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Standardbred
Characteristics
Scientific Name:
Equus caballus
Family Name:
Equidae
Origin or Range:
United States
Size:
can reach a height of 14 to 16 hands tall.
Weight:
between 900 to 1200 lbs.
Compatibility:
Average
 
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Standardbred

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Standardbred Description
  The Standardbred is known as the world's best harness racer because of their immense speed. The Standardbred has become one of the best known horses, and most popular among horse lovers. Along with their speed, they have many other appealing traits. They are recognized for its stamina, courage, loyalty, toughness and agility. It has a steady and calm temperament, and makes a great family horse. They are popular as a racing horse, as well as a riding horse. The Standarbred closely resembles the Thoroughbred, but with slighltly longer bodies, and shorter legs. They are extremely muscular, with long shoulders and a deep broad chest. They have strong, muscular legs and hard, durable feet. Their head is trim with a slightly convex profile, and a straight neck.  
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