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post #1 of 9 Old 08-02-2012, 07:38 AM Thread Starter
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Foundation or appendix Quarter Horse??

I purchased a 2 year old filly registered Quarter Horse. I don't care one way or the other, but I was curiuos as to which she was. Supposedly, a gold certificate (which she has) means Appendix. BUT, she does not have and "X" in front of her number, which should be there if she is appendix. I did a free search of her pedigree (, and there are NO thoroughbreds in her background at all -l before 1930's, they didn't put the breed . I am assuming that means she is foundation, but would like input from anyone who could tell me. SHe does seem a little tall for a foundation - 15.1 and growing!! THANKS
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post #2 of 9 Old 08-02-2012, 07:49 AM
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If she has no TB breeding, shes not an Appendix.

I just purchased an Appendix. She does have an X infront of her numbers.

There are taller foundation qhs out there. If there are no TBs in the first 4 generations, you could double register her Foundation.
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Btw, you can also register her in the Palomino Association.
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All of the new QH papers are gold.

Your link doesn't actually go to your horse's pedigree, FYI.
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post #5 of 9 Old 08-04-2012, 06:38 PM
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Just like people, some QH are short and squatty and some are taller and leaner. Some people breed for the short and squatty and some breed for the taller and leaner.

My QH is short and squatty. My barn owner's QH does not have TB in her either, but is taller and leaner. Different types of the same breed.

As the others have said if there is no x and no TB within 4 generations, then she's not an Appendix.

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Your horse is a lovely colour

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post #7 of 9 Old 08-04-2012, 10:31 PM
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As spurstop said, all of the QH papers are now gold.. In the past the appendix were gold papers and "regular" QHs were blue papers..

IMO, for a QH to be a "Foundation" QH they need to have a high percentage of true foundation bloodlines.. Again, that's just personal opinion and I don't know your mare's pedigree to say whether she is foundation bred or not.

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Wow! Look at all those dapples! She's pretty. You should register her in the palomino association!
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If she has no TB blood in her pedigree then she is 100% foundation.
The QH breed was not founded and the association formed until the 1940's. Before that the history was oral or written on bills of sale. Shalom
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