I bought a 10 year old gelding for $200 several months ago. No papers and the vet wasn't sure if he is totally QH or not. He acts and runs like a thoroughbred, runs barrels like a beast! He's 15.2 hh, stocky when at the right weight (had a feed issue recently so he's just now gaining weight back), sorrel/white star and white rear pasturn. He has little bit of a mealy coloration around the lower parts of all legs. Not sure if that's natural or from damage. His hooves are caked from mud in the picture and it was before his first trim here. He has a nice arch in his neck when riding that reminds me of a Morgan.
Great personality, great horse overall. He's like a big puppy that follows me around and he now plays like one with people in a horse way. He was a slightly abused horse, terrified of whips. The very sight of one makes him bolt. So sad.
He can rack with ease, but doesn't do any other "fancy" gaits that I know of. He likes to throw his head and has no physical cause that the vet and farrier/trainer could find. Our farrier is Carl Ford (owner of Teddy Terrific). I trust Carl completely. John seems to do it for the fun of it. He tosses his head when he gets grain, runs around, etc.. It's like an excitement thing if you watch him long enough. He won't do it at a walk, but if he wants to run and I say no he shakes his head until I do. He's one of those horses that have a high head at the starting gate and just wants to go. The previous owners were idiots and hardly knew anything about horses. They tried to trail ride him and he was "too fast" for them after just 2 weeks.
Some of the pictures were from April and he still had most of his winter coat on. His mane will be long when it grows back out. Other horses had bit and pulled it so I trimmed the ends. His forelock has never been messed with, has grown another inch since April and it's long. Pictures don't do him justice
I just want to know what he is basically besides all around racer. I wasn't great with breeding judging as a kid unless they were distinctive breeds