The American Saddlebred is a breed from the United States. Descended from riding-type horses bred at the time of the American Revolution, the American Saddlebred includes the Narragansett Pacer, Canadian Pacer, Morgan and Thoroughbred among its ancestors. Developed into its modern type in Kentucky, it was once known as the "Kentucky Saddler", and used extensively as an officer's mount in the American Civil War. In 1891, a breed registry was formed in the United States. Throughout the 20th century, the breed's popularity continued to grow in the United States, and exports began to South Africa and Great Britain. Since the formation of the US registry, almost 250,000 American Saddlebreds have been registered, and can now be found in countries around the world, with separate breed registries established in Great Britain, Australia, continental Europe, and southern Africa.
Averaging 15 to 16 hands (60 to 64 inches, 152 to 163 cm) in height Saddlebreds are known for their sense of presence and style, as well as for their spirited, yet gentle, temperament. They may be of any color, including pinto patterns, which have been acknowledged in the breed since the late 1800s. They are considered a gaited breed, as some Saddlebreds are bred and trained to perform four-beat ambling gaits, one being a "slow gait" that historically was one of three possible ambling patterns, and the much faster rack. The breed does have a hereditary predisposition to lordosis, a curvature of the spine, as well as occupational predispositions to upper respiratory and lameness issues.
Since the mid-1800s, the breed has played a prominent part in the US horse show industry, and is called the "peacock of the horse world". They have attracted the attention of numerous celebrities, who have become breeders and exhibitors, and purebred and part bred American Saddlebreds have appeared in several films, especially during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Saddlebreds are mainly known for their performance in the show ring, but can also be seen in competition in several other English riding disciplines and combined driving, as well as being used as a pleasure riding.
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Shopping for Andalusian horse toys is easy at Horse Toys Superstore! We have
created horse breeds categories to make shopping for the breeds you love a
cinch. Currently we have three different Andalusian plastic toy horses for girls
and boys to choose from. The Grey Andalusian is made by
CollectA horses models
and is an Andalusian Stallion Grey Horse model - The CollectA Series of horses
are hand-painted collectibles made from a durable solid material that are great
to play with and collect. Created in the same scale as
Horses, each plastic toy horse models features realistic details to represent
each individual breed and are perfect for collectors of all ages. The Andalusian
Stallion measures 6.7 inches length and 4.9 inches tall. The other two
Andalusian horse models are made by Schelich horses and the Schleich Andalusion
Foal toy measures approximately 3 inches tall and 3 inches long. The other horse
model is Schleich Andalusion Mare Horse Toy measures about 4.5 inches long and
3.5 inches tall and features a braided mane.
We are proud of our selection of horse toys and gifts for girls at Horse Toys Supestore. If you are searching for a fantastic horse or pony birthday gift or Christmas present for a girl that loves horses or an equestrian theme gifts, these three Akhal-Teke horses paired with a CollectA Stable Playset and Accessories playset that measures 10.3 inches long and stands 7.8 inches tall and is a perfect horse barn to play with the plastic model horses with. We have three other horse barns or stable playsets that also work wonderfully with these little horse toys for girls for lots of imaginative horse play. The first one is CollectA Stable Playset measures 10.3 inches long and stands 7.8 inches tall and comes with a family of horse toys. The second one is Melissa and Doug Fold and Go Stable - It's a natural! With a decorative green shingled roof, this wooden stable provides a happy home for 4 plastic horses. When the play horse barn is open, your little farmer or equestrian has easy access to the hayloft, with its wooden ladder and 4 bales of hay. There's a stall for each horse, lots of sliding and swinging doors and a folding corral to keep the horses in the barnyard. The third horse barn is also made by Melissa and Doug and this wooden barn or stable is fully assembled and ready for horseplay! The set includes seven working doors, a hayloft, and a corral. Enough stalls. The barn or stable opens for easy play access and closes for convenient storage. This barn works well for Breyer Classic Sized horse toys, but will also work for Collecta Safari and Schleich model horses as well. Playing with horse toys is so much fun for girls, it does not matter if they love horses or ponies, these barns are great for all plastic horse toys play or Shetland pony or any other ponies too! Horse Toys Superstore is here to give you excellent customer service from our online horse toy and gift store. If your little one is a pony lover or horse lover, we are certain you will find the perfect horse or pony gifts throughout our horse and pony toys store.