retraining a Standardbred for riding. Resources?
I am looking into adopting a STB, probably within the next year. In the mean time, I'd like to do as much research into their retraining as possible. My long term goals are pleasure riding with the occasional judged trail ride, so a pacing STB wouldn't be a deal breaker.
If you own a STB, what were your experiences with working with them in their new careers? How did they adjust, and what are some things someone new to the breed should know before making that leap? Books, DVDs, that were helpful?
Just looking to be pointed in the right direction at this point. Thanks.