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post #1 of 7 Old 04-25-2012, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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Help identify this curly gaited pony

I was given what was supposed to have been a 7 year old 14.2 hand TWH, but in actuality he's 13.2, and so can't be a full bred TWH.

He has curly legs, the TWH head, and those who have seen him ridden on trails say he has great TWH gaits.

He doesn't appear to be similar in style as the American Walking Pony,which are supposed to have smaller heads.

Any help in identifying his breeding would be great! Thanks.
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post #2 of 7 Old 04-25-2012, 03:32 PM
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I see winter shag rather than definite curly coat *shrugs* Pictures of the whole horse, from both sides, etc would be beneficial in evaluating what people see in him.
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post #3 of 7 Old 04-25-2012, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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The curls are only on his legs, and his legs don't have winter coat still. (His body does have some winter hair left.)

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I, too, see winter coat. Show a side view shot, too. So hard to get a feel from those photos.
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post #5 of 7 Old 04-27-2012, 12:46 AM
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What kind of gait does this horse have? Trot? Tolt? Gait? He looks like an Icelandic to me. We have many in my area, and even though they are small, they are fast and fantastic on the trail.

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post #6 of 7 Old 04-27-2012, 11:17 PM
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he could most definitely be a full tennessee walking horse. There are strains of the breed bred exclusively for field trials, during which riders must mount and dismount frequently. They are bred to be short to make this process easier.

Just food for thought. :P

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post #7 of 7 Old 04-28-2012, 09:38 AM
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There are gaited curly horses. Some of the foundation bloodlines go back to Walkers Merry Lad. I think he was MFT and TWH, I think...

My old curly mare would gait a bit if I rode her but she is only 11 hands so my riding was real limited. She is curly in the winter and sheds out smooth except for some ringlets around the ears and on fetlocks. Sheds a good deal of her mane and tail. When she was younger there was a good deal of speculation that she was one of the lost Mckay herd.

Hate to say it but your horse doesn't look curly. My walker and app both have waves on their fetlocks in winter, so did my QH and standardbred. The curly mare has ringlets, banana curls and I could almost do an afro with them. Her mane and tail are curly too. Doesn't mean your isn't a curly, sometimes they don't inherit the curls just that it isn't likely.
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