HORSES -American Saddlebred
The American Saddlebred is a horse breed from the United States. The American Saddlebred remains the ultimate show horse, high-stepping and elegant. A show horse is a spectacle of beauty and grace but is also an intense athletic competitor. This breed averages between 15 and 16 hands high, and its weight typically ranges between 1,000 and 1,200 pounds. Stallions develop larger, more muscled bodies and carry higher weights than mares and geldings, which tend to be smaller. You’ll find the more common coat colors, like bay, black, chestnut, and grey, as well as rarer colors like palomino and pinto in this breed. The Saddlebred is a versatile breed, and its calm temperament and friendly nature make it an ideal mount for many different riders. Saddlebreds can be successful school horses, or they can be highly flashy show mounts.