It doesnt feel unconfortable to me, but I have always ridden ss horses. The others feel uncomfortable. Its like I am just sticking up out of nowhere with no upright head to counter balance the picture.
Its a personal prefence and ss is waay diffrent. There is no denying that.
I guess I am one of those people that like the rarities in this world. I like all horses, but ( in my eyes) a ss horse is the only one that can make me drop my jaw, everytime. Its fun to just go down the road or down the trails with a proud looking horse. Chardonnay is not the prettiest mare out there, but NO ONE can stop looking at her in awe when she is under saddle, its a rush for me.
Ant to ride it, its a bigger rush than anything I have ever done in my life. The power, the grace and the athleticism these horses have, they take my breath away.
I have a fb friend that breeds saddlebreds down there, she told me that there really isnt any saddleseat there. I guess since its an american tradition, it hasnt spread to the rest of the world. Yet, us asb people are trying to take it over. Lol
The upright head set is a breed thing, not a dicipline thing. The saddlebred western horses also have an upright head, as well as the hunt horses.