The Overo Spotted Saddle Horse is known for its comfortable ride, and beauty. It is a lighter breed that is used for utility, pleasure and for show. They are highly desired as a trail mount due to their easy ride and ability to navigate any obstacle.
Overo Spotted Saddle Horses have a very docile temperament, are easy and gentle to others. They have a high desire to please their riders, and make a great family pet. In addition to their great personality, the Spotted Saddle Horse is known to be very strong and to have a great stamina, as well as a smooth gait.
They are known to ride well on a variety of terrains and are also well known for their sure footedness, making them an excellent trail horse. Though they are used mainly for pleasure the Spotted Saddle horse has also been used for utility, and does quite well in shows.
The Overo performs in a variety of show events, they are best known for the show walk, show gait and canter. They are also favorites for field trail events. The Overo Spotted Saddle Horse is a light horse, and is medium in size.
At maturity, they reach a height of 14 to 16 hands tall, and will weigh roughly 900 to 1100 pounds. They have a long sloping hip and shoulder and a short back. The Overo Spotted Saddle Horse is probably best recognized by its beautiful and colorful coat.
The Overo pattern is distinguished by a white belly, with white trailing to their abdomens and running along their necks. Curiously, there is usually never any white on the backs of the Overo Spotted Horse.
Their legs will usually have a darker color, and no matter what one must display a dark color. The Spotted Horse has been beloved by their riders as prehistoric man, who painted them in their caves. The more recent breeds, however, have been created in America, and have been bred with horses such as the American Mustang.