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American Saddlebred Information

American Saddlebred - horse Breeds | ცხენის ჯიშები| cxenis jishebi

American Saddlebred - horse Breeds | ცხენის ჯიშები| cxenis jishebi

American Saddlebred - horse Breeds | ცხენის ჯიშები| cxenis jishebi

American Saddlebred - horse Breeds | ცხენის ჯიშები| cxenis jishebi

Intro

The American Saddlebred horse played a large part in the development of American history and they gained fame as a breed for their service during the Civil War.

Origins

Also known as the Kentucky Saddler, this breed was developed in Kentucky as a stylish utility horse for gentlemen of the south. They played a large role in the settlement of the upper Ohio Valley and their popularity spread through the south.
Their foundation comes from Morgans, Narragansett Pacers, Canadian Horses, Spanish Horses and trotter stock. Each breed contributing specific characteristics to build a tireless animal that is easy to train and handle.
During the civil war, their tireless service earned them acclaim as a breed. Confederate animals were almost exclusively of American type stock
The American Saddle-Horse Breed Association was formed in 1891 to protect and document the breed.

Features

Average height 15 – 16 hands
Beautiful and stylish
Gaits are easy with a high, true, smooth action

Physique

Head is finely chiseled with a lean, smooth jaw Eyes are bright and set wide apart Ears are sharp and dainty Neck is medium and arched Short, strong backs Compact body with deep girth Tail is high set, proudly carried and flowing Clean, flat-boned and very straight legs Well-formed feet

Traditional Colors

All colors acceptable
Most prominent are: black | chestnut | grey | bay | palomino | roan | pinto

Temperament

Even temper
Willing and intelligent
Smart and obedient
Friendly and gentle

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