Equis ISSN 2398-2977
Contributor(s): Bob Langrish
- Standardbred .
- 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.
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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.
- The United States Trotting Association, 750 Michigan Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215, USA.
- British Horse Society, British Equestrian Center, Stoneleigh, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2LR, UK.