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Old 06-04-2009, 02:33 PM  
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This is "Mexican Bandito" or just Bandit (as I call him) He is my yearling Standardbred colt (gelding now), he just turned a year May 9, 2009. I was just wondering what you think of him Confromation wise, and other wise too. Tell me what you like and tell me what you dont like, thanks









This was him at four months





This is his momma (not a good pic, she was standing awesome, then did this weird thing as you see in the pic lol) Standing behind her is little baby Bandito

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Hi, can someone please tell me why, when ever I post my horse, no one ever Responds, are my pictures not good enough? Please give me some pointers
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Your pics are fine and I think you have a lovely colt.
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he's cute, what are you planning on using him for?
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I don't really no much regarding conformation and such...but I will say he looks like my Rex who is also a Standardbred but he was from off the track so I would guess they may be slightly different. They have similar butts and his neck ties in almost exactly like Rexy's. His shoulders look a little upright...but it could just be me, my other horse has very upright shoulders and your little guy kind of looks slightly similar; not a lot just a little. Either way he's a real cutie...what are your plans for him?

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Is he a pacer ot a trotter? do you know his breeding? Trained them for 15yrs very interested in more info on him and what you plan on doing with him!
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I love standardbreds. Most of them have big roman noses and goofy looking heads but I think they're beautiful!

Your colt seems to have a very nice head for a standardbred. His mom is beautiful! I like his butt and legs, but I like a longer backed horse.

Either way, cute colt
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I am horrible at conformation. I can say that he is handsome.

Is mom a standardbred? I don't know much about the breed.
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I think he is really pretty. I don't know much about standardbred conformation, but I like his head, he seems to have a sweet face, nice ears. I think his legs are nice and straight from the view of the person holding him. I think his color is gorgeous and I think his back is short, but fine, don't standardbreds have a bit shorter back? Looks good to me.
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Old 06-05-2009, 08:47 AM  
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Your pics are fine and I think you have a lovely colt.
Thank you very much, I love the little fellow
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he's cute, what are you planning on using him for?
He will be my riding horse, not too sure what he likes yet so its hard to say what sport he wil enjoy, but STBS are very good at a lot of things
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I don't really no much regarding conformation and such...but I will say he looks like my Rex who is also a Standardbred but he was from off the track so I would guess they may be slightly different. They have similar butts and his neck ties in almost exactly like Rexy's. His shoulders look a little upright...but it could just be me, my other horse has very upright shoulders and your little guy kind of looks slightly similar; not a lot just a little. Either way he's a real cutie...what are your plans for him?

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Well they are both still Standardbreds to they are similar, his bloodlines are Racing lines, as not many people know much about STBS. And a lot people dont think they are good at anything except pulling a Race Bike, just because they dont know much about them, not a common riding breed at all. Upright shoulders are a good thing, in some intances. So THANKS Im glad he reminds you of your horse, They are real sweet horses arent they?
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Is he a pacer ot a trotter? do you know his breeding? Trained them for 15yrs very interested in more info on him and what you plan on doing with him!
He is a Pacer, Canadian STBS are always Pacers, and its hilarious because he has never even seen Hobbles, but he paces like crazy. So cute.

I do know his breeding Actually, his Sire is "Cavalier Semalu" and on the bottom is "Shesgoodgoodgood" mom wasnt a good racer she didnt have any care for going fast down the track, a nice horse though, Dad did race, made a bit of money, and now lives here in AB

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I actually Trained STBS for a year here in Alberta, I am going to use him as a riding horse. Dont know what sport yet though.
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Old 06-05-2009, 09:56 AM  
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I am horrible at conformation. I can say that he is handsome.

Is mom a standardbred? I don't know much about the breed.
Thank you very much, Yes mom and Dad are both Standardbreds, in order to race i think they have to be purebreed. My young colt is Freeze Branded and Registered (when he was super young)
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I think he is really pretty. I don't know much about standardbred conformation, but I like his head, he seems to have a sweet face, nice ears. I think his legs are nice and straight from the view of the person holding him. I think his color is gorgeous and I think his back is short, but fine, don't standardbreds have a bit shorter back? Looks good to me.
Awee thanks He has a reallynice head for a Standard they often have huge heads so that is awesome lol. Actually the opposite of short backs, they useually tend to have Longer backs, so its good that his is short now, lol because it may grow longer haha. Thank you so much
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Well they are both still Standardbreds to they are similar, his bloodlines are Racing lines, as not many people know much about STBS. And a lot people dont think they are good at anything except pulling a Race Bike, just because they dont know much about them, not a common riding breed at all. Upright shoulders are a good thing, in some intances. So THANKS Im glad he reminds you of your horse, They are real sweet horses arent they?
Thats probably why they look close, Rex has racing lines too. He was only raced in 4 races if memory serves me correctly and as a Pacer. I use him as my trail horse, he's awesome. I've never really had any problems with him except that he won't trot more then 5 steps with a rider on his back . They are really are big sweethearts, and they always seem very willing to try new things. I notice they can be alittle stubborn at times though, or maybe thats just Rexys personality.

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What do you meen all Canadian STBs are pacers? Trained them for 15yrs! Regards of riding they are amazing at any disipline! I always rode and rehomed my ex-racers! I have owned many Canadian stbs trotters! They were the first stb race horse pacers came later!
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I love standardbreds. Most of them have big roman noses and goofy looking heads but I think they're beautiful!

Your colt seems to have a very nice head for a standardbred. His mom is beautiful! I like his butt and legs, but I like a longer backed horse.

Either way, cute colt
I love the big heads, they're so regal looking. I was just having a conversation with Stormy on how those of us who grew up knowing the horse breeds by the foundation stock (aka we're older than dirt) love and appreciate each breed for its uniqueness.

That being said, being able to critique conformtion is a whole nother kettle of fish. Too many things to know, to look for, to put together, to of experienced, too few people who you should really pay attention to. That's why we don't say anything, cuz we don't know! Sorry. All I can tell you is that you have a nice looking boy not much help, sorry. My main thing about horses is their personalities, its pretty much all that matters to me, so I'm even worse than no help
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Thats probably why they look close, Rex has racing lines too. He was only raced in 4 races if memory serves me correctly and as a Pacer. I use him as my trail horse, he's awesome. I've never really had any problems with him except that he won't trot more then 5 steps with a rider on his back . They are really are big sweethearts, and they always seem very willing to try new things. I notice they can be alittle stubborn at times though, or maybe thats just Rexys personality.

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Yeh forsure a lot of them look similar! my horse has never raced never will, but hes really good for me! They are very gentle horses, even tempered, easy to trian, mine is a it stubborn too, but comes around nicely
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What do you meen all Canadian STBs are pacers? Trained them for 15yrs! Regards of riding they are amazing at any disipline! I always rode and rehomed my ex-racers! I have owned many Canadian stbs trotters! They were the first stb race horse pacers came later!
What i mean by Pacers is The majority of Standardbreds in Western Canada are "pacing bred". Meaning they dont ever Trot in a race, or else they are disqualified. We dont have Trotting races in Alberta or Western Canada. Were your from, I wouldnt know, because I have never raced them there. And we didnt send our horses there, because they dont trot, they Pace from birth, very interesting, lol its funny watching my colt, he paces when excited

Yes they are great in any disipline, which is awesome. They are amazing horses. Do you still train them?? And yeah trotters where first, then breeding made them pace, i have never seen a trotter lol.

They are easy to rehome im sure, such good minds!!!!!
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