I have ridden one saddlebred so far. She was a "rescue" who's breeder/owner tried to force her to do saddleseat for almost 12 years, before giving up on her, and throwing her out in pasture, then finally a couple years later trying to sell her. Her name is Annabelle's Dream if I remember correctly, and she was very scared when I rode her, as she wasn't sure if I was going to get after her and make her gait or not. Personally I've never really had a huge urge to go show a gaited saddlebred, but I would like at least once to get on a good saddleseat saddlebred, and see what its like, and I like trying everything at least once, and obviously if I like the style of riding, doing it again. Unfortunately I don't actually know anyone who owns a Saddlebred in San Diego CA that I could ride lol. They def. Are flashy though, and I do like flashy horses.