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Trotter Standardbred Chocolate Brown Coat (left view)
Chocolate Brown Coat (left view)
Trotter Standardbred Red Bay Tobiano Coat (normal view)
Red Bay Tobiano Coat (normal view)

Trotter Standardbred Bay Coat (front view)
Bay Coat (front view)
Trotter Standardbred Bay Coat (right view)
Bay Coat (right view)

A Trotter Standardbred is a Standardbred who competes in harness races where the allowed gait is trotting.

About the Trotter Standardbred:
While all Standardbreds are capable of trotting, some Standardbreds can also pace. The pace is a 2-beat lateral gait which is often faster than the trot. Because of this speed difference, many harness races allow only trotting, and disqualify horses who pace.

The need for Standardbreds who can naturally trot fast without breaking into pace led to the creation of a subgroup within the Standardbred breed, called "Trotter Standardbreds." Standardbreds in this group excel in trotting, and know how to maintain their trot even at high speeds. Furthermore, Trotter Standardbreds have their own bloodlines, and breeders usually avoid crossing Pacer Standardbreds with Trotter ones.

Trotter Standardbreds in Horse Isle:
While some Trotter Standardbreds know how to pace, this doesn't happen in Horse Isle. Instead, in Horse Isle, any Standardbred that can pace is automatically classified as a Pacer Standardbred. Only Standardbreds that can't pace (carry coco for gait-keeper gene) are classified as Trotter Standardbreds.

Performance metrics:
The following are the: range, average, (SD), and MOE of performance metrics of ordered Standardbreds in Horse Isle (not bred ones). In rare cases, horses might have metrics outside of the range. Breeders can produce horses that are beyond this range.

Speed: 16.1-18.5, 17.5 (0.5), 0.1.
Sprint: 57-69, 63 (3), 0.54.

Accel: 0.87-1.07, 0.97 (0.04), 0.01.
Decel: 0.94-1.07, 1.01 (0.03), 0.01.

Jump: 5.24-5.49, 5.36 (0.05), 0.01.
Pull: 2.10-3.03, 2.50 (0.21), 0.04.

Turning: 49.19-60.52, 54.48 (2.67), 0.52.
Reverse: 2.4-3.0, 2.7 (0.1), 0.03.

Stamina: 44.73-51.49, 48.21 (1.56), 0.31.
Reaction: 0.73-0.84, 0.79 (0.03), 0.00.

Coats & Height:
Colors: usually bay, brown, black, chestnut, and grey. In rare cases, the coat can be cream-diluted or dominant-white.

Additionals: flaxen, rabicano, roan, sooty, dark mane & tail, grey mane & tail.
Pinto: the coat is usually solid, but in rare cases can be tobiano or white-spotted sabino.

Height: 14hh to 17hh.


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