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post #1 of 3 Old 02-17-2013, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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How can you figure out a horse's breed?

I've owned QHs my whole life, but now I have my cremelo horse Mellow, and I have no idea what he is. I've been calling him a Quarter Pony because he reminds me of a Quarter horse, but he doesn't move like any QH I've ever owned. Are there any tips or tricks you seasoned owners have for identifying breeds? I can post some pictures on this thread if you'd like, but there are some all right conformation pics on his page in my barn. I'll get out and take more tomorrow if better ones are needed.

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post #2 of 3 Old 02-18-2013, 12:16 PM
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It's all a matter of just getting yourself accustomed to the different breeds and their individual, common traits.
To me, your cremello reminds me of a Welsh Pony, possible with a bit of Thoroughbred in him

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post #3 of 3 Old 02-21-2013, 05:21 PM
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There are certain breeds that are "obvious" - like Arabians, Fjords, Haflingers, most draft breeds, ... but Quarter Horses? They come in so many different sizes and builds. Of course, big hind quarters should be their trait, but if one is born with a skinny hip it will still be registered. Some cutting horses barely make 13.2 hands, others stand 16.2 and more. That said - just because your horse moves different than any other Quarter Horse you've owned doesn't make him NOT a Quarter Horse/Pony (unless he is obviously gaited). But I have to admit that there is in general no telling what his breed is.
With his speckled eye lids - did you consider POA?
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