American Saddlebreds
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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Wild Safari Winners Circle Saddlebred Gelding Horse Toy Model
Product Code: 157905
Wild Safari Winners Circle Saddlebred Gelding Horse Toy Model - Because of its prominent role in United States history, the Saddlebred has been called The Horse that America Made. Safari creates award winning miniature collectibles that are professionally sculpted and expertly hand painted to ensure horse breeds authenticity. Each Winners Circle horse replica includes interesting facts about the horse breed represented. All safari toys are phthalate-free and thoroughly safety tested to safeguard your childs health. For ages 3 and up. 


Measures: 5” L x 4.25” H (12.5 x 11 cm) 

Recommended Ages: 3+


Price: $6.99


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