Need opinions on my mare's breed(s)! :) - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 Old 07-30-2012, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 368
• Horses: 1
Need opinions on my mare's breed(s)! :)

Hey all! My name is Sara (new to the forum) I can't believe it took me this long to finally join lol

Anyway, I recently adopted my mare Vedra about 6 months ago. The rescue thought she was full Arab, however, I don't think she is . . . maybe half, however, when she trots, I speculate some morgan influence or some other gaited breed.
She is about 15.3 hands, with a "?" kind of face stripe, and a polka dot on her one sock. Oh, and she has pretty large/wide feet (nothing about her is petite lol just refined haha)
SHe has the most personality I have ever seen in a horse. Period. She is extremely intelligent too.
As far as her movement goes, as I mentioned earlier about her trot, she has a lot of uphill movement, lot of suspension, and lots of forward energy.

So, what do you guys think?







Uploaded with ImageShack.us


Uploaded with ImageShack.us
smguidotti is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 Old 07-30-2012, 09:31 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 6,772
• Horses: 2
Definitely Arabian or Arabian Cross.

"The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with
him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too."

-Samuel Butler
CLaPorte432 is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 07-30-2012, 09:50 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 4,332
• Horses: 2
Definitely an Arab but if she is gaited and a cross, i would suspect Saddlebred, not Morgan. Most Morgans are not gaited anyhow and she has more of a long, lanky Saddlebredy appearance to her but we would have to see her in motion to be sure otherwise i would just guess Arab ;)

"If a horse fails to do something that is because he was not trained to do it. If a horse fails to do something properly that is because he was not trained properly."
www.wildestheartart.com
lilruffian is offline  
post #4 of 12 Old 07-31-2012, 12:06 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: AZ
Posts: 4,840
• Horses: 2
She's very pretty-looks like she could be a handful. I agree she looks to be an Arab cross. There is a strain of Morgans that are gaited.
Cacowgirl is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 07-31-2012, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 368
• Horses: 1
I guess gaited was the wrong choice of words, but you know how morgans have something special/different about their trot? She kinda does that lol

And yeah, she can definitely be a handful. She is well mannered, however, she just needs to b constantly doing something. Sometimes I think she has Horsey ADHD lol
smguidotti is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old 07-31-2012, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 368
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by lilruffian View Post
Definitely an Arab but if she is gaited and a cross, i would suspect Saddlebred, not Morgan. Most Morgans are not gaited anyhow and she has more of a long, lanky Saddlebredy appearance to her but we would have to see her in motion to be sure otherwise i would just guess Arab ;)
Saddlebred is actually what I was suspecting too - wouldn't that maker her a "national show horse" then?

BUt she does have that long back and neck of a saddlebred for sure!
smguidotti is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 08-01-2012, 09:04 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: virgina
Posts: 335
• Horses: 2
I am suscpecting saddlbred-arabian cross. she is really pretty! good luck with her!
Crescent is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 08-01-2012, 02:34 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Branson
Posts: 4,264
• Horses: 0
My money is on she is full Arab. That trot you notice is likely the floating trot many Arabs have...
Faceman is offline  
post #9 of 12 Old 08-01-2012, 03:52 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 2,475
• Horses: 0
As a side note, saddlebreds are a trotting breed, not a "gaited" breed as compare to a TWH, rocky, paso, etc. Naturally gaited saddlebreds are few and far between, and not the choice horse to cross with another trotting horse to get gaited.

As for the Ops horse, definitely Arab, and maybe not a cross. The Arab/ASB cross is very common, so it might well be that.
LadyDreamer is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old 08-01-2012, 03:59 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Posts: 16,284
• Horses: 3
I'm with Face. She looks purebred Arabian to me.

WELL BRED Arabians should have good, solid bones and big feet. They're also known for a floaty trot.

She looks to be either Crabbet, Polish, or Russian bred with that straighter profile, but the lack of a pronounced jibbah doesn't mean she's not a purebred.

I have a Polish gelding with a fairly straight profile, and he's purebred.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Casper8.jpg (53.9 KB, 54 views)

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
Speed Racer is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I need opinions on what breed my horse is. Flickergurl21 Horse Breeds 15 05-28-2012 05:31 PM
Opinions on mixed-breed mare kiltsrhott Horse Conformation Critique 12 03-11-2012 11:41 PM
Breed Identity/Conformation Opinions Please Charlie P Horse Conformation Critique 13 12-08-2011 12:05 PM
Opinions on Ambers breed Please?!? BurningAmber520 Horse Breeds 9 09-06-2010 10:28 AM
Wanting to breed this mare, opinions? Jester5159 Horse Breeding 10 04-08-2010 10:16 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome