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Discover the Horse America Made

Proud. Beautiful. Versatile. Athletic.

From the elite competitor to the backyard companion the horse for you is the American Saddlebred. 

Discover your joy and start your Saddlebred Story today. 

Learn more about the magnificent American Saddlebred.

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Start Your Saddlebred Story Today

Discover the Horse America Made

Proud. Beautiful. Versatile. Athletic.

From the elite competitor to the backyard companion the horse for you is the American Saddlebred. 

Discover your joy and start your Saddlebred Story today. 

Learn more about the magnificent American Saddlebred.

Find an American Saddlebred barn in your area.

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The Horse America Made Helping Empow(her): Great Reads on the Positive Impact of Horses

Published Date: Mar 23, 2021

For Women's History Month, we are sharing the Saddlebred Stories and testimonials of how "horse girls" of all ages, backgrounds, and equestrian levels have been empowered by the American Saddlebred!

In addition to our members personal testimonials and experiences we are sharing some good reads on the science behind how horses help improve the confidence, social skills, self-image and more for all equestrians and especially women. We hope you can find a connection or a platform from these articles and studies for encouraging more people in your life to experience barn therapy and #SharetheSaddlebred!

Positive Effects of Equine Facilitated Learning on Child Social Competence

“Although equine facilitated programs have gained in popularity over the last decade, virtually nothing is known about the causal effects of equine facilitated interventions on human development and wellbeing. To address this gap in the literature, researchers conducted a randomized controlled trial to determine if an 11-week equine facilitated learning program enhanced 5th-8th grade children’s social competence.”

Perceived Benefits for Mental and Physical Health and Barriers to Horseback Riding Participation.

“The aim of this study was to investigate perceived benefits for mental and physical health and barriers to horseback riding participation among professional and amateur athletes by gender.”

18 Amazing Benefits of Horse Riding and Why You Should Ride Too

“Horse riding is not for everyone, but for those who become equestrians, the sport comes with a whole range of benefits. Some are rather obvious, such as improved health and fitness, while others are less apparent benefits linked to mental health and personal development.”

How Horseback Riding Can Boost Girls’ Body Image

“For kids growing up in the digital age, horseback riding offers an analog sport, free from screens and stats, and free from many of the pressures of organized sports. In this article, we’ll take a look at a specific range of benefits that horseback riding offers teenage girls: body image improvement.”

 

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