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Shaky Tails

The American Saddlebred epitomizes for many the ideal show horse. These animals display strength, beauty, and elegance in a manner that commands attention. But what do you know of the competitive requirements of the Saddlebred? Take this quiz and find out. All questions in this quiz refer to regulations set by the American Horse Show Association Saddlebred Division. I'll score your quiz and return the results to you via email. Have fun!

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Which of the following competitive classifications of Saddlebred horses is considered "the ultimate representative of the breed"?
Open horses
Limit horses
Lady's horses

Which of the following is not one of the judging criteria utilized in AHSA Saddlebred competition?

In which classes may Saddlebreds be shown at an AHSA show with unset tails?
no classes
pleasure classes only
all classes

Which of the following competitive trots is not to be performed at speed?
park trot
gaited trot
drive on

Horses over the age of two, competing in which of the following classes must be shown with a roached mane and tail?
3-gaited pleasure
3-gaited performance
5-gaited performance

For which of the following is a Saddlebred not to be penalized in AHSA competition?
carrying sour ears
traveling wide behind
having a dry mouth

In which of the following "in-hand" classes is the judging based exclusively on the Saddlebred's conformation and finish?
broodmares in-hand
youth showmanship

Which of the following gaits is not required of a five-gaited performance Saddlebred?
flat walk
slow gait

In order to qualify to compete in the Novice classes, a rider must not have won how many first place ribbons at Regular AHSA Member Competitions or the Canadian Equestrian Federation in any under saddle section of the Saddlebred division?
1 first place ribbon
3 first place ribbons
6 first place ribbons

Which of the following artificial appliances is not permitted in AHSA Saddlebred classes?
wired ears
tail brace
mouth controls

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