Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Standardbred

Contributor(s): Bob Langrish

Specification

Category
  • Warmblood.

Picture

  • Standardbred   Standardbred  .

General information

  • Originated in the USA.
  • The breed can be traced back to the 18th century, to the English Thoroughbred   Thoroughbred  , Messenger.
  • The fastest harness-racing horse in the world.
  • The name is derived from an early practice of registration. The horse had to trot or pace one mile in a standard time.
  • Trained to pace or trot.
  • Good stamina and speed.
  • Calm disposition.
  • Has been used to improve trotters all over the world.

Ancestry

  • Thoroughbred   Thoroughbred    →   Canadian Trotter   →    Hackney   Hackney    →    Narrangansett Pacer   →    Arab   Arab    →    Barb   →    Morgan   Morgan  .

Principal uses

  • Harness-racing.
  • Driving.

Standard

  • Registered.

Biologic Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Hendricks B L (1995)International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds. University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN: 8-8061-2753-8.
  • Ball C (1994)Horse and Pony Breeds. Quintet Publishing Ltd. ISBN: 1-85076-500-6.
  • Hartley Edwards E (1994)The Encyclopedia of the Horse. Dorling, Kindersley. ISBN: 1-7513-011-59.

Organization(s)

  • The United States Trotting Association, 750 Michigan Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215, USA.
  • British Horse Society, British Equestrian Center, Stoneleigh, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2LR, UK.


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