Breeds of Horses

American Saddle Horse
The American Saddle Horse originated in Kentucky by infusing Thoroughbred and Arabian blood. These horses are used mainly as threeorfive-gaited horses for the show ring and bridle path. They are rather tallhorses of 15 to 17 hands, weighing approximately 1,000 pounds. Thepreferred colors are bright sorrels with white points along with the bay andoccasional grays.