American Saddlebred Logo Examples
An Artistic and Inspiring Logo Design for Saddlebred
An American-made breed descending from the revolution, Saddlebreds have a star-studded history, having made appearances in films such as Black Beauty and Star Trek Generations. Previously known as the Kentucky Saddler, Saddlebred has a long list of ancestors, including Pacer, Narragansett, Thoroughbred, Canadian Pacer, and Morgan. The breed’s popularity grew in the 20th century with exports to South Africa and Great Britain. They are now found all over the world, with registries in Australia and Continental Europe.
Attracting the attention of celebrities, breeders, and exhibitors, Saddlebreds are mostly known for their performance in the show ring and occasional appearances in English riding competitions, combined driving and pleasure riding. They are spotted competing in the primary divisions of Five-Gaited, Three-Gaited, Park, Pleasure, and Fine Harness.
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The silhouette of a Saddlebred logo has a straight profile, arched neck, well-shaped head, defined withers, correct leg conformation, sloping shoulders, well-sprung ribs, and strong backs. American Saddlebreds have high carried tails and appear in the colors of black, bay, brown, chestnut, and pinto patterns. Although their ancestors were spotted, Saddlebreds today have minimal markings.
Known as the peacock of the horse world, the American Saddlebred is considered the most beautiful horse by many admirers and Saddlebred logos are something we always look forward to drawing. Walk, trot and canter can be seen in most members of the breed, the modern Saddlebred performs a stepping pace with restraint and precision. Saddlebreds have been used by the military for their endurance and bravery, as mounts for generals and during conflicts.
Making a comeback after the extinction of pure bloodlines, Saddlebred is the most popular non-racing breed in the country. Popularity grew as standards evolved, many magazines contributed to the breed’s development; these include Sports Illustrated, Show Horse Magazine, The National Horseman, Show Horse International, Saddle and Bridle, and Bluegrass Horseman.
The success of breeders like Charles and equitation coach Helen Crabtree also added to its popularity. Parks such as the American Saddlebred Museum in Kentucky curate a massive collection of Saddlebred-related articles, and they have a library archiving the breed’s progress.
Saddlebred Horse Art and Vector Silhouettes
Saddlebreds are shown in assorted hand-in classes such as saddle seat classes, as three and five-gaited horses in parks, in hunter country, and western pleasure. They have assimilated into almost all mainstream equine disciplines such as pleasure driving, roadster harness classes, five-gaited competitions, fine harness, competitive trail riding, dressage, combined driving, endurance riding, trail, and ranch work, show jumping, and Eventing.
Saddlebreds are a prominent part of national horse shows, prestigious awards, junior leagues, and the World Championship run by the Kentucky State Fair. The breed has also allowed opportunities for African-American people to exhibit horses during significant racial segregation.
American Saddlebred Logo Design
The best artistic Saddlebred logo designs exhibit a sense of presence and style that are characteristic of Saddlebred. The fonts and art reflect a fusion of their high spirit and gentle temperament. A Saddlebred logo color palette preserves the elegance yet embodies the diversity, all the while maintaining the quality. American Saddlebred logo silhouettes are inspired by the success of Saddlebred; it underlines attitude, class, style, and charm.
One of the things that differentiates EQ Graphics’ logo design services from those of a traditional logo design company, is our deep rooted knowledge in the equine industry. Our hand-drawn, custom Saddlebred logos are crafted by artists with years of horse experience. We are extremely familiar with ASB’s across all disciplines. Whether you’re a rising junior equitation rider needing a logo for your upcoming campaign in Saddle & Bridle, or you stand a WGCH Fine Harness stallion, we know the difference in ‘type’ between Undulata bloodlines vs. Stonewall horses and you’ll never end up with a bird in your logo if you mention peacocks.
If you are branding or re-branding your ASB venture, we would love to learn more about your vision and work with you to create a custom Saddlebred logo that will represent your business with a professional brand identity you can be proud of.