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    07-18-2011, 09:10 PM
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Foal
What is saddle seat?

What is saddle seat? I know this may be a silly question, but I have heard this term used alot (in posts and videos from overseas) I'm from Australia and I don't hear about it very often. I may just be sitting under a rock but im curious to know what this means.

THANKS!!
     
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    07-18-2011, 09:14 PM
  #2
Showing
A type of riding, like English or Western.

What is Saddle Seat Riding?
     
    07-18-2011, 09:20 PM
  #3
Foal
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Originally Posted by equiniphile    
A type of riding, like English or Western.

What is Saddle Seat Riding?

Again that's very helpful :)
     
    07-18-2011, 10:17 PM
  #4
Green Broke
It is also refered to as flat seat. I am attaching a picture of a saddle
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    07-19-2011, 12:46 AM
  #5
Started
Saddleseat is basically a type of saddle used for horses with very high withers. It is very cut back in the gullet. Wide saddle flaps for a farther back leg position.

The thing about Saddleseat riding is that it is used on multiple breeds that do their own thing. This type of saddle can be used to show Morgans who show at the normal paces or for Saddlbreds and TWH while they gait.
     
    07-19-2011, 08:30 AM
  #6
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by GeminiJumper    
Saddleseat is basically a type of saddle used for horses with very high withers. It is very cut back in the gullet. Wide saddle flaps for a farther back leg position.
It has nothing to do with the horses withers. It is simply a style of riding.
     
    07-19-2011, 01:44 PM
  #7
Foal
Saddleseat in a nutshell is where the judge judges the horse's gaits. There are Equitation classes too though. The rider sits in a much deeper seat and high head carriage is encouraged. Typically gaited horses such as Saddlebreds and Morgans are used.
     
    07-19-2011, 06:32 PM
  #8
Foal
My best friend rides saddleseat and is very good! Her user name is "redd46" if you would like to ask her for a in-depth response. The horses who are ridden in that disipline pick up their feet very high (action) and are usually Saddlebreds, Standerdbreds, Morgans and gaited horses. At shows horses show off their beautiful long tails that are wrapped in vet wrap below the tailbone for saftey and flowy manes. For this type of riding a very flat saddle called a saddle seat saddle is used along with a double bridle. At these kind of shows an oregon is traditionally played in the classes which are similar to any EQ or pleasure class. There are two types of regualr saddle seat riding (non-gaited horses) classic and park. Park horses are very fun to watch because they have a ton of action!
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    07-19-2011, 10:58 PM
  #9
Started
I don't believe Standardbreds are used in saddleseat riding.

They have their own racing.
     
    07-20-2011, 08:51 AM
  #10
Weanling
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Originally Posted by GeminiJumper    
I don't believe Standardbreds are used in saddleseat riding.

They have their own racing.
Thats like saying tbs can't be hunters....they have racing. Many breeds do saddleseat. I prefer a saddlebreds, but morgans, arabs, TWH, etc all excell at it. Even the friesians and drafts do saddleseat.
     

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