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Take-Me-Home Tuesday: The Versatile Saddlebred

The American Saddlebred stands out among all horse breeds that originated in the United States. While Saddlebreds are most often associated with the high-stepping show horses in saddle seat classes, their athleticism translates well to the sport disciplines, and their people-oriented personalities make many of them great companion and pleasure riding horses. This week, we’re featuring two horses offered for adoption through the American Saddlebred Legacy Foundation. Both of this week’s horses are currently in professional training thanks to the Be Mine Training Grant the ASLF won from The Right Horse. One of these eye-catching sweethearts could be yours!

Bebe, an adoptable Saddlebred mare located in Kentucky

O Perfect Love (Bebe)



Adoption facilitated by The American Saddlebred Legacy Foundation in Eminence, Kentucky

  • American Saddlebred mare
  • 12 years old
  • Chestnut
  • Is this horse trained to ride or drive?
    Ride
  • What level of rider/driver/handler is the horse best suited for?
    Advanced
  • What discipline does the horse have training in or would be suited for?
    Trail and dressage

Bebe is a 12-year-old American Saddlebred mare, whose registered name is O Perfect Love (The Pride of Kentucky x Garland’s Alexandra). She is currently in training with Olivia Dixon of Dixon Equine LLC in Salvisa, Kentucky. Bebe was untouched and unweaned for the first 11 years of her life. Over the last 8 months she has been learning how to acclimate into the domestic world, and she is taking it all in stride.

Bebe under saddle
Bebe

She is started under saddle, and due to a strong, patient foundation could be continued by an experienced handler and rider.

She would be best suited for pleasure, trail or one of the sport horse disciplines like dressage.

Bebe is so special because she is older in years, but young in knowledge, yet very kind and willing. Once she understands a task, she wants to be please her person.

Bebe

Learn more about Bebe on The American Saddlebred Legacy Facebook page and send a message or email jennifer@saddlebredlegacy.com.


Bubbles, an adoptable American Saddlebred gelding currently located in Aiken, S.C.

Born to Rage (Bubbles)

Located in Aiken, S.C.; adoption facilitated by The American Saddlebred Legacy Foundation

  • American Saddlebred gelding
  • 4 years old
  • Bay, 15.3+ hands
  • Is this horse trained to ride or drive?
    Ride
  • What level of rider/driver/handler is the horse best suited for?
    Advanced
  • What discipline does the horse have training in or would be suited for?
    Trail and dressage

Bubbles is a 4-year-old American Saddlebred gelding. His registered name is Born to Rage (Nutcracker’s Nirvana x The Lady Katherine).

Bubbles is currently in training in Aiken, South Carolina with Laura Jumpp of Jumpp Equestrian LLC. He is working well under saddle and we believe he would be suitable as an eventer. He will compete in this discipline for the first time very soon!

Bubbles

He is trained to ride and is a good thinking horse suitable for a confident rider.

We believe he is most suited for a sporthorse discipline, especially eventing.

He has a huge, kind and loving personality. He is very willing and wants to please.

If anyone is interested in adopting Bubbles they can visit The American Saddlebred Legacy Facebook page and send a message or email jennifer@saddlebredlegacy.com.

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