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    08-17-2007, 12:29 AM
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Foal
Saddleseat...What type of horse?

What types of horses can be used for saddleseat? Most people know of Saddlebreds to be in it. But for example, could a Quarter horse be in it?

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    08-17-2007, 09:30 AM
  #2
Foal
Quarter Horses, Appys, Paints, etc. do have their own type of saddleseat, but I think that animation is acutally discouraged (correct me if I'm wrong though, not 100% sure!). It looks alot different from the saddleseat I grew up around, lol. Although more power to them, it's still pretty cool!

Appy:


http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a285/Rhianyn/ap.jpg

http://equine.com/Horses/ad_details....a93104361f&p=2

Other breeds that are good for saddleseat are breeds like, Arabs and Arab crosses, Morgans, Hackneys, etc.

Arab (my personal favorite! Lol):

*sigh* Now there's some animation. Lol. That's Apollopalooza. Awesome Park horse. RIP.

National Show Horse:


Morgan Horse:


Hackney:


Tennessee Walker:


A few, less common ones -

Andalusian:


Friesian:


(Haha, sorry for the pic overload!)
     
    08-22-2007, 11:32 PM
  #3
Yearling


Dude check out the tails!!
     
    08-22-2007, 11:40 PM
  #4
Weanling
Holey Moley, that's just weird..... Totally weird- not normal
     
    08-23-2007, 01:46 AM
  #5
Foal
Yeeea use a Friesian
     
    08-23-2007, 06:15 PM
  #6
Foal
That friesan is bad a**! I want it!
     
    09-08-2007, 09:34 PM
  #7
Foal
Saddleseat is usually reserved for 3 and 5 gaited horses, that are naturally gaited that way. Although you can show other breeds in it and yes, usually the animation is discouraged only because its not natural for say a quarter horse to animate like that, it is replicated with weighted and wedged shoes, which in my opinion is just not healthy....
     
    11-08-2007, 06:32 PM
  #8
Foal
I would say saddlebreds and morgans. That is what we show with at my stable.
     
    11-08-2007, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by kaptkaos113
saddleseat is usually reserved for 3 and 5 gaited horses, that are naturally gaited that way. Although you can show other breeds in it and yes, usually the animation is discouraged only because its not natural for say a quarter horse to animate like that, it is replicated with weighted and wedged shoes, which in my opinion is just not healthy....
Yeah, that is a good point: it really depends on which classes you want to show in. Honestly, I've only seen Friesians compete in classes against other Friesians...but I'm not a saddleseat expert either, its just hard to get away from it where I live:P I'm a big fan of saddlebreds, personally. For all their flash, they can be extremely level-headed as well.
     

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