The easy, step by step method to retrain
your Standardbred horse

To Walk, Trot and Canter just like other horses!

Can pacers be trained to trot and canter?
See two excerpts from the video Retraining The Pacer ~ Standardbred Horse Training that shows two pacers trotting and cantering.
(Neither horse would trot or canter when adopted from the pacing track).
Please click on the videos below to play.

Lacey, a former pacer currently in retraining, learning to trot and is well on her way to developing a lovely canter

Oliver, a fully retrained pacer, shows us a balanced canter

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You have adopted a pacer and found your very special dream horse. However, the problems with curing the pace, developing the trot and riding in the canter have you somewhat stumped.

You have asked around, inquired on the internet, tried one or several instructors/trainers and none seem effective when it comes to the pacing and how to replace it

You have kept your dream and love for your newfound equine partner shining bright but the frustration has slowly been mounting and it sometimes seems futile.

The retraining method

Imagine a retraining method that builds needed muscles and balance through simple exercises; that relies on encouragement and positive re-inforcement for results; that respects and honors the horse; that builds trust, confidence and relies on what is and feels natural to a horse. Voila! You have just described the retraining method which so successfully enables a pacer

- to choose to trot rather than to pace
- to choose to canter rather than to pace

and to do so willingly and naturally!

The Standardbred Fan Club

The Standardbred Fan Club is for anyone who loves the breed!

The beauty of Standarbreds - apart from their outer and inner beauty ofcourse! - is the incredible versatility that Standardbreds possess. You will see them in dressage, jumping, eventing, western, equitation, trotters, pacers, endurance, parades, police work, search and rescue work ... and as adorable, reliable, trustworthy and noble pets (or as we prefer to say, extended family!).

The Standardbred Fan Club is comprised of people who have Standardbreds, are interested in the breed, want to make friends with other Standardbred owners or fans, and anyone from anywhere in the world! At present, the Club runs out of Epona Stable located in British Columbia, Canada.

The aim of the club is to educate, inform and develop resources for people who are interested in Standardbred horses. Membership is absolutely free.

The club strives to better the lives of former pacers by using natural and simple methods to retrain the horses with an abundance of love, language and leadership for successful and meaningful riding and competition careers.

Learn from the Specialists ~ the horses themselves and the trainers at the Standardbred Fan Club who have chosen to work with pacers over the years to develop a humane, effective and positive retraining method based on kindness, compassion, natural horsemanship and most of all, Love for these very special and talented horses.

Video Reviews

Retraining Video Reviews

What an eye-opener! I finally understand why my Standie keeps his head up so high!
Teresa K., Oregon, USA

Really good video. It's so refreshing to see these horses not being forced, not being beaten, not being tied with draw reins and ropes, not being restrained in any way in any part of the training. KUDOS TO YOUR HUMANE TRAINING METHODS - AND WHAT A SPLENDID OUTCOME.
Cathy S. Ontario, Canada

This video helped me so much with the canter. I am so relieved that my horse is fine, it's normal what she's been doing.
John A. Texas, USA

I received my dvd in the mail today. Thank you so much. Its great. Very helpful to have the steps as well as giving me time frames for training as I was worried about how fast/slow to go with Fella's training. With the dvd's help I am confident that I can train Fella on my own.
Cheryl A. Sydney, Australia

There hasn't been a video that's so easy to simply watch and begin working from. This is the video that we have been waiting so long for.
Tina and Bob A., Saskatchewan, Canada

Really great information, thank you so much.
Lisa R. Ontario, Canada