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    10-07-2009, 11:08 AM
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Quarter Horses

After reading this thread: http://www.horseforum.com/horse-breeds/ I thought it might be fun to do a thread where we post pix of Quarter horses and explain what their discipline is so we can see the many diffeent "looks" of the American Quarter Horse. (No mixes - that can be a different thread)

It will be interesting because even their muscle tones will differ depending on they style of riding. I'll start:

I just picked 2 of mine. Beauty is a 15 year old mare, was bred mostly for halter, (using both a mare and a stalion that were bred for halter) with Western Pleasure second in mind:

Her son Riley was bred for western pleasure first and english second (using a leggy stallion that was bred for western pleasure)

You can see with just these two the difference in the body styles...
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    10-07-2009, 11:13 AM
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I don't know why Beauty showed up on there twice....?
    10-07-2009, 12:04 PM
This sounds like fun.

This is Buck. He is a son of Perfection John, who was a working cow horse/cutting horse. However, Buck inherited zero interest in cows so he became a roping/kid horse and won more than a few points in halter too. He was about 16hh.

And here is PJ, his daddy.

This is Sis. She is Mr. San Peppy bred. Would watch a cow with the best of them and was maybe 14hh tall
(sorry I don't have any really good pix of her)

Here is Flash (Dandy Flash Dancer) who is Impressive bred. Won some points in halter but did much better in team roping and reining. Even got a couple of points in WP.
(he was about 25 or 26 in this pic)

And here is a pic of him in his glory days when he was working.

Here is Denny. I have no idea of his lineage but I can only assume that he is speed/performance bred as he is incredibly fast and athletic.

Here is Pokey. He is cutting horse bred and a grandson of Lena Fajita (by Doc O'Lena)

Here is a gray mare that I rode for a customer about 10 years ago. I think she was probably pleasure bred. She had a pretty natural low head carriage and long, slow, sweepy gaits.

Here is Santa Bar Miss. She was one hell of a reining horse

And this is String's Dagwood. He had a bit of everything in his breeding from cutting to racing to WP to halter to reining and working cow horse. He was used as a roping horse and later as a kid horse.
    10-07-2009, 01:32 PM
Well I don't own duchess anymore but she is foundation and cow bred.
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    10-07-2009, 03:42 PM
This is Star (registered as Color Me Clever). He's mainly halter bred with a little bit of racing blood. He's was raced, won ~$70,000. After he was retired he sat in a field for a few years. Then he was bought and became a WP/HUS/SMS etc horse. He's 17 and been out of steady work for about 2 years (I don't have time to ride two horses multipul times a week, but he still gets super spoiled, more so than my show horse, lol!). His musculature, or lack of, is not a true representation of what it *should* be. His mane also hasn't been pulled or shortened in about 4 years.

As you can see, he is seriously lacking a topline. Shark fin withers!

Back when he was in a little more consistant work. That's not me on him btw..
    10-07-2009, 03:53 PM
Here are my two additions to the quarter horse types. The first is my old halter gelding Tai, or FSR Awesome Image. I put ROM's on him in open and amateur in halter. He was by Image of Kid (a Kid Clu son) and out of a daughter of Awesome Tai. He also has several AQHA Grand & Reserve Grand championships. He is about 15.2 to 15.3.

The second gelding is my riding gelding, who is also halter bred but with older lines. His name is Max or Heza TeTotal Mister. His mother was a daughter of Sonny Go Te (by Te N Te) and his sire descended from a local horse from my area named Heza Fox. He was never fit like a halter horse but won lots of AQHA halter classes because he is pretty correct. He also profiles really well because his neck is super long and his heads gorgeous (not biased at all... haha). Max is about 16 hands.
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    10-07-2009, 05:29 PM
I can't wait to see how Lillie and my palomino filly turns out. Lillie has Two Eyed Jack/Zan Par Bar and Zan Par Sun background on her dad's side and she has Little Joe and Traveler on her Mom's side.

My palomino filly has Two Eyed Jack/Zan Par Bar and Zan Par Sun on her dad's side (same dad as Lillie) and she has Joe Hancock on her Mother's side.
    10-07-2009, 06:06 PM
All of mine are bit flabby from being out of work in these pictures, but here they are.

Greta - "Greta Mecom Blue" - Own daughter of Mecom, cutting bred.

Blondie - "Cuttin N the Buff" - Doc O'Lena cutting bred

And my Daisy - "Daisy N Duke" - Doc O'Lena, Smart Little Lena bred cutting horse. Blondie is her first cousin. She's on the right. Really bad picture of her, I know.

    10-07-2009, 06:14 PM
You probably can't tell much from her yearling picture, but here's Lillie now.

    10-07-2009, 07:18 PM
Unless I'm wrong, (and I could be) Lillie's background leans more towards the cutting/roping/all around horse.

Looks like the palomino filly's background could have more racing than anything.

Fujita and Calamity's background goes back to Three Bars. So they have cutting horses in their background.

(and it looks like all of them have horses in their background that have been inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame.

Here are some body shots of Calamity and Fujita.

Fujita: (she wouldn't hold still)



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