Facebook Bans Horse Sale Adverts – Sell Your Standardbred Here

Across the past few weeks, many social media users have started to sound the alarm, as Facebook bans horse sale listings. It seems that many equestrians are finding that their horse sale advertisements are being deleted or rejected by Facebook. The new Facebook bans on the sale of animals, inclusive of horses, has been in […]

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Retraining the Standardbred: Slow & Steady Wins the Pace

  As a Standardbred-specific trainer and coach, I speak to a lot of riders about issues such as how to correct pacing and how to teach the Standardbred to canter.  These would be ‘the big two’ tricky topics, in terms of working with the retired harness racehorse Providing advice to riders about horses I have […]

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Pony Club Standardbreds

Looking back on my childhood, I entered the Standardbred space long before ‘cart horses’ were considered a popular choice of riding partner. I’ll get into more detail about my own journey in an upcoming post, but let’s just say pony club was a polarising experience. Having recently caught up with a few inspiring young Standy […]

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5 Things To Love About Standardbreds

Versatility Strutting around the dressage ring one day, bush bashing the next; such is the life of a champ with a stamp.    There are Standardbreds out kicking butt in a vast range of activities: dressage, jumping, eventing, riding club, trail, endurance, driving (pleasure/show harness), games, sporting, western, campdrafting, Riding for the Disabled, Mounted Branch […]

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Big News for Standardbred Lovers

Around this time 8 years ago, Raising the Standards took in its first Standardbreds.  Two lovely gents, by the names of Wally and Barney.  As our gates swung open to welcome the boys, our lives were irrevocably changed for the better. Since this fateful beginning, we’ve been blessed by the relationships built with countless Standardbreds […]

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Buying a Horse: Tips for Finding the Right Mount.

Buying a new horse can be quite a daunting process.   In today’s age, buyers can access a plethora of platforms that promote horses looking for new homes: professional websites, horse traders, social media pages, magazines etc… As great as it is to have choices, it certainly can be confusing to cut through the noise […]

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Gill and Juno’s Story

Gill and Juno’s story. I have been riding all my life in various forms but, whilst I’d had horses on loan, had never had one that I could call my own. That changed when my husband and I (both from the UK originally) and our 3yo boy settled in Kyneton on 65 acres, ready to […]

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Advertise your Standardbred

As many of our followers would be aware from a previous post, the Raising the Standards in-house Standardbred re-homing program wrapped up in early 2016. With our virtual paddocks looking mighty bare, we wondered what we could do enable our website to continue to serve the Standardbred horse and enhance life after racing opportunities beyond […]

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