New Horse - Sale Paper says QH! - Seriously?

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  • Differences between qh and twh
  • Twh saddlebred cross

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    07-16-2011, 05:40 PM
New Horse - Sale Paper says QH! - Seriously?

I'm pretty new to this so I'm not qualified to say what breed this is, but I'm not seeing quarter horse here. I have him boarded at some stables where he is causing some differences in opinion, so I thought I would ask here. He's not registered but sale papers say QH. He is 10 and has an EXTREMELY smooth gait. One person says saddlebred and another says TWH. It doesn't matter what breed he is in the end, I'm just curious as to what others think. I'm going to try to get a video of him soon. What is the difference in look between TWH and Saddlebred? I'm so confused.

Thanks :)
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    07-16-2011, 06:00 PM
Yeah, I'm not seeing QH.

TWH cross is my guess. He looks too fine boned to be a full TWH.

I don't see Saddlebred either, unless he has very little Saddlebred blood. He's not built much like one.
    07-16-2011, 06:05 PM
He got the cute TWH horse head, I love those roman noses?
    07-16-2011, 06:06 PM
He has a "pick-a-pocket" gait, which is the 'beat' and the only way I can explain what it sounds like if you chant the phrase. Like I said, I'm not exactly educated on types of gaits but the barn owner says he has a saddlebred walk (whatever that means). Thanks for your opinion :)
    07-16-2011, 06:08 PM
Thanks Thyme :) I think he almost has a "feminine" look... lol. It'll be fun getting to know him for sure!
    07-16-2011, 06:11 PM
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He's a lovely looking animal, whatever he is. Beautiful coat, and such a sweet expression!

Quarterhorses are one of the most diverse breeds in the world at the moment, looking like anything from the old-fashioned foundation quarterhorses such as this guy, with large masses of muscle concentrated in the shoulder and hindquarter region-

Or like an appendix- which is a QHxTB, registered as it's own breed.

Your boy resembles more of an appendix than a foundation quarter, IMO- but you are right. He is not your average QH. Do you have AQHA registration papers for him? If you do, then he most likely is a quarterhorse, no matter how little he resembles one. However, if you only have sales papers for him, there is definitely a chance that his owners were wrong/lying.
    07-16-2011, 06:16 PM
He is not registered, no papers. He only came with sale papers from a horse ranch. I don't care what breed he is in the end. I wanted a horse that was appropriate for my riding level and that's what was promised, so I am happy :) However, when I saw QH on his sale papers, it made me go "hmmmm" ??? And I had to wonder if I'm crazy cause I just done see QH in him.
    07-16-2011, 06:24 PM
Could be a foxtrotter? My mom had one that was pretty slim and had a large head w/ a roman nose. Your new boy looks very sweet :) Congrats.
    07-16-2011, 06:44 PM
I agree with Endiku about the QH changes. LOVE the old type with the butt and the shoulders and you can spot one a mile away. Then people started jacking with the traits within the breed, and now there are quarters that don't even look like it. Almost impossible to know for sure. Someone was telling me about a DNA test comparative, but still not 100%. Good luck guessing!
    07-16-2011, 06:47 PM
I'm not seeing QH either. I'd guess TWH because of his head, though there are some QH lines notorious for Roman noses.

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