My one good friend does and she rides saddleseat. It looks so elegant. I'm excited cause i get to ride a percheron this year for show season!!! And my Haffie mare daisey is a pleasure to ride. She has a pretty nice trot. Smooth. I love her, really helped my confidence. She's def. not slow! She's actually pretty fast. if i remember correctly at a fun show two years ago (at a local fair it was one of the last days) this one kid rode her when she belonged to the guy who sold her too us and she ran like 14-15 in a down back barrel. : ] I'd say those that are trained to drive dont' look slow that's for sure. They have to have some power behind those bad boys lol!