Originally Posted by Georgery
Ok, so the owner we got him from made the guess that he was part Arab because he likes to raise his tail strait up.
And her guess that he must be part QH came from the fact that he has a larger head and longer face.
The previous owner had him for two years, the lady they got him from supposedly purchased him from auction around 6 months and only knew he had beautiful markings.
Most of the horse people around here that have seen him believe he has some Saddlebred in him.
I wish there was a good equine DNA registry to find out.
Im currently trying to track down the prior owner...
Thanks again for the insight.
These profiles of his head strike out any possibility of him having arabian blood...
Unfortunately raising their tail is not an exclusive arabian trait- I'm 120% sure my fat little paint doesn't have any arabian blood in him and he holds his tail up and thinks he's the hottest thing in AZ while doing it.
He might be a cross between a paint and a saddlebred or some such, he seems to have a pretty narrow body which is why I'm thinking he's more likely some cross of saddlebred or a gaited breed (not all of them gait).