So I've been doing a lot of work to figure out things about my horse here, Arthur. I've finally been able to peg down a color on him but now for something even more perplexing: his breed.
Arthur is a rescued horse that has no papers or known pedigree. So he got the easy, Quarter Horse, label that seems to be a large percentage of the "unknown" horses. Part of me was surprised he was not called a Paint.
Now I do think there is Quarter Horse in him because he is huge. He stands at 15.2 at roughly 1300lbs.
But things stand out to me that may just be in his genetics (we'll never know) or may be another breed trying to stand out. He has pronounced withers and a deep chest kind of like a Thoroughbred and a SLIGHT roman nose. If you look just below his eyes, you can see his profile convex.
Here are some visuals! Let me know what you think! Just a Quarter Horse mutt or maybe something else:
(If you look closely at his profile, is this a slight roman nose or am I looking too hard?)
(And a big engine)
So! Think he's just a Quarter Horse? Or a Paint? Or something? I'd love to hear what you think!