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    10-01-2009, 11:36 PM
Green Broke
Well we have 3 QH's and one of them is appendix (prominent withers, a bit more lanky), about 16 or so hands, one is very bulldoggy about 15 hands, and one is inbetween he's thick but not huge and I think he's the shortest but still a good 15hh.
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    10-01-2009, 11:55 PM
Here is a few links that define the body types of Quarter Horses

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    10-07-2009, 09:53 AM
Like sadi before the only types reconized by AQHA is QH and appendix QH, so officialy no other types but they are bred for different features for different disaplnes for example the dfference in a halter horse V.S. A H/J AQHA bred for diferent things make them look different

Many people think Appendix is just breeding a full TB with a full QH. Heck one of my mares is only 12.5% QH and still registered AQHA
    10-07-2009, 10:07 AM
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Quarabs I believe are recognized by the Arabian horse association. I know that they have classes specifically for Registered Half-Arabs. I am sure that there are specific crosses that are acceptable.

I think the OP is asking more about conformation, as in for discipline. As someone said, there are MANY sizes and shapes of QH's.

Reiners and speed eventers are short and compact and look more like the foundation QH's, there are ranch horses that have a different look, cutters and ropers have a different look, so do english and western pleasure. If you ever go to a QH barn you can pretty much geuss the horses discipline by it's size and shape. What might be fun is to do a QH thread where people post their horse and explain the disciple. It would be pretty intersting to see all the different looks...
    10-07-2009, 10:18 AM
Green Broke
My 8 yr old QH Red is a Dash For Cash Grandson. I just did some percentages on TB in his bloodlines. Red is 1/2 TB even though his grandparents are all registered QH. Several of his great grandparents are Thoroughbreds. Red looks like an appendix horse. He has lots of TB looks - his head is much longer than my other short stocky 93% Foundation Bred QH Sarge. Red looks like what he is - a racing horse. Sarge looks like what he was bred for - working cows. Sarge is a Colonel Freckles grandson on the top and San Peppy bred on the bottom.

They are both terrific horses but they couldn't be more different in body type even though they are both registered QH's.
    10-07-2009, 10:47 AM
Originally Posted by Sixxofdiamonds    
If you're asking about color, AQHA recocgnizes almost every color (more recently cremello) but only allows white on the legs and face, any more than that and the horse is unable to be registered.

AQHA recently repealed thier "white rule" so any horse with two AQHA registered parents may be registered with AQHA. Even if the horse looks like a paint it is still eligible.
    10-11-2009, 05:04 PM
Eastowest,, Im confused, an appendixs foal can't be registered? Or just when it breeds to a TB?
My horse is a registered appendix QH and both her parents are appendixs though im not sure if her dam is registered.
Im not saying your wrong, just looking for clarification :)
Heres her pedigree
Pretty Blue Over You Quarter Horse

Heres a pic, though im not sure if she looks like the average appendix.
    10-12-2009, 08:45 PM
My QH is a foundation/tall type. He's 16.1+ and VERY thick (he needs a 54" english girth when he's fit) but he's not registered with AQHA as far as I know...
    10-12-2009, 10:27 PM
PrettyBlueOverYou, gorgeous horse, first of all...

Anyways, I was under the impression that if you wanted to register the foal of an appendix, one parent had to be full AQH. But, lol, now I'm confused...

Because according to the pedigree, your horse is the offspring of two appendix QH's.

I would like to know about this personally as well, because my mare is an appendix, but only one of her grandparents is a thoroughbred...

Lota Peppy Leona Quarter Horse

Well, I THINK that's true, anyways...I can't find anything on Ritz Alot, although on my horse's registration Ritz Alot DOES have a registration number...and there's no "X" in front of it to indicate she's a thoroughbred...

LoL, you start to think you understand something...
    10-13-2009, 11:27 AM
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The X in front indicates that the horse is an appendix. 2 appendix's will make an appendix. You can have a horse that EARNS a full QH ranking and then the x drops from teh paper....

If it's a TB I think it says.. TB doesnt it? Or like tb....?


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