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    04-22-2008, 07:23 AM

hi I am new here and I just want to know who loves or rides saddlebreds?[/b]
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    04-22-2008, 11:06 AM
I do! Since 1992. Love SA Saddlebreds. They are more old fashioned looking and aren't plagued with the issues US Saddlebreds seem to have.
    04-22-2008, 11:30 AM
Well, my mom does! I like them... but I have found that they can be VERRYY hot! My old NHS (arab/saddlebred) was totally... CRAZY. (haha, he was... and is), but my moms old full saddlebred was awesome, TOTALLY sweet! I sat on him when I was just 1 week old! And he even let me walk UNDER him! Haha! My mom has so many stories, like once they were on a trail ride and my mom saw a lady who had somehow gotten attacked by a hive of bees and was allergic to them, so my mom released her saddlebred... and he ran back home! (dont worry, she knew he would!!!)

So, it really depends on the saddlebred :)
    04-22-2008, 12:10 PM
i agree

Yes I agree SA Saddlebreds are great.i live in South Africa and I have shown saddlebreds a few we have a saddlebred magazine that comes out twice a year and it has 300 pages and the pictures are colour and excellent quality.the magazine is called The South African Show Horse.thanks for your replies I love talking about saddlebreds.
    04-22-2008, 11:37 PM
Big Saddlebred Fan here!

Not a big fan of SA Saddlebreds, to be honest. They are still "too new" for me. I don't know 'em yet. Nothing against them though.There are a lot that are right up there with the best! I have met several extremely nice Asb Folks from SA, too. You all have wicked cool accents.
    04-23-2008, 01:52 AM
There's a saddlebred at my barn, she has beautiful coloring.
I don't ride saddleseat, but they seem like an ideal horse for that. Sometimes, though, I've heard they can be very hot. But other than that...cute horses!
    04-23-2008, 04:01 AM

Yes saddlebreds can be extremely hot but each horse is get very hot saddlebreds but some saddlebreds are very easy to ride and calm it all depends on the horses personality and how it was trained.but lots of saddlebreds are excellent childrens horses.
    04-23-2008, 04:18 AM
And you have to keep in mind that a lot of them are meant to look excited and have a lot of "snort!".

They are definitely a breed you have to learn to ride. A lot of them have such active and alert personalities, that you really have to keep them entertained in one way or another before they start getting creative.
    04-23-2008, 11:58 AM
There are a few Saddlebreds @ my barn, never ridden them though lol. But they are very pretty horses!
    04-23-2008, 06:25 PM
Can we see photos of saddlebreds and their owners?! I would love to see some. I know we have a few saddlebred owners on this forum 8)

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