Figured I would start a new thread on my favorite breed.
American Saddlebred- All American Athlete
This is what they made for the World Equestrian Games
The Amazing American Saddlebred
One of THE BEST, CH Skywatch. There will never be another like him.
The stallion we are standing is out of a mare by CH Skywatch.
The story of Singsation! A Saddlebred star.
Saddlebreds Are FUN! Pics of Saddlebred Versatility.
The half Arabian, Elmer Bandit, who within recent years achieved the highest mileage record for competitive trail ride surpassed a horse by the name of Wing Tempo, who was... a saddlebred. :)
The Horse | Whose Record is Elmer Bandit Trying to Break? More on Wing Tempo
If you would like to try a Saddlebred for free, there is a "Learn to Ride or Drive a Saddlebred" Promotion, sponsored by Equestrian Life!
Equestrian Life : Ride and Drive - Get Your Free Horseback Riding Lesson
Some Equestrian Life Videos.
Here is the history of the Hackney and Saddlebred. These breeds go hand in hand. You will never have a Saddlebred Show without Hackneys and Standardbred Roadsters.
Equestrian Life - Videos: For The Love of Horses - Ride and Drive In Style
Haha, this stallion is cute. He loves that unmowed patch.
They play this before the Five Gaited Stake every year at the World Championships. The best of the best.
ASHA - American Saddlebred Horse Association
We breed for the high neck carriage and the high stepping motion. We breed for "gameness" and snort. We want a horse with a fiery personality, that is willing and controllable. We are pretty good at getting what we want. When we don't, we have to find other avenues for the horses. If they have good minds, they may find themselves as lesson horses, or academy horses. Others go into Western Pleasure or become sport horses, most of the non show horses are sold as pleasure riding horses.
Here is my one month old baby right now. He's a tank!
Here is his sire.
This was a yearling we had just brought in. This was before he was broke to lead. Playing in the arena.
And here was my trail horse as a young two year old. He died last year, but he was the BEST horse you could have asked for. He was not built to be a show horse. No amount of anything would have let him lift his head up more, or pick his feet up, so he was my trail buddy. I miss this horse like none other.