Saddlebred Gelding

No. 157905

by Safari Ltd
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Known as the Horse America Made, the saddlebred isn’t the only breed developed in the United States, but it might be one of the most historically significant. Saddlebreds are tall and beautiful, and their discipline and action make them favorites for horse shows.

  • Scientific Name: Equus caballus
  • Characteristics: Standing tall and proud, this saddlebred represents the best of the breed, displaying the long mane and tail, the impressive height, and the intelligence and elegance that make the horse so beloved.
  • Size and Color: Chestnut-colored, with a flaxen mane and tail, this proud saddlebred figure is 4 ¼ inches tall and 5 inches long, about the same as a CD case. A yellow and red wreath of roses makes it ready to show.
  • The Saddlebred Gelding is part of the Safari Farm Winner's Circle collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • Product Description

    History

    The foundation sire for the saddlebred was foaled in 1839, and in 1891, saddlebreds became the first horse breed association in the United States. However, the rich history of these animals reaches much further back. American horses, those bred in the United States, were foundational to saddlebreds, and their story reads like a history book. Paul Revere rode a Narraganset Pacer on his historic ride, and the breed contributed significantly to the saddlebred. American horses were ridden during the Revolutionary War, they explored the frontier with Daniel Boone and others, and they were very popular among cavalry units in the Mexican War. The Civil War saw the saddlebred’s stock climb even higher, with notable generals like Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Thomas Jackson, and William T. Sherman all riding them. Such a patchwork history shows the usefulness and enduring qualities of the saddlebred. It is every bit is comfortable in a high-stakes horse show as it is on the trail.

    • Recommended Age: 3+
    • Size in cm: 13.30 L x 3.60 W x 11.00 H
    Present Status Around the time that the 13 British colonies in North America were established, Galloway and Hobbie horses were shipped to colonial America. From these horses, breeders in Rhode Island created the Naragansett Pacer. Soon, breeders crossed these Pacers with Thoroughbreds to create the Saddlebred horse. Riders were attracted to Saddlebreds because they were naturally gaited, were suited for riding as well as driving, and were attractive, majestic horses. After the Revolutionary War, breeders introduced Morgan and Standardbred horses to Saddlebred bloodlines. By the time of the Civil War, Saddlebreds were one of the most popular horse breeds in North America.
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