It is among the top tiers of horses available. The Kentucky Saddler is described as being "golden pearl in color," though it is a cream palomino in color. Of the three top tier horses, it has the average speed of the three and average damage resistance, with high stamina. This breed is characterized by a satin coat of brown, black, or chestnut, often with a white face and leg markings and is notable for its tremendous showy action in all gaits, well-formed, swanlike neck with aristocratic arch and uplifted tail.
The deed for this horse can be purchased at any general store for $1500 (or $750, depending on location, with high enough honor, or with low honor at Thieves' Landing ) after the player has successfully broken the horse at least once. Deeds are permanent items, so the player can use a deed as many times as they like, and it will still remain in their inventory. Usage of a deed will allow a specific horse to respawn in the event it is killed or the player would simply like to switch horses.
Kentucky Saddlers tend to traipse around the Cholla Springs area in general, literally around the words "Cholla Springs" and the horse herd icon beneath them. It can also be caught northwest of Armadillo, near Rattlesnake Hollow.
If you're having a difficult time finding one, running the Armadillo bounty missions is a good way to find one. The criminals often have a fast mount for a getaway and it's easy enough to take the Saddler from one of them.
Additionally, groups of two or more have been spotted in the following locations:
- The area around Pike's Basin, west of MacFarlane's Ranch.
- On the road running along the river almost directly south of the stagecoach taxi icon at Benedict Point.
- Running south along the ridge just south of Riley's Charge at dusk (beware of wild animals).
- Just north of the Hanging Rock.
- Hitched with makeshift saddles or pulling carts around Manzanita Post (not wild; taking these is theft).
- In the forest area in the northern part of Tall Trees.
- North from Critchley's Ranch.
- Near the rocky hills just west of Plainview.
- On rare occasions they have been seen in Gaptooth Ridge.
- On rare occasions just south of Repentance Rock.
- Some south of Fort Mercer (beware of cougars).
- Near Coot's Chapel.
- Just south of Tumbleweed.
- On top of Mescalero.
- This breed was developed primarily from the Thoroughbred and the Naragansett Pacer.
- Another, and more commonly associated, name for this breed is the American Saddlebred. The name 'Kentucky Saddler' was likely chosen over 'American Saddlebred' because of the close spelling to another good horse in the game, the American Standardbred.
- In multiplayer, it can most often be found at Manzanita Post, being ridden or pulling wagons, or during the Tesoro Azul hideout in Mexico being ridden by some of the bandits.
- The Kentucky Saddler is the only three-star horse to appear in Undead Nightmare.