I was raised with quarters and Arabs and have recently been exposed to walkers. I'm not much into the gaited ride but my mom,husband and daughter are. My husband bought a saddlebred in may. She was a 3 year old tiny bag of bones that had already had a baby and a very hard life. She has become the most amazing horse.
We have put about 300 lbs on her and cleaned her up. My husband has been working with her with the natural horseman training. She is the smartest most affectionate horse I have ever been around. My husband has only been riding since April and very new to horses but seems to have a gift has done wonders with her. She loves people but has an amazing bond with him. She's more like a loyal dog or even like a child with him.
I was thrown on Mother's Day by an awful horse and hurt badly and have lost my confedance and am now a nervousness rider but she will let me on her and treats me very well. My daughter can rider her. She is just an amazing animal. And I love her gaits.
My question is....are all saddlebreds like her? This affectionate and bonding? I'm shopping for my own horse and leaning towards a saddlebred because of her. She is the only one I've been exposed to. But if this behavior is breed specific then I defiantly will be buy one.
Thanks in advance for any advice and input