Awkward cross horse...arab or gaited cross? - The Horse Forum
 14Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 31 Old 05-19-2013, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
NRW
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: TX
Posts: 140
• Horses: 2
Awkward cross horse...arab or gaited cross?

I just bought this guy about a week ago.
The people who had him weren't sure of what he was...they said "paint" because he's pinto colored, initially they bought him because they thought he would be gaited. But when I had a pre purchase exam done on him, my vet also thought he was gaited.
He is not gaited though. He has an awkward skinny hind end(lacking muscle tone). Back legs were xrayed by vet, and he is sound. So that's not the problem.
But I'm having a hard time getting my saddle to fit him... it's a medium tree cheyenne springs tucker saddle. He's thin built little guy, so a medium tree should fit him. But it rolls when I try mounting from the ground. I have tried a regular round skirt pad on him and a thin square felt pad, saddle still rolls.
I'm wondering if he has Arab in him? He lifts his tail slightly when he runs, and his ears remind me of an arab a little. His nostrils are not as large as an arab though. He displays some of the same mannerisms that my previous qh/paint/arab mare had...but she was more stoutly built because she was 1/8 arab.

He's about 15.1 hands. Is a little underweight right now, but I'm working on that. And is 5 years old according to the vet. I bought him for general trail riding. But was hoping to do competitive trail riding with him...


Just looking for some ideas on if he might be arab cross? Or gaited cross isn't gaited...? hoping it will help me figure out my saddle issue.

Thank you for any tips or help!


kipears.jpg

kipvet.jpg

kiplunge.jpg
Boo Walker likes this.
NRW is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 31 Old 05-19-2013, 06:26 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
Posts: 11,252
• Horses: 3
He just looks like a paint to me. Nice boy.
Skyseternalangel likes this.
waresbear is offline  
post #3 of 31 Old 05-19-2013, 06:28 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 3,167
• Horses: 0
A paint with a nice trot! I don't see any Arab there.
Corporal likes this.

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best time is today.
Taffy Clayton is offline  
post #4 of 31 Old 05-19-2013, 06:30 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Eastern Ontario
Posts: 1,166
• Horses: 3
I'm going to say paint or paint cross.
My mare lifts her tail like and Arab, too, and she's pure STB ;)

Thank you for feeding us years of lies. Thank you for the wars you left us to fight. Thank you for the world you ruined overnight. But we'll be fine, yeah we'll be fine.
BornToRun is offline  
post #5 of 31 Old 05-19-2013, 06:32 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: left of center
Posts: 7,078
• Horses: 2
Perhaps a paint/TWH cross? I have a QH/TWH and folks always ask me if he is gaited-his gaits are super smooth, but he is NOT gaited.......so perhaps?

Signature undergoing edits. Please standby.......
franknbeans is offline  
post #6 of 31 Old 05-19-2013, 07:19 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 985
• Horses: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by BornToRun View Post
I'm going to say paint or paint cross.
My mare lifts her tail like and Arab, too, and she's pure STB ;)
Ha! The other day our Quarter horse 2yr old was doing the "flag" thingy with her tail while running and snorting doesn't take an Arab!

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again
EmilyJoy is offline  
post #7 of 31 Old 05-19-2013, 07:46 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Erwin, NC
Posts: 232
• Horses: 1
Maybe has some small TB in him? Looks very thoroughbred typed to me.
CatrinaB87 is offline  
post #8 of 31 Old 05-19-2013, 07:48 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: abilene,tx
Posts: 4,226
• Horses: 4
I ride a reg quarter horse who constantly flags his tail, my trainers reg paint gelding also flags his tail. I would also go with paint or paint cross.

just a small town girl with a big town dream :]
BarrelracingArabian is offline  
post #9 of 31 Old 05-19-2013, 08:08 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Erwin, NC
Posts: 232
• Horses: 1
Talk about a gelding that flags like a filly...

Maybe it's because most of his tack is pink?

IMG_2832.jpg
CatrinaB87 is offline  
post #10 of 31 Old 05-20-2013, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
NRW
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: TX
Posts: 140
• Horses: 2
maybe I was just being hopeful he had Arab in him so we could have a chance at some endurance riding

He's a cute little guy either way, and I'm enjoying him so far.
Just need to figure out my saddle issue.


This might be a weird question, but do TWH crosses or other gaited crosses that are not actually gaited need a gaited horse saddle because regular saddles don't fit them properly?
I don't know a lot about gaited horses. This is actually the first horse I have had work out for consistent riding and be sound.

kip5.jpg

Kip sporting my saddle and tack ^ not quite fitting him right...

kip23.jpg

^ yesterday in the new pad I tried on him. You can see his awkward rear end better...

kip22.jpg
^ another butt view.

I say he has an "awkward" back end because his left hind leg is slightly taller than his right. He is slightly put off by it when the vet did the stress tests on him, but otherwise is okay(proved by x-rays). Sound for trail riding, and what not. I have heard mixed thoughts on the legs from other unprofessional individuals who I have mentioned it to ~ but I'm not overly concerned with it, my vet is a really well known one and highly recommended in my area. After riding him several times with no problems the next day, and seeing him rough play in the pasture with the other geldings, I'm definitely confident in him being sound.
Boo Walker likes this.
NRW is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pinto quarter horse arab cross Dressage Queen Horses for Sale 1 06-07-2012 10:16 PM
Baby Cross Rail -- Gaited Horse Jumping 2.0 Brighteyes Horse Riding Critique 10 03-05-2012 09:51 PM
Potential new horse (Arab/Oldenburg Cross). LynseyGrace Horse Riding Critique 9 06-11-2011 02:12 PM
qh arab cross?? OnlySamwise Horse Breeds 13 03-14-2011 07:11 PM
Pure arab or arab cross? Rowzy Horse Breeds 18 03-06-2010 12:09 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome