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post #1 of 21 Old 12-19-2011, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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what breed is my horse?

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This summer I got a horse whose previous owners couldent tell me what breed he was just that he was a mixed breed. A friend of mine and I think maybe he could have some hackney in him because hehas a very fast and high trot. Any ideas?
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post #2 of 21 Old 12-19-2011, 01:06 PM
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Looks Saddlebred-y to me. There doesn't appear to be any Hackney.

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post #3 of 21 Old 12-19-2011, 03:09 PM
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or it could be Tennessee Walker

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post #4 of 21 Old 12-19-2011, 03:10 PM
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I don't know what breed but he is beautiful!
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post #5 of 21 Old 12-19-2011, 03:15 PM
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What size is he? What sort of nature does he have?

If he has a high trot he might have hackeny blood in him or tennesse walking horse prehaps.

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post #6 of 21 Old 12-19-2011, 03:28 PM
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Is he actually gaited, or does he just have high knee action at the trot? If he's not gaited, I would hazard a guess at a Standardbred, Thoroughbred, or Saddlebred cross.
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He is 15.3 and sixteen years old.
He's really pretty relaxed and super sweet and affectionate.
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post #8 of 21 Old 12-19-2011, 07:15 PM
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I'm thinking appendix quarter. I know a few quarter horses and tbs with more action-y trots, so I wouldn't necessarily place a gaited breed. I know the paint/Clyde gelding I was training awhile ago had a very fast trot with lots of knee-action, even though I only got it when he didn't want to break into a canter.
But, if I were to place a gaited breed as a partial cross (most likely with a tb), I'd say either a walker or saddlebred.
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post #9 of 21 Old 12-19-2011, 07:29 PM
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Is he actually gaited, or does he just have high knee action at the trot? If he's not gaited, I would hazard a guess at a Standardbred, Thoroughbred, or Saddlebred cross.
Standardbreds are naturally gaited, though.

I think he looks thoroughbred.

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post #10 of 21 Old 12-19-2011, 08:22 PM
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My first impression was also that he is largely TB. He definitely has that look about him. Nice lookin guy.
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