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post #11 of 134 Old 12-05-2007, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by horse_luver4e
Thank you Barnrat

Delregans Way, I wasn't meaning anything i just like to hear other oppinions on things. I know this girl at my barn who rides saddleseat and she doesn't even like horses she's mean to them. I'm glad other people like it. You should be alowed to post your oppinion without getting yelled at.
One bad person doesn't make the rest of the horrible.
But I can see how that would change your opinion about it.

It is completely possible to train and ride a brilliant saddleseat horse without being cruel in anyway though. Trust me. I've seen it done.
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post #12 of 134 Old 12-05-2007, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah that girl i was talking about, I never see her at the barn. She used to show saddleseat for awhile but they sold it becuase it was to old to show, which it wasnt becuase it was only 9! And she doesn't even spend time with the horses she just has a trainer tire it out so she can get on and show it. She thinks of it all as a sport and now she's doing basketball becuase she doesn't have a horse becuase she will only take a top dollar show horse. She claimes any cheaper than $50,000 is not a good horse. Which is so not true! Usually it's the other way around. My horse was $1200 and she's the best! (lol I hope she doesn't come on here!)
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post #13 of 134 Old 12-06-2007, 07:32 PM
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well, even if she did come on here I'm sure she would not relize you were speaking of her....
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post #14 of 134 Old 12-06-2007, 09:51 PM
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The horse that I used to show the woman bought for only $900. She was a paint, and the owner sold her because she was "untrainable" at four years old. Buh-Loney!! Karol trained that horse into a champion. Heidi is a registered paint, and a beautiful one at that. She's a shining star in the show ring and a very flashy trail horse, and has brought home many Ribbons in both hunter/jumper, dressage, and western. She is a magnificent animal that was never given a chance.
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post #15 of 134 Old 12-08-2007, 02:21 AM
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I am not a fan of Saddleseat, honestly I think it's goofy but that's MHO. :) I have never had desire to ride Saddleseat.

That said I don't every knock the people who do because you do what makes you happy. There are horse abusers in EVERY dicipline of riding, sadly there probably always will be.

I think Saddleseat is great for people who truly enjoy it and their horse enjoys it. True, I do get a bit pissy when I see people riding Arabians in park but again that's my personal opinion. :)
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post #16 of 134 Old 12-08-2007, 04:52 AM
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For about a month, I rode this National Show Horse (saddlebred/Arab cross) who had been trained in Saddleseat. He was retired and donated to my local therapeutic riding center (I was giving him his "trial" period to decide whether he would be suited for the kids). I only had training in Huntseat, and we only had access to a Dressage saddle. So, it was a strange combination, but that horse was amazing! He was the sweetest little cuddlebug! And he had a canter to die for!! From my not-so-experienced view on things, he had normal feet and tailset.

Anyways, just an example of a good Saddleseat experience from a non-Saddleseat person!

PS-I loved the comment on Saddleseat just being an excuse to dress up fancy! That's the reason why I tried Western for a season...all the colors and bling!! Now back to...khaki or beige breeches? Navy pinstripe or navy windowpane coat? Oh boy all the options!! :roll:
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post #17 of 134 Old 12-16-2007, 04:04 PM
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I definately think its an 'acquired taste' in the riding world. My cousin rode saddleseat and I was doing hunter/jumper as I've always done. Her mom didn't like hunter so sometimes I'd hear her say something about it being stupid and redundant because its so popular so everyone does it. Well I think Saddle Seat is definately out of the ordinary when it comes to riding styles and its foreign to me and my english family. But I don't rudely voice my opinion to my neice like she did. If it weren't for her I might have a better outlook on it but I see what you mean when it comes to saddleseat being a meaner way of riding. My experiences were that while I was at the saddlebred breed show at the Fair Grounds, everyone there was riding saddleseat and I saw alot of people that would strong arm and whip their horses. Alot of horses, saddlebreds and arabians would jump and rear and fall back on the riders. This also happened to my cousin when she got her saddlebred. She has a way of whipping the horse when it doesn't need it but she still is a horse lover. Anyhow maybe its just my experiences but I don't think I can really trust a saddlebred after the ones I've seen, even the top dollar ones. They all seem extremely hyper and hard to control.

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post #18 of 134 Old 12-16-2007, 04:22 PM
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I definately think its an 'acquired taste' in the riding world.
Very well said Hunter Girl.... :)

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post #19 of 134 Old 12-16-2007, 04:24 PM
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Thanks :)

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post #20 of 134 Old 12-16-2007, 08:23 PM
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What is weird about it and why do you say it is cruel? Please explain and then if its ok with you I would like to educate you on the truth of Saddle seat to straighten out the the myths, rumors and misunderstandings.
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