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post #11 of 17 Old 07-22-2010, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by darkpaloma View Post
my vet said they basically do the same thing with dogs and horses, guess she lied
They can DNA test for specific bloodlines, if the bloodline you are trying to match to has a profile already taken. (For example you could test to prove who her sire or dam was, if you already knew and their DNA profiles were recorded). They can not do a general test to recognize most likely breed type like they do in dogs.

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post #12 of 17 Old 07-22-2010, 10:45 AM
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The way it looks like she is moving in some of the pictures says some Arabian to me. However I think her head looks more thoroughbred like.
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post #13 of 17 Old 07-22-2010, 11:22 AM
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The slope of her rump and shoulder scream gaited to me.
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post #14 of 17 Old 07-22-2010, 11:45 AM
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If you can get a video of her moving around the pasture- not cantering, not walking, but her middle gait- it would help identify whether she's gaited or not. :)
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post #15 of 17 Old 07-22-2010, 11:56 AM
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I see Walker when I look at her... quite possibly a cross.

BTW - to everyone who says "I see spotted saddle horse"... to my understanding, based on "bloodlines" and "genetics" and whatnot, it really isn't a specific breed so much as just a way to register horses who are otherwise unable to be registered elsewhere because of spotty/questionable histories, and it recognizes their significance as a "gaited" beauty Any horse, as long as they fit the mold set forth, can be registered as a spotted saddle horse. The "breed" doesn't seem to have any specifically documented foundation breeds... perhaps someone can explain this to me better... it just makes me think of the CKC (Continental Kennel Club), as opposed to the AKC: one will register anything that barks, while the other strives to maintain a set-forth breed standard by closely following bloodlines.

"Any horse, regardless of background, may be registered, providing the horse is spotted (unless applying for I-D or Breeding Stock papers), and exhibits a saddle gait, which may be a flat walk, running walk, pace, rack, or a combination of all gaits." --> This is directly from the NSSHA.com website. Soooo, if you are looking to register your girl and she is gaited, she'd fit the mold!

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post #16 of 17 Old 07-22-2010, 12:09 PM
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There are supposedly breed tests for dogs, but with questionable accuracy. I have no idea if they've also got breed tests for horses, but I do know that certain mustangs have been DNA tested and found to be very closely related to Spanish horses (the Kiger mustangs for example). So they must have some method of looking at horses' genetics and getting some idea for their breed... but again, accuracy is questionable. Particularly considering that so many breeds today were originally crosses with other "older" breeds.

Here's more info on the "doggie" version:
Canine Heritage® Breed Test
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post #17 of 17 Old 07-22-2010, 02:40 PM
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i was thinking NSH...

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Before you went and let me down.
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