Aha! So I'm not crazy ;P If she were a saddlebred or TWH, she has the potential to gait, right? I'm confused about her trot-canter thing though. From what I understand, Saddlebreds will do the running walk and the rack, right? I suppose what she's doing is closest to a rack...but that isn't a natural gait, is it?
This is what she looks closest to.
It's interesting to say the least.
Tianimals- that actually crossed my mind when I saw the porportions of her head xD the rest of her body doesn't look too standardbred-ish to me though, and as far as I know SBs are very uncommon around here, since we have no SB tracks. And I love these reins! Haha.
Bubba- nasty looking aren't they? The situation wasn't terrible, I suppose- but she definitely came to us from a less than ideal home. Her paddock was extremely uneven and hard, and she hadn't been trimmed in atleast four months. Thankfully they were just surface cracks and chip, which we're treating right now, and her heel was lower than it should of been. These pictures are from her third day with us, and since we were having a corrective barefoot trimmer (we normally do our own hooves, but her's appeared to be fairly significantly cracked so we called someone out. They weren't as bad as they looked, but still bad enough.) she hadn't been done yet. She was a bit underweight as well.
As for her age, no. I'm not sure. I mean, her previouse owner thought she was a QH. We haven't had a vet out for her yet, but the BO did check her teeth and said that she was in the 5-7 range. Is there something pointing towards her being older?
What I want to know is, if she is a gaited breed, why on earth was she trained as a header?
If there's anything she's got going for her, it's her mane and tail though ;P I'm rather jealouse of it.