I was given this gelding several months back by his terminally ill owner. They got him from auction years ago and were told by the seller that he had been bought online from a ranch in FL sight unseen as a kid safe family horse but was being sold because the horse had some potentially dangerous fear issues. I have no clue if any of that story is true, he does have his issues but he is a great little horse and we love him anyways. They believed that he was a Quarter horse Fox Trotter cross but I think he might be a poorly gaited Peruvian Paso or possibly Peruvian cross by his overall look and movement. What do you guys think? I've attached a picture of him 'in gait' its more of a pace than a true paso llano but that isn't totally unheard of...
The only clue to his origin is a large brand on his hip (Ill try to attach that one too). I'd love to know who he is and where he came from. Does anyone recognize this brand? We are in southern CA but as the story goes it could be a florida brand?
Any help is VERY appreciated!