Actually, where saddlebreds and TWHs share a FEW ancestors, the saddlebred was bred from a more solid thoroughbred trotting base than the TWH. They are greatly different in temperament and personality. You ask anyone what their opinion of a TWH is and most of the answers will be along the lines of "kind" and "gentle" and "extremely tolerant". You ask anyone their general opinion of saddlebred and you will get a mixed bag from "spooky" to "crazy" and "they are great horses, BUT...". It is another defense we have when people say we sore out horses, because aside from being trotting horses, they simply will not put up with it.
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