For the same qualities, Standardbreds are also found in therapeutic horseback riding (also known as equine-assisted activity or adaptive riding)
to teach riding skills to people with disabilities. The horses also excel working with youth at risk, who learn horsemanship with the patient and sensible
nature of the Standardbred horse.|
Many beginner riders had their first lesson on the patient and forgiving Standardbred horse and for this
reason, many Standardbred horses start their second careers (after racing) as teachers for newcomers to riding
in the riding ring or on the trails.
Photos courtesy of Epona Stable
The talented Standardbred horse is so versatile that you will see this breed in so many 2nd careers after racing including
jumping, police work, endurance and as adorable pets!
|If you look deep into the Standardbred's deep brown eyes, the horse seems to have an inate sense of our shortcomings and a capacity for
forgiveness on a grand scale. And a heart that simply can't be matched.|| |