Originally Posted by Malda
I knew what the term "spotted" meant, but I never could figure out what a saddle horse was.
Learn something new...
I'm originally from the OH/PA border and had to learn a whole new set of colloquialisms when I retired south of the Mason-Dixon; one of them being "how well does that horse saddle?"
I quickly realized they weren't talking about how well a horse stands to be saddled, and finally gave in one day, asking someone what "saddling" meant. Of course he
looked at me like I was the dumbest person east of the Mississippi, but I at least got an explanation
"Saddle Horses" gait. They are allowed to do a variety of intermediate gaits, although it seemed the preference within this particular saddling circle was a rack. But, whatever the Saddle Horse does perform, it needs to perform it well.
At least that's how "saddling" was explained to me