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post #1 of 48 Old 09-29-2010, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone own Appaloosa's??? or anyone know abything about Saddlebreds?

Hey everyone. I am the new owner of a beautiful Appaloosa mare named Allie. She is pregnant and we will have a new baby in March. She's 15 and is the best horse i've been around. She is so sweet in nature and super patient with my kids who are just learning to ride. Anyone else have an Appy and would like to share what they know about the breed or share a pic??
Also my in laws keep 2 saddlebred horses in the same field as we keep our horse Allie. They are beautfiul, but I've tried riding them once and only once. They were crazy acting. Very spooky, and acted like the didnt' want to be rode at all. So once was it for me. My hubby rode only once and got thrown. THey have also thrown my neice. Anyone know anything about his breed of horse??
Here's my Allie
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post #2 of 48 Old 09-29-2010, 04:51 PM
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I happen to own one appaloosa and one pintaloosa =)

This is Bo, he is going on 4 (3 1/2 in this pic):

(Boyfriend in the background)

He is very sweet, and very comical. I believe he has ADD lol. I got him from a an appy breeder. They had a awesome leopard stallion that was very well trained (I say had becuase he passed away just this previous spring.)

Your mare is very gorgoues, and her sweet personality doesn't surprise me. =)
She is lucky to have kind and caring owners like you.

I'm assuming your husband rode in the saddle last? lol Your stirrups are a bit long ;) Has anyone ever mentioned a saddle pad? Normally they are put under the saddle to help it fit better and less likely to cause saddle sores. I would recommend to always put one on under the saddle, I always ride with one on. =)

I know nothing about Saddlebreds, lol.

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post #3 of 48 Old 09-29-2010, 05:02 PM
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I'm learning more and more about saddlebreds at my new barn. Many are very high strung, keep in mind they are often used for racing. The one I've personally seen working and have hung out with a bit was a total sweetheart, but had lots of go!
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I was also going to mention your stirrups are too long for your leggins :) I didn't notice you didn't have a saddle pad on her though until CP pointed it out. I'd defiently get one for Allie.She would apperciate it :)

I think you have a very pretty appy :) Cute name too
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post #5 of 48 Old 09-29-2010, 08:14 PM
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>>>> keep in mind they are often used for racing.

I think you might be confusing Saddlebreds with Standardbreds.

Standardbreds are raced at a blazing fast trot or pace, harnessed to a sulky--

Saddlebreds are bred primarily as saddleseat show horses--

Horses from both of the above breeds can and do have other careers as well though.

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Ahh my bad...I'm obviously not learning that FAST! I still stand by my high strung comment though, they can be buckets of energy. Not mean ones like the OP is implying however in my brief experience.

They do totally have other careers, I wasn't trying to imply that they didn't or couldn't.
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post #7 of 48 Old 09-29-2010, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
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Allie has a saddle pad or saddle blanket (whatever it's called) but we were just taking her for a real quick ride so we didn't use it. But we probably should always use it :) Thanks for the compliments. oh and yes my hubby rode her before me, his legs are wayyyy longer than mine! lol
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Chevy princess, your appy is a cutie!!!!! :)
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I used to ride an appy mare. She hated men and normally hated children so when i asked the owner(my friends mom basically my second family) she said okey but only lead line first so we went out and she did great listend to my every command. I looved that mare i would hop on her bareback or hang on her and she was like okey. But if you let a guy in her sites she was a total devil. she was used as a hunting horse before and she used to thorw her male riders at every jump and turn lol .I dont have pics of her though :[

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Here's my Appy baby Rain. She's 18-20 and the BEST horse I've ever owned! I love her to pieces!!!
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