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  1. #1
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    Sep. 25, 2006
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    Default A One Horse Open Sleigh

    I finally found a sleigh so we entered our first sleigh rally

    1st time hooked to a sleigh
    1st time in a crowded ring with everything from minis
    (that can be terrifying to large horses)
    to Fresians galloping by
    not to mention all those sleigh bells!

    My off track Stb was amazing! Even placing over seasoned competitors
    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a69...eighcredit.jpg
    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a69...eighcredit.jpg

    he's now a poster boy for Standardbred adoption:
    http://www.standardbredhorse.com/

    I don't know why more people don't drive Standardbreds
    http://freewheelersrescue.webs.com/



  2. #2
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    Oh fun I never got to use my sleigh before moving

    Glad to see my standardbred buddies at SPHO-MA doing well! I wish everyone a great 2011 year!



  3. #3
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    Default yay standardbreds!

    Thank you for showing what good useful horses they can be.They will repay you giving them a second chance.



  4. #4
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    Default

    How lovely!



  5. #5
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    Beautiful sleigh and handsome horse! We have a nice sleigh rally here in picturesque Victorian era Chautauqua Institution. These days it is dominated by draft teams because the draft horse club are the only ones who care enough to keep it going, but we used to get quite a few Standardbreds since there are race tracks in our area. It's so nice to see a one horse open sleigh again. You got gorgeous photos for your memories too.

    Very nice!



  6. #6
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    Rising Sun, Maryland, USA
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    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

    I have a stb mare... never raced, but she's made me a fan of the breed... great disposition!
    http://www.leakycreek.com/
    http://leakycreek.wordpress.com/ Rainbows & Mourning Doves Blog
    John P. Smith II 1973-2009 Love Always
    Father, Husband, Friend, Firefighter- Cancer Sucks- Cure Melanoma



  7. #7
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    wow beautiful is right! I love standardbreds, every one I've met has a heart of gold. Big fan of the breed and would absolutely consider one for my next horse, especially now that I've an interest in driving.

    congratulations for doing so well and painting such a lovely picture.
    Worry is the biggest enemy of the present. It steals your joy and keeps you very busy doing absolutely nothing at all... it’s like using your imagination to create things you don’t want.



  8. #8
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    Wow,how beautiful.That's so cool!!!!~



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