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post #1 of 10 Old 07-06-2013, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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New gaited horse, breed unknown

Here is a picture of the new mare we rescued yesterday. She is a coming 4 year old and has a beautiful 4 beat lateral gait in the pasture. She is colored amber champaign and has amber eyes. We have no idea what breed she is. Can anyone give us an educated guess as to her breed? We are just curious. She is one of the sweetest horses I have ever met. Her name is Madelyn. Thanks in advance for any help.







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post #2 of 10 Old 07-07-2013, 08:35 AM
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I would venture to say a Tennessee Walker. This is a pretty normal color in the walker lines. Could be a cross of some sort with another breed, but walker would be the main breed.

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post #3 of 10 Old 07-07-2013, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks so much for your opinion! I really appreciate it. I am not new to horses but I am new to gaited horses.
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post #4 of 10 Old 07-11-2013, 01:23 PM
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Do you have bigger pictures? She could be a Kentucky Mountain Horse.
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post #5 of 10 Old 07-14-2013, 08:46 AM
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I second bigger pictures. I clicked on the ones you posted and they won't enlarge.

While the color is found in Tennessee Walkers, it is also found in KMSHA's and RMH's.

I agree she looks more like a Rocky or KMSHA, which is why big pictures would be good.

That might also make a difference in finding a trainer. Have you had any luck with that?

We like big horse pictures anyway - lol

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I was mainly going on the fact that there was a very similar horse run through the Camelot sale a while back with just that color. They called it a Rocky, mainly because they can wiggle a couple dollars more for the horse and they are easier to sell. Later Camelot ponied up and changed the horse to a Tennessee Walker. Truth is you can call them anything you want, without papers they are a grade and valued less unless you register them with the Kentucky Mountain Saddle (if they are still allowing appendix mares), but in general they still aren't aren't valued much above a grade since you have no lineage. The appendix registration with KMSHA is also very pricey to get done.

Champagne is in many of the Tennessee Walkers now and still not so common in the Rocky and Kentucky mountains. In fact it is still pretty rare, so the odds are against someone dumping a champagne mare unless she was a problem. They would keep her for breeding if nothing else.

My feeling is still that the horse is a Tennessee Walker (which are very common breed in the Kentucky Mountain registry) and without papers it doesn't really matter.

Regardless of breed, she is a very pretty color and I like the rest would love to see some larger better pictures.

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If you are in upper West TN then the odds are you have a Walker or Walker cross. This does not rule out any other breed, but there are in excess of 50,000 registered Walkers in TN. Only Bog knows how many unregistered ones there are. The numbers of all other breeds pale in comparison.

So, while it's not a sure thing, the probabilities are that you've got a Walker of some sort.

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If you are in upper West TN then the odds are you have a Walker or Walker cross. This does not rule out any other breed, but there are in excess of 50,000 registered Walkers in TN. Only Bog knows how many unregistered ones there are. The numbers of all other breeds pale in comparison.

So, while it's not a sure thing, the probabilities are that you've got a Walker of some sort.

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And there are a lot of very sweet tempered wonderfully mannered walkers out there that are people lovers. It's just that temperament isn't talked about enough because the media keeps putting the emphasis on the big lick walker problem. I have no problem with that, but it does give the regular public a wrong impression.

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Well, my walker cross is a PMU rescue, so that blows that theory, guilherme. He came from Canada, to NY, then to TN, and back to NY. Very sweet boy.

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Well, my walker cross is a PMU rescue, so that blows that theory, guilherme. He came from Canada, to NY, then to TN, and back to NY. Very sweet boy.
What theory did I postulate?

Do you nave papers on your horse? DNA verification? How do you know what the background is?

In TN an unpapered gaited horse will likely be a Walker. Just as in Lima it will likely be a Peruvian Paso and in Havana will likely be a Paso Fino and in Rio a Mangalarga Marchador and in Reykjavik an Icelandic. These are not guarantees (as I noted) only probabilities.

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