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post #1 of 33 Old 09-21-2012, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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QH Pedigree

Hi. I'm new here, so please excuse me if this isn't in the right place (:

I got my first horse that is just mine last year. I hardly know anything about QH lines and I was just wondering what you guys could tell me about them. Is there anything significant in her lines? Also, can someone please tell me about the different types of quarter horses? I've heard the words foundation, halter, and appendix. Does every quarter horse fall into one of these categories or are some just 'normal'? What is my horse?

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post #2 of 33 Old 09-21-2012, 07:58 PM
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Well, as far as pedigree goes, he's got a really good one. He's got three champions/world champions as his great grandsires! Sonny Dee Bar is really well known, he's a champion famous for siring world champions. It's the same with Boston Mac too. I'm not sure if Te N Te was a champion, but he was also famous for siring world champions. I don't know about Bar Gold Cutter, but his grandsires Gay Bar King, and Poco Bueno especially, were VERY famous.Huh,
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sorry my computer acted up and shut off my comment on me.
But anyways, I looked up a horse I used to own for reference, and it turns out she also had Sonny Dee Bar and Boston Mac crossed on her lines.
But I will show you an example of an Appendix (generally used for things like jumping, western pleasure, hunter, etc..), a foundation (used for ranch, rodeo, trail, or halter), and a halter horse.
And it is hard to say what yours is because the type is based on conformation, so we would need to see pictures.
Foundation horses have a big body build, and they're built for power. Most halter horses are foundation horses:
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And a appendix horse generally has a smaller body build, bur may have a longer back or neck, and generally has longer legs. Their bone structure is smaller than that of a foundation horse. A lot of them are taller too:
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Thanks for the great explanations! It seems much more clear now (:
I might be able to get some pictures tomorrow.
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sorry my computer acted up and shut off my comment on me.
But anyways, I looked up a horse I used to own for reference, and it turns out she also had Sonny Dee Bar and Boston Mac crossed on her lines.
But I will show you an example of an Appendix (generally used for things like jumping, western pleasure, hunter, etc..), a foundation (used for ranch, rodeo, trail, or halter), and a halter horse.
And it is hard to say what yours is because the type is based on conformation, so we would need to see pictures.
Foundation horses have a big body build, and they're built for power. Most halter horses are foundation horses:
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And a appendix horse generally has a smaller body build, bur may have a longer back or neck, and generally has longer legs. Their bone structure is smaller than that of a foundation horse. A lot of them are taller too:
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An Appendix has nothing to do body style....it's a QH that has a TB parent. Many times they are taller and leggier, but I have also seen a bunch of them that show more QH characteristics than TB characteristics.
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Huh. Never heard that actually
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An Appendix has nothing to do body style....it's a QH that has a TB parent. Many times they are taller and leggier, but I have also seen a bunch of them that show more QH characteristics than TB characteristics.

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Second that about appendixes. Drifter is one. The term appendix just refers to the fact that because of their TB lines they are kept in the appendix of the registry :) unless they earn enough points to qualify. The ratio of TB:QH has to be very specific I believe, though I am not positive.

And as for their build, drifter is 16.3, big boned and looks all TB. But a friend has another appendix who you would swear is all QH (and based on your descriptions foundation bred) haha.
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"Foundation" QH usually refers to horses that trace back to the 'founding' horses registered in the AQHA registry.

The National Foundation Quarter Horse Association (NFQHA) calculates the amount 'foundation' a QH had in its bloodlines by subtracting the contribution of any TB's in the last 10 generations of that horse's pedigree. A horse must be at least 80% foundation QH to be registered with them.

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Your horse has decent breeding.

GottaDunQH is right. But Appendix horses go a bit deeper than that, an Appendix horse has to win ROM points in AQHA shows or racing to have regular AQHA papers, it effects their offspring too. By Registry I have two Appendix horses, my gelding has one TB on the back of his papers my mare is half TB. Both carry Appendix QH papers. As for my mares build, she's 15.1 and looks just like a racey QH.

Running and hunter type quarter horses would be where the Appendix horses are. QH with lighter bone and build, suited for racing mainly or hunter under saddle horses.

Stock type quarter horses, the foundation breeding horses, generally shorter and heavier built. Think cutting and reining horses.

Halter types have big bodies with refined heads, generally tall with alot of body mass.

Quarter Horses vary is size and shape so much, we own seven and none of them carry the same build.
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