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.