Hi. I'm not only new here on the forum, but I'm a new first time horse owner! My wife Events and has been around horses forever, and she has three (one she competes on and two retired).
The retired horses live across the street from us, and a while back someone from my wife's barn sent over a horse to live there for a while (it's cheap) because he wasn't holding up to the stress of eventing training. Couldn't stay sound.
I kind of got attached to him over there across the street, and finally one day told my wife I kind of want that Appaloosa over there. The owner, a working student, was already shopping for another horse. We had this guy checked by a vet, nothing that would prevent him from occasional trail rides and standing there while I shovel treats into his face, so we agreed to assume his care and he is now officially my horse!
So, sorry for the long post but on to my questions...
He looks like an Appaloosa, his previous owner called him an Appaloosa, his Coggins test says: Color - dun/buckskin, Breed - appaloosa.
He's not registered or anything, but we did get a pedigree of a horse that we think is his sire (the names don't match but we can't figure out why else she would have given us this pedigree). Anyway, it's an AQHA pedigree.
So what do you think? Is he likely a cross between a quarter horse and an appaloosa? He has a dorsal stripe if that means anything.
Anyway, no matter, I love him even though I'm only on my third riding lesson. I've never ridden, so I'm taking lessons (on a schooling horse), then we'll put Buck into western training so we'll be on the same page, and I hope by spring I can go on trail rides with my wife! We live about an hour from Gettysburg, PA and I've always wanted to do the horseback tour of the battlefields there, what a neat way to experience that history. And on my very own horse, even better!!