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What Could She Be?

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    05-28-2010, 03:02 PM
  #1
Foal
What Could She Be?

A few months ago, I went to look at a donkey (to guard my goats); I left with a donkey and a small horse. They'd grown attatched to eachother, and she was $50. The guy I got her from is a family friend, who "rescues" auction horses, gets them back on track (not literally; he just gets them healthy and works them a little), and then sells them at cost. She came from auction a few weeks before I got her, and didn't get along with his animals, aside from the donkey.

She's 13-14HH, grulla, and gaited. She picks up her tail when moving, but only a bit. She has the fluffiest, hardest to handle mane I've ever seen.

The pictures are from RIGHT after I got her; she's filled out and looks a LOT better now.





SHe's not a high-quality horse, as far as I can tell, but I didn't expect more than I got, and she's a dumb, good, sweet horse. I may not even break her to ride, as I'm NOT that little, and I don't know anyone who is.

My best guess as to her breed was something and Arabian?

I can get better pictures tonight, hopefully!
     
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    05-29-2010, 10:44 AM
  #2
Yearling
What could she be? A horse, maybe?!?!?!?!

Guessing "breed background" from a still picture (or set of pictures) is an interesting "parlor game" but not much more. Watching movement can sometimes get closer, but very few soft gaited breeds (particularly the North American breeds) have conformations or gait standards that are "set" enough to make an intelligent call.

But, I'll play anyway : The rather small stature and heavy mane suggests an Iberian breed (possible Paso Fino). If you see a "fino-type" movement then you have a pretty good guess.

G.
     
    05-29-2010, 11:52 AM
  #3
Foal
I don't know what her breed is...but when she fills she will be beautiful....What a sweet girl.....
     
    05-29-2010, 11:53 AM
  #4
Green Broke
Aww she doesn look araby, half maybe :) there is something elsethere too but idk
She's is so pretty though, I hope you have fun with her, whatever you do :)
     
    05-29-2010, 07:07 PM
  #5
Started
Maybe MFT/Paso Fino? She's built a lot like a Paso, and a lot of MFTs have Arab-like heads. The tail thing also makes me think MFT. They lift their tails when they move, like so: Mystique on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

She COULD be part Arab, but it's more likely that she's a gaited breed or cross that's built like an Arab. When breeding a non-gaited horse (like an Arab) to a gaited one, there's only about a 25% chance the foal will be gaited, so it's unlikely that she's part Arab and gaited.

Do you have any idea what gait she does? That could help.
     
    05-31-2010, 02:13 AM
  #6
Foal
I'll try getting a video of her "trot" and "gait" tommorow. She... has quite an interesting example of them both.
     
    06-03-2010, 10:16 AM
  #7
Yearling
Paso Fino sounds about right to me. I would be extremely surprised if she were a Mountain Horse, Dun is VERY rare in RMH/KMSH etc...I know its by no means a given but TWHs tend to be taller I think. BTW, are you sure she's grulla? Kinda looks like she's graying out since she doesn't have any barring or a dorsal stripe visible.
     
    06-03-2010, 09:07 PM
  #8
Weanling
The original RMH/KMH horses were bred to the size of 13.3 to 14.3 hands. This was to easily get around trees and branches. We have been breeding them taller ever since. Lately people are moving back to the smaller sizes around 15 hands. It seems that some when they come to be 16 hands or taller loose some of their gaiting ability.
     
    06-03-2010, 11:02 PM
  #9
Trained
I wanna say Welsh and Paso, possibly...of course not knowing her heritage that is a stab in the dark.

She's definitely Grey, too, not grullo.
     
    06-03-2010, 11:24 PM
  #10
Started
I agree that she's definitely gray. Besides her overall gray color - as opposed to the warm brownish color of grullas - grullas don't have white hairs on their face and don't have yellow hairs in their tails. Those are both classic signs of grays.

Light grulla without obvious primitive markings: http://www.dunhamranch.com/images/buenobluebadger/1.jpg


Grays:
http://www.crossbreds.com/i/h/brookstone250.jpg
http://everystockphoto.s3.amazonaws....y_244003_l.jpg
http://www.horse-report.com/images/h...gray-horse.jpg
http://equisearch.com/horses_riding_..._horse_800.jpg
http://www.cnrquarterhorses.com/poco-bueno-filly2.jpg
http://www.morgancolors.com/scislandsilveradostand.jpg
http://www.morgancolors.com/CwsSilverwood.jpg

Notice how the face and tail are almost always the first to gray? In a grulla, the face and tail will always be at least as dark as the rest of the body (but usually much darker).
     

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