Selle Français are supple, strong, with good bone. They are powerful movers, fast, bold, and very trainable. The Selle Français stud book covers a wide range of types. The horses used for sport, especially in showjumping are the most famous, but they are also used for racing , eventing and dressage. Lastly, the non-specialist horses are used for leisure and riding schools.
The horses usually stand 16-16.2 hands high,but can be up to 17 hands high. They are usually bay and chestnut but sometimes roans .