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post #1 of 13 Old 06-10-2012, 01:38 AM Thread Starter
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Half Quarter horse half mystery ?

Hey everybody! So this is my rescue horse hunter, Everybody calls him a Quarter pony. They say he has quarter horse in him but what else is a mystery? He is only about 13 1/2 hands. If anybody has any comments,or ideas due to his disposition,colors,traits,and features of what other breed he may have would be great.

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post #2 of 13 Old 06-10-2012, 03:28 AM
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That sure looks like a mustang to me, but the size is odd. There are hints of draft in him, but there are certain groups of wild mustangs that have a lot of draft in them, from way back when the US gov . Released draft studs to "improve" the mustangs for farmer's use.
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That's interesting cause I've never considered the possibility of mustang or draft, but only because of his size.I'm going to look into that, :)
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Hard to say - perhaps Haffie or Shetland, but he does look a lot like a mustang - could even be a cross with a drafty mustang...
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The first thing I saw was some sort of draft breed too, I don't know much about Mustangs so I can't comment on that, but I have a friend with a draft cross and she's only around 15 hands, so they can still be crossed with a draft breed and be smaller Your guy looks bigger than 13 hands to me, but then again I have no frame of reference in the photo so could just be an optical illusion Have someone stand next to him and list their height haha! I trick people all the time into thinking my 14.3hh horse is bigger because I'm only 5'2" so in pictures I make her look bigger than she actually is!

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mustang came to me right away
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post #7 of 13 Old 06-11-2012, 09:30 AM
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I have a mustang, and his body looks like that exactly. Not the head, but each heard looks different. I'd say mustang for sure. I don't see QH in him at all.
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Unfortunately it's hard to say anything 'looks like a mustang' since there is no standard to mustang conformation. I owned a mustang mare that looked straight up like a spanish horse, and a friend of mine has several mustangs that look nothing alike... I think he has some sort of pony breed like haflinger or maybe welsh.


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post #9 of 13 Old 06-13-2012, 11:35 PM
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he's probably half Percheron but the size is just weird...
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post #10 of 13 Old 06-14-2012, 04:36 PM
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The first thing I'd say is maybe Belgium cross
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