Sunday, May 29, 2011

Standardbred Horses

And...they're off and running!
  Standardbred horses are raised for Harness Racing, the only kind of racing in Maine, so there are some farms that raise them.  One of them, near where we lived a short time ago is the source of the photos (other than the above) taken by my lovely wife.
  The animals are beautiful to look at, especially the colts that run, and I believe hard to train.  They must pace or trot (different leg placement) and not run.  The front and back legs on the same side move forward or backward at the same time.  Given that they still are very fast.  The few times I've gone to the races it's always a fun time, but it's been a long time since I've been.
Hanging out with Mom.
Family time (Dad's aren't welcome - yet)
Roadside attraction

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