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  • Height of a quarter horse apendix yearling
  • Beautiful qh/tb horse felix

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    02-01-2012, 10:14 AM
Requesting Breed Guesses

I'm another owner of a new unregistered horse who'd like some input and assistance evaluating the breed and/or breed mix of my horse, Felix.

Felix is a 16hh gelding who approximately 10 years old. The previous owner said he was a QH cross, which is possible, but she was only passing information previously told to her. We, including my vet, all are unsure. I question how much QH because Felix is too narrow in the chest and his head doesn't look QH to me.

What do you folks think? I love the horse and it won't matter what his breeding is but it would be nice to have a better idea of what his background is.

Thanks in advance for your input.
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    02-01-2012, 10:20 AM
Hi Duckman! Welcome!
He is certainly lovely! I would guesstimate by looking at his height and build an Appendix Quarter Horse.
    02-01-2012, 10:27 AM
^^Agreed!^^ Exactly what I was thinking
    02-01-2012, 12:46 PM
He definitely looks like a appendix to me! Beautiful boy you have!
    02-01-2012, 12:59 PM
I fourth that guess! Appendix Quarter horse – that's a cross between a thoroughbred and a quarter horse, if you were unsure(:
    02-01-2012, 01:42 PM

Thanks to all for the comments. I'm familiar with QH-TB crosses being registered in the QH Appendix. It's certainly possible that Felix is a QH-TB cross, although he isn't registered in the Appendix.

As I indicated in my question, I'm questioning Felix's breed/heritage because he appeared to be a little too narrow through the shoulder and his head immediately above the muzzle seemed to be more rounded or convex than I thought appropriate for a QH or Appendix.

Again, in the final analysis it doesn't matter what his heritage is. Felix is a good boy and a definite keeper.

All other ideas or opinions continue to be welcome.
    02-01-2012, 01:49 PM
Is he at all gaited? If so then I might throw TW in due to the narrow chest, striped hooves, and his forehead. But the !great! Profile shots look mostly appendix.
    02-01-2012, 02:02 PM
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Another guess for appendix. The narrow chest could easily come from his TB side, as quite a few of them (unfortunately) have that flaw.

Looks like one solid built, beautifully proportioned horse though! Don't look in Texas if he goes missing.
    02-01-2012, 02:23 PM
I would have to put my money on Appendix, as well. If anything he does have some Quarter Horse in him, as I really see that in the first picture. Grade horses can vary from the breed standard even if they essentially would be all one breed, just unregistered.
    02-01-2012, 02:39 PM
Remember that all quarter horses are not stocky. There are racing-bred quarter horses that are thinner. He could very well be a purebred quarter horse as well.

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