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[ INDEX ] Equine Type: Horse Breed: Spotted Saddle Horse (SSH)   [ PREV ] [ NEXT ]
Spotted Saddle Horse Sepia Brown Rabicano Sabino Coat (left view)
Sepia Brown Rabicano Sabino Coat (left view)
Spotted Saddle Horse Classic Cream Pearl Roan Sabino Coat (normal view)
Classic Cream Pearl Roan Sabino Coat (normal view)

Spotted Saddle Horse Red Dun Sabino Coat (front view)
Red Dun Sabino Coat (front view)
Spotted Saddle Horse Bright Bay Splash Coat (right view)
Bright Bay Splash Coat (right view)

The Spotted Saddle Horse is a gaited horse breed that is similar in appearance to the Tennessee Walking Horse and always has a pinto coat.

About:
Spotted Saddle Horses were created in Tennessee in 1979, by crossing pinto American horses of Iberian heritage with Morgan, Standardbred, Thoroughbred, Paso Fino, and Peruvian Paso horses, and, on top of all, with Tennessee Walking Horses.

Spotted Saddle Horses have comfortable gaits and good endurance, which make them popular as trekking and recreational riding horses. They are also popular in saddle classes and driving shows.

Always pinto?
As their name suggests, Spotted Saddle Horses always have a pinto coat. The problem with pinto is that all of the pinto genes are dominant, meaning that heterozygous individuals also have a pinto coat. When you cross two such individuals together, you have a 25% chance of getting a solid-colored (non-pinto) foal.

Solid foals are ineligible for registration as Spotted Saddle Horses, but they are eligible for registration in a special sub-registry for solid-colored breeding stock of Spotted Saddle Horses. See the 'Solid Spotted Saddle Horse - Solid Registry' for more info.

Conformation:
Generally speaking, Spotted Saddle Horses were heavily influenced by their Tennessee Walking ancestors, with many of them resembling a smaller but stockier version of the Tennessee Walking Horse.

More specifically, Spotted Saddle Horses have light heads with straight profiles and large eyes. Their necks are long and of high-set, slightly arched, and broad at their base. Their backs are short, and the underline of their girths is straight. Their legs are long and are stretched behind their bodies.

The hair of their manes is fine and grows short or medium in length. Their tails are also fine, and are usually held either low or horizontal but not higher (unlike American Saddlebreds, for example.)

Performance metrics:
The following are the: range, average, (SD), and MOE of performance metrics of ordered Spotted Saddle Horses in Horse Isle (not bred ones). In rare cases, horses might have metrics outside of the range. Breeders can produce horses that are beyond this range.

Speed: 15.0-16.7, 15.9 (0.4), 0.08.
Sprint: 47-59, 53 (3), 0.5.

Accel: 0.88-1.03, 0.95 (0.03), 0.01.
Decel: 0.89-1.03, 0.97 (0.03), 0.01.

Jump: 5.09-5.47, 5.29 (0.06), 0.01.
Pull: 1.98-2.65, 2.28 (0.15), 0.03.

Turning: 49.10-60.07, 54.37 (2.61), 0.51.
Reverse: 2.4-3.1, 2.7 (0.1), 0.03.

Stamina: 41.49-46.48, 43.84 (1.12), 0.22.
Reaction: 0.64-0.75, 0.70 (0.03), 0.01.

Coats & Height:
Colors & patterns: the coat is always pinto and comes in all colors and patterns except for dominant-white, mushroom, mealy, leopard, and manchado.

Breeding notes: crossing two heterozygous pinto horses has 25% chance of generating a solid (non-pinto) foal. If one or both parents are homozygous for any pinto gene, then their foal will always be pinto.

Height: 13.3hh to 16hh, although most of them stand around 15hh.
Spotted Saddle Horse Black Sabino Coat
Black Sabino Coat
Spotted Saddle Horse Sable Black Frame Coat
Sable Black Frame Coat
Spotted Saddle Horse Seal Brown Tovero Coat
Seal Brown Tovero Coat
Spotted Saddle Horse Seal Brown Splash Coat
Seal Brown Splash Coat
Spotted Saddle Horse Sepia Brown Sabino Coat
Sepia Brown Sabino Coat
Spotted Saddle Horse Linebacked Brown Frame Coat
Linebacked Brown Frame Coat
Spotted Saddle Horse Brown Pinto Coat
Brown Pinto Coat
Spotted Saddle Horse Sepia Brown Rabicano Sabino Coat
Sepia Brown Rabicano Sabino Coat
Spotted Saddle Horse Bright Bay Sabino Coat
Bright Bay Sabino Coat
Spotted Saddle Horse Bright Bay Splash Coat
Bright Bay Splash Coat
Spotted Saddle Horse Linebacked Bright Bay Frame Coat
Linebacked Bright Bay Frame Coat
Spotted Saddle Horse Golden Bay Sabino Coat
Golden Bay Sabino Coat
Spotted Saddle Horse Linebacked Red Chestnut Frame Coat
Linebacked Red Chestnut Frame Coat
Spotted Saddle Horse Linebacked Red Chestnut Splash Coat
Linebacked Red Chestnut Splash Coat
Spotted Saddle Horse Bright Chestnut Tobiano Coat
Bright Chestnut Tobiano Coat
Spotted Saddle Horse Smoky Black Sabino Coat
Smoky Black Sabino Coat
Spotted Saddle Horse Brown Buckskin Tobiano Coat
Brown Buckskin Tobiano Coat
Spotted Saddle Horse Buckskin Splash Coat
Buckskin Splash Coat
Spotted Saddle Horse Copper Palomino Sabino Coat
Copper Palomino Sabino Coat
Spotted Saddle Horse Bright Palomino Sabino Coat
Bright Palomino Sabino Coat
Spotted Saddle Horse Perlino Tobiano Coat
Perlino Tobiano Coat
Spotted Saddle Horse Cremello Tovero Coat
Cremello Tovero Coat
Spotted Saddle Horse Cremello Tovero Coat
Cremello Tovero Coat
Spotted Saddle Horse Cremello Splash Coat
Cremello Splash Coat
Spotted Saddle Horse Slate Grulla Pinto Coat
Slate Grulla Pinto Coat
Spotted Saddle Horse Dun Tovero Coat
Dun Tovero Coat
Spotted Saddle Horse Red Dun Sabino Coat
Red Dun Sabino Coat
Spotted Saddle Horse Claybank Dun Sabino Coat
Claybank Dun Sabino Coat
Spotted Saddle Horse Grey Coat
Grey Coat
Spotted Saddle Horse Bay Silver Sabino Coat
Bay Silver Sabino Coat
Spotted Saddle Horse Bright Chestnut Pinto Coat
Bright Chestnut Pinto Coat
Spotted Saddle Horse Bright Strawberry Roan Splash Coat
Bright Strawberry Roan Splash Coat
Spotted Saddle Horse Sooty Classic Cream Pearl Splash Coat
Sooty Classic Cream Pearl Splash Coat
Spotted Saddle Horse Pearl Splash Coat
Pearl Splash Coat
Spotted Saddle Horse Amber Cream Pearl Frame Coat
Amber Cream Pearl Frame Coat
Spotted Saddle Horse Cream Amber Champagne Tobiano Coat
Cream Amber Champagne Tobiano Coat
Spotted Saddle Horse Golden Champagne Sabino Coat
Golden Champagne Sabino Coat
Spotted Saddle Horse Cream Amber Champagne Dun Sabino Coat
Cream Amber Champagne Dun Sabino Coat


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