Okay for some yes it's true. Not all standardbreds settle easy because they have moved from place to place just like anyother horse they get confused. I know after 4 1/2 years of ownership of a Standardbred that he still has issues of changing barns or even fields, stalls, food, horse friends it's all the same. Yes I know he might be an exception but he is not the only one that I have worked with that felt that way. With my gelding if he is not confortable he will pace. Whether we be riding or just in his paddock he will pace. Once he has calmed down or relaxed he will canter or trot. I find when working with Standardbreds to trot or canter undersaddle uphill work is the best. It not only builds the muscle but also they can't really pace well up hill. It's also better for horses that can't or won't jump. My gelding only started jumping willingly about a couple of weeks ago over logs but he will still not jump accual jumps. It's just a note that not all standardbred are they same accually they are all quite different and while one fix might do it for that horse but I might not do it for the next. I just did care how the article placed the individual horses into a category. Other than that the tips are great for anyone trying to canter.