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post #1 of 12 Old 10-15-2009, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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Is he really a QH?

So I traded my mule for a good looking (supposed) grade Quarter Horse stud colt. Now I'm questioning if he's REALLY pure-bred QH. He's not papered, unfortunately, and the guy I swapped with said he's 'From Doc Bar lines'.

He's getting gelded ASAP so it really doesn't matter, I was just wondering as he doesn't really seem all that QH now that I'm working with him more.

QH Characteristics:
Solid body
Strong, well-built, but compact head
Sparse mane/tail

Not-so QH Characteristics (I think):
Large, wide set eyes
Flashy, lofty/floaty trot
Arabian-like tail carriage at trot/canter/gallop
Flighty/high strung/nervous
Small nostrils (Not really a defying characteristic, it's just odd to me xD)


The first day I got him, he broke through my ELECTRIC band fencing. I saddled up Loki and went after him, finally herding him back into the paddock. He hasn't gone through again since then, today he actually tried to duck under it but I got after him before he could.

He's rather flashy and beautiful, I just got to wondering today when I started working him. I tried for two hours to catch him so that I could get the lead rope the idiot I traded with LET HIM LOOSE WITH T-T but no luck yet.

Leaving a lead on in the pasture: Big no no.
ESPECIALLY in a nylon, non-break-away halter! WHAT WAS THIS MAN THINKING

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post #2 of 12 Old 10-15-2009, 07:14 PM
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Pictures would help.

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post #3 of 12 Old 10-15-2009, 08:15 PM
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^ Agreed.

However, I will say that I've seen many a QH run with his/her tail up like an Arab when they're excited.
I've also known quite a few hot/nervous/flightly ones. My own grade QH mare used to be scared of everything.
And, depending on the breeding, some QHs have wonderful movement/gaits.
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post #4 of 12 Old 10-16-2009, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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I have pictures, but my computer has gone wonky and refuses to download the info off the card. I'll try to get some pictures and videos of him tomorrow and HOPEFULLY the computer will agree with me for once >_>

He looks like an QH, yet not, you know? XD
Talk about a snotty brat though. He practicely bounced away from me today when I grained him all: "Heehee! You can't catch meeee!"
Looked lovely though ^^'

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It sounds like you have got your hands full.
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post #6 of 12 Old 10-16-2009, 10:09 PM
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my pure bred QH has a very thick tail that he holds high when he's trotting around and he also steps high and prances around like a arab when he's excited, so I think its a QH thing too, not just arabs
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post #7 of 12 Old 10-17-2009, 07:46 AM
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hmm... from Doc Bar bloodlines? I know that the Doc's are kinda related to the Little Smarty Oak's and my QH is from those bloodlines and he is defintely 100% QH. I dunno, maybe the guy was lying 2 you? *grr* I hate people that do that!! Does this horse have a stocky build?

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post #8 of 12 Old 10-17-2009, 08:10 AM
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Without pictures it is quite difficult to determine what breed he looks like. Your description may be very different then someone else's.

As for his temperament, and depending on his age, he is a stallion. Youngsters are rambunctious anyway, that plus his hormones, and the probability that he wasn't handled well previous to you, could all add up to his flightiness. I wouldn't make a judgment on him until a month after he is gelded.

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post #9 of 12 Old 10-17-2009, 08:32 AM
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hmm... from Doc Bar bloodlines? I know that the Doc's are kinda related to the Little Smarty Oak's and my QH is from those bloodlines and he is defintely 100% QH. I dunno, maybe the guy was lying 2 you? *grr* I hate people that do that!! Does this horse have a stocky build?

Most anything with QH has doc bar or three bars somewhere on their pedigree

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most anything with QH has doc bar or three bars somewhere on their pedigree
I disagree, I know of lots of QH that comes from lines with NO Doc Bar at all.

My QH filly runs with her tail flipped high over her back, she is very floaty and probably has better movement, trail carriage than some Arabians but she is a registered QH.

I also had another reg'd QH that has huge wide set eyes.
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