American Saddlebred Horse

Originally known as the Kentucky Saddle Horse, it was bred by settlers in the southern states of America in the late 18th century. The founding sire was an English Thoroughbred called Denmark.

Saddlebreds were bred to travel over great distances at high speeds. Today they are regularly seen in the show ring, where they compete in the three-gaited, five-gaited and harness classes. They are widely used for general riding.

Height: 15-16 hands

Color: usually black, bay, grey, or chestnut, occasionally roan, pinto or palomino.

Personality: Fast and full of courage.

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