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American Saddlebred

Historically referred to as the “Horse America Made,” the American Saddlebred has a long and proud history, from the battlefields of Gettysburg to the bright lights of Madison Square Garden and a tremendous legacy of service in between. When Thoroughbreds made their first appearance in North America during the 1700s, the colonists began crossing them with the locally-developed Narragansett Pacer, and the resulting breed first known as the American Horse, quickly became extremely popular; so much so that in 1776, an American diplomat in France issued a letter to the Continental Congress proposing a gift of an American Horse to Marie Antoinette. Civil War generals the likes of Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, William Sherman, and Stonewall Jackson chose Saddlebreds as their war-time mounts.

Today, the Saddlebred personifies the ultimate show horse. Proud, upright carriage with neck arched and ears forward, the Saddlebred dominates the saddle seat disciplines with its elegant and powerful high-stepping action. In addition to the three typical gaits – walk, trot and canter – the five-gaited Saddlebred is known for its unique, distinctive and exceptionally smooth-riding gaits known as the slow gait (a highly-collected movement executed very slowly and in which each of the four feet strike the ground separately) and the rack (in which footfalls are similar to the slow gait, but the movement is performed at greater speed, with more animation and brilliance, and with little collection). In addition to its animated style and brilliance in the show ring, the Saddlebred’s willing attitude, big heart and bravery make it an equally suitable candidate for other disciplines as well, including dressage, combined driving and jumping. Saddlebreds typically stand between 15.1 and 16.3 hands in height and, true to their showman style, can be of any color ranging from black, bay, grey and chestnut to palomino and pinto. A thrilling show horse, a true and loyal companion and an incredible athlete, the American Saddlebred is a horse for everyone.

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