Why is the rescue and repurposing of Saddlebreds so important?
What We Do
Here at The American Saddlebred Legacy Foundation, alongside our partners at The Right Horse Initiative, we are committed to being a positive, proactive resource for breeders, owners, and trainers of American Saddlebred horses in transition. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact, meeting each horse as they are and assisting on a case-by-case basis.
Breed preservation and promotion are important, and we believe by demonstrating the versatility of these horses we all have the ability to drive revenue back into our industry. Each horse holds a value that relates to our greater communities by creating a job for a groom, a farrier, a vet, a horse hauler, and also creates a need for our local hay farmers and feed producers. When we lose horses from our industry to brokers and find horses that are in need of rehabilitation and are at risk of slaughter, we are losing revenue that could have stayed in our current community barns or gone to create new programs and build demand for the breed.
The time is now to consider the legacy we are leaving behind for future generations
of horsemen and women that love the American Saddlebred.