters. Choosing the one that is right for you is, of course, going to be left up to your own ideas and views.

Besides that they are a pretty basic horse, whenever you see them, you will fall in love with their shine. There is no horse on earth that is better at racing while pulling something behind them. Although they can be used for things like farm work, they are normally just used to race with. Of course, it really depends on where you go and who you talk to. These are very friendly horses that do make good family horses. However, it has to be a family that is willing to spend time with the horse. The horse is going to expect to be treated like one of the family. If it is not, then it will become depressed. Some people say that the horse loses its spirit. If its a racing horse, then they will not race again. These are very, sound horses that are worth a look at.

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