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View Poll Results: Would you like to see a Saddleseat topic under Riding Horses?
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post #11 of 39 Old 09-23-2009, 01:15 AM
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Well, no one cares about Saddleseat, except those rare few who are devoted. People who ride dressage or hunt seat or event usually view it as an inferior style of riding, and many people don't really know what it is, or only view it as what those awful TWH soring people ride. If you read on Trot lately, the USEF doesn't even list it on their national discipline list. They list SS Eq, but USEF doesn't judge Eq, and Eq isn't the only form. That is why I go to www.Trot.org and www.modern-saddlebred.com for people who truly understand.

I have yet to go to a general horse forum where Saddleseat is represented in any fasion. If I have a Saddleseat question, I post where people are sure to know. It is not that "most people don't ride saddleseat" it is that those who do post elsewhere.

Yes, TWHs are ridden saddleseat, but Saddleseat does not equal gaited. American Saddlebreds don't count as a truly gaited breed as only a select few are chosen to be taught the extra gaits, andalusians aren't gaited, morgans aren't gaited, arabs aren't gaited, NSHs aren't gaited, fresians aren't gaited, appy's aren't gaited.... Saddleseat is not gaited, and so the Gaited forum does not suffice for Saddleseat Discussion.

Until our numbers grow, LTS, I'd say we are stuck using the English Riding section for Saddleseat Discussion, or going elsewhere.
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post #12 of 39 Old 09-23-2009, 01:40 PM
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I think it's kind of sad you guys are saying we just don't care about saddleseat, it's been around longer than the "NH" following and it has a subdivision. Maybe it isn't neccessary to make a subforum for it, but be more tactful.
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post #13 of 39 Old 09-23-2009, 01:42 PM
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BTW I don't think of it as inferior, It just would be much easier to equitate with a smooth riding saddleseat horse.

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It is a fact that a lot of dressage/hunt/event riders think it is inferior. Nearly every person of those backgrounds that I have spoken with has told me as much. And that is not just a handful of riders. What is sad to me is that those people I have spoken with go out of their way to say rude things about my style of riding and my horses. Now I have NOT found that to be the case on this forum.

I did not specifically say that the Horse Forum specifically doesn't care. I said that no one really cares about it except those devoted to it. Which again is true. It is not being whiney, indignant, or anything, it is merely how other people have expressed their feelings towards the discipline to me.

Because the riding of Saddleseat is in a severe minority here, there is no reason for there to be a sub section, really. Why have a section of the forum that will not be heavily used? While I think there should be one, I don't think we will ever get one. Part of the reason there are not many SS riders on the forum is because there is no place for them. There is nothing to draw them to this forum. There are other reasons I hang around and greatly enjoy this forum.
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post #15 of 39 Old 09-23-2009, 05:10 PM
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I think it would be nice to have a saddle seat section as well. The majority of horses that are ridden in saddle seat are not walking horse. There are saddlebreds arabians national show horses, hackney ponies. It would not hurt anything so I don't see why it couldnt happen

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I love Saddleseat. Really do, but 'new posts' works perfectly fine.

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It is a fact that a lot of dressage/hunt/event riders think it is inferior. Nearly every person of those backgrounds that I have spoken with has told me as much. And that is not just a handful of riders. What is sad to me is that those people I have spoken with go out of their way to say rude things about my style of riding and my horses. Now I have NOT found that to be the case on this forum.

I did not specifically say that the Horse Forum specifically doesn't care. I said that no one really cares about it except those devoted to it. Which again is true. It is not being whiney, indignant, or anything, it is merely how other people have expressed their feelings towards the discipline to me.

Because the riding of Saddleseat is in a severe minority here, there is no reason for there to be a sub section, really. Why have a section of the forum that will not be heavily used? While I think there should be one, I don't think we will ever get one. Part of the reason there are not many SS riders on the forum is because there is no place for them. There is nothing to draw them to this forum. There are other reasons I hang around and greatly enjoy this forum.
I've never had anyone tell me that Saddleseat is inferior. I've had people call saddlebreds 'Gaited horses' but nothing else. I don't ride saddlebreds and saddleseat exclusively, though. I ride hunter, I foxhunt, I ride western, side saddle, I drive.. I do pretty much everything. I just think its sad there isn't somewhere for the saddleseat riders, because even though we're few (which honestly, we're not.. I go to saddleseat shows and theres plenty of enthusiasts) we're devoted.

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And I love the sixteen hands between your legs quote! That's great!
Aint it? My friend and I were on a trail ride and I was riding her OTTB and I loved him and we were sitting there and I said "Gosh, theres just nothing like sixteen hands between your legs" we were both laughing the whole ride home

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post #19 of 39 Old 09-24-2009, 04:03 PM
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There's too little activity in the gaited forumm, why not keep saddleseat there too? That way at least the forum would be used more and both ''sides'' would benefit since there'd be more threads. I figure that if you see a thread that sounds interesting you read and leave a comment.. but you won't go looking for threads much in other forums than the ones you usually hang around in.


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If you have a section 'saddleseat', then the 'side-saddlers' and 'Aussie riders' and all the other smaller disciplines would want one.

Perhaps a sadleseat subsection in the gaited section?

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