I adopted "You're Just Jellis" from a rescue about 8 months ago. He is just like
everyone describes their Standardbreds, sweet, trusting, fearless and willing to do
anything you ask despite the starvation and neglect he has been through.
JJ has taught me about driving and we've started conditioning for limited distance
in Endurance Driving. JJ has shown me that Standardbreds are have a huge heart and
are incredibly strong!
I knew there was something special about him the first time I saw him. I got curious
about his breeding and tracked his lineage. I discovered he is a direct descendant
from Dan Patch and Billy Direct, the two fastest Standardbreds from 1906-2006! Now
every time I look at JJ I wonder if he was ever bred and think about the history of
these magnificent horses and how versatile they are.
I ride him as well but he really seems to love driving, also he enjoys being ponied from my other horse when we head out to the trails!
There is not much he isn't willing to do, which from what I have read, is a common trait of these wonderful horses!
I have been riding, training and loving horses for over 30 years, and JJ is my first
Standardbred! I do not believe he will be my last!
~ Molly Smith
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