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American Saddlebred

Breed group: Gaited horses

Other name(s): American Saddler; ASB

History

Details: The origins of the American Saddlebred began in the 18th century, when American colonists crossed the Narragansett Pacer (an early gaited breed which is now extinct), with the Thoroughbred. In the 1800's, this new breed was known as the "Kentucky Saddler", and was used mainly on Southern plantations because of its comfortable, ground-covering gaits and sure-footed manner.

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Owners say:
Wonderful:
easy-gaited riding horses, versatility, traditional western horsemanship, intelligent, animated
Challenging:
certain conformational issues
Interesting:
Dressage prospects class, Competitive Trail rides, best parade mount, distance endurance ride
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cliftonbeefy
Billy was a great horse. She was dorky for many years...
Review by: cliftonbeefy (2) 6 days ago
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4.50
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TamiP
Albert was a great representative of his breed. He wa...
Review by: TamiP (21) 22 days ago
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5.00
1 photo
gwynnebeatty
We rescued Jet from a situation where he was starving...
Review by: gwynnebeatty (0) June 24, 2015 21:08
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5.00
1 photo
starvina83
He is a very beautiful, friendly, lovable horse. He w...
Review by: starvina83 (7) June 20, 2015 20:28
  • Currently 100
3.25
1 photo
akmouser
Pros: super smooth gate, easy to ride, excellent temp...
Review by: akmouser (7) June 01, 2015 01:10
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo
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I have been riding American Saddlebreds since the age of four. Had my first Saddlebred at the age of seven.

The versatile American Saddlebred is by far my breed of choice.

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