A fast learner and reasonably solid student. The Standardbred is very obedient. But seems not to seek human attention. He is easy-going and compliant.
He will usually give in and do what is asked of him, even if he doesn't want to.
Not particularly reactive or spooky, the Standardbred has a low flight impulse and a low self-protection impulse as well. If he's frightenend or hurt, he's likely to stand there and look at you.
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Reference: Horse & Rider; November 1998
Standardbred Pleasure Horse Organization
Reference & Background photos courtesy of Hanover