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    12-11-2011, 07:59 PM
Question Any Ideas About What Breed My Rescue Is?

Hello Everyone!

This is my new horse, a 14 year old, 15.1 hh gelding. I rescued him after an auction where a man had bought him to sell to the slaughter house for profit. I bought him from this man literally in the nick of time; he was about to be put on the truck headed to slaughter. I know nothing of his past and do he does not have any papers or brand. He looks a bit to me like a Tennessee Walking horse, because of his face and also due to him being a bit narrow breasted, but I am not an expert on guessing horse breeds so I would love to hear what you think he may be! I bought him in New York, and while it is winter and snowing here, he has a very thin coat. It is no where near as thick as it should be for the time of year in this area, so I suspect he may have possibly been trucked from a southern state. What do you think?

Thank you for your help!
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    12-11-2011, 08:17 PM
I am in no ways an expert but when I first saw this horse, I thought Spotted Saddle horse.

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    12-11-2011, 08:35 PM
When I saw the first picture I thought Saddlebred... but the other pictures make me think he's mixed with something else. But that was just a shot in the dark...
    12-11-2011, 10:19 PM
Is he gaited at all?
    12-12-2011, 02:45 PM
No, he isn't gaited from what I can tell. I rode him for the first time today with an english saddle and just a hackamore, and he was great! Walked, trot, and cantered ( Well, more of a western style lope - it was very smooth and enjoyable!) perfectly! What a find! To think I got him just a few days ago when he was headed to slaughter! I'm astonished that he ended up there, but so many horses have been headed there lately. I still have no idea about his breed though. He doesn't seem gaited, which makes me rethink my idea about him possibly being a Tennessee Walking horse. Maybe he's just a mix of things.
    12-12-2011, 02:59 PM
He's a lucky guy. Reminds me of "Corporal", (unregistered Arabian, 1982-2009, RIP) that I outbid the meat market to buy in 1986. Watching him in the ring he had NO CLUE that he might be a goner at 4yo. It looks like you've found a gem. =D
    12-12-2011, 04:40 PM
Yeah if he's not gaited that would definitely eliminate Ten. Walker. But I'd think he's in the Spotted Saddle or Saddlebred area.
    12-12-2011, 05:03 PM
Green Broke
Looks like a paint (more along the TB side than QH) to me or else a paintXsaddlebred
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    12-12-2011, 06:38 PM
I'm also going with saddlebred, crossed with paint =)
    12-12-2011, 06:42 PM
I know what he is...gorgeous!! Sorry, off topic lol!
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