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    04-19-2011, 12:49 PM
I don't own a saddlebred, but I do look after a Saddlebred Appaloosa if that counts? :P
She's 9 years old, apparently 5 gaited but I have no idea how to cue them etc or if she actually is gaited. I was told she used to be a showjumper a few years ago, but had been used for breeding since then & now just an alround horse. Now that a couple of people have mentioned the spooking & 'drama queen' personality of saddlebreds, id definitely say lily has got that part of it... she's a bit of a nut & over reacts to EVERYTHING. But is really a sweetheart once you get to know her & build a relationship up with her :) here she is... im well aware she's a bit of a fatty, but we're working on that lol
She's quite the stroppy mare as you can tell by the last grumpy cow. She's very impatient & pretty nervous on her own, but is fine out hacking if theres another horse with her. If not than EVERYTHING is terrifying to her.. lol even a bit of the road that's darker than the rest...deathly scary lol
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    05-10-2011, 06:04 PM
Saddleseat is the only way to show a Saddlebred for me! Love the breed!
    05-17-2011, 09:58 PM
I just joined because my friend from HGS sent this forum to me and I am always looking for other ones to join. So, hi guys!

I have been riding for 13 years and about 4 years ago got my first American Saddlebred. I grew up riding them and Morgans [saddleseat] but had never owned a horse.

His name is Fred and he is a 17hh gelding, 7 years old. I originally showed him saddleseat and then switched to huntseat... and now he is retiring.

    05-18-2011, 02:00 AM
He is gorgeous! Why is he retiring?
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    05-18-2011, 05:00 AM
I used to want a saddlebred so badly but they're just too tall... I tend to enjoy riding little horses/large ponies. Beautiful animals though.
    05-18-2011, 08:51 AM
Originally Posted by cfralic    
I used to want a saddlebred so badly but they're just too tall... I tend to enjoy riding little horses/large ponies. Beautiful animals though.

They arent all tall. I've known quite a few that were only 15 hands. They are out there. My guy is only 15.2 hands, but my mare is 17 hands. All depends on the breeding really. The saddlebred shows even offer asb pony classes.
    05-18-2011, 10:40 AM
Originally Posted by ender    
He is gorgeous! Why is he retiring?
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Thank you! He has a navicular cyst that has progressed very quickly. We may try and treat it with Tildren, but he hates showing anyways so I am keeping him retired and maybe letting him do lessons.
    05-18-2011, 11:13 AM
Originally Posted by cfralic    
I used to want a saddlebred so badly but they're just too tall... I tend to enjoy riding little horses/large ponies. Beautiful animals though.
ALL of mine are under 16hh (my young colt might make 16hh, but I wouldn't expect him taller).

My two mares are 15hh (the Champagne... she's fairly stocky for the breed) and 15.1hh (the Chestnut built leaner - more what the breed is "known" to be like)... my Pally stallion is about 15.2hh (his body type is somewhere between the two mares).
Many Saddlebreds "hide" as trail horses, endurance horses, lesson horses etc... people just don't realize what they are - around here I have a theory that it's because nobody would give them a chance if they knew what breed they were (sad but true). Without the height a lot of people just don't recognize them... we had one coach say "gee, this mare has a bit of a Saddlebred look to her.... " made everyone giggle (She's a Chubasco daughter, and granddaughter of Status Symbol) when the next mare came out for a lesson she says "this one too.... is this what happens when you put them in the dryer?"
    07-19-2011, 03:58 PM
Finally found a thread about Saddlebreds. My only horse, Ziggy is a Saddlebred. He is my first horse in about ten years. He is a retired Amish carriage horse. He is helping to retrain me. =3 He is really the sweetest horse ever. I have only found that getting the bridle on him is hard for me. He is easy to catch, let's me love on him. Very good about tacking him up. I had to remember how to do everything. Relearn everything I had once knew. He is so calm and well tempered. I won't show him but he is going to be my trail horse and maybe if we both get in good enough shape we will do some competitive and maybe even some endurance rides?

I really love this breed because they can do anything. With me that is a major bonus. Every moment I spend with him just makes me fall more inlove with the breed.

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