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post #1 of 35 Old 09-10-2009, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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Rescued blue roan filly, we're stumped, WHAT is she?

After one week here -

In July -

In August -

(STILL gaining & growing) Current photos -

Background - We took her in as a rescue. She is three years old, grade obviously. The owners told me she was a Thoroughbred but judging by her weight and the fact that they rode her at two years of age at that weight I know nothing they say matters although IMO she does apprear to have some TB traits. She came to me several months ago weighing just 520 pounds, now just under 700 pounds with close to 100 pounds left to go. I'm not sure if the weight gain did it or not but she was right between 13.1 and 13.2hh when I got her, and is now 13.3hh. Shes very petite, very leggy, body "almost" appears slightly Arabian however her face and tailset and movement show no signs of that.

I'm stumped, take a guess? Shes looking to be re-homed soon & I have no idea what to call her.

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post #2 of 35 Old 09-10-2009, 10:07 PM
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maybe part arabian and tb have you thought about calling her miracle. or how about starlight because of the star on her forehead.
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post #3 of 35 Old 09-10-2009, 10:25 PM
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Blue roan? I just see grey. :)

Anyhow, you've done a great job getting her back into shape! :)

As per breeds, it's hard to say. In the shape she was in when you got her, I wouldn't go by anything that her previous owners said.
Appendix, perhaps? Appendix/Arabian?

She is pretty. :)

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post #4 of 35 Old 09-10-2009, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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My biggest 'issue' picking her breed is her height. She is more refined than the photos show also, and technically a pony. Quarb pony x TB? Just a complete mutt maybe :)
Or perhaps shes not as big as she should be because from the time she was weaned to the time we recieved her she was fed and cared for very improperly.

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post #5 of 35 Old 09-10-2009, 10:59 PM
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That's why it's hard to say... Mal-nutrition can wreak havoc on the way a horse matures.
However, if you look at her cannon bones, it looks like she should have matured into a much taller horse.
She could just be a Heinz 57! She sure does have a lovely face, though.

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post #6 of 35 Old 09-10-2009, 11:33 PM
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To me she looks like she is either Thoroughbred..or has some in her. Whatever she is, she's gorgeous! Congrats!

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post #7 of 35 Old 09-11-2009, 01:27 PM
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maybe a welsh thoroughbred cross?? She has the thoroughbred head! She is gorgeous!!!

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post #8 of 35 Old 09-12-2009, 11:25 AM
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I can see where they get the TB from, but it's really hard to tell from pictures. How tall is she currently?


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post #9 of 35 Old 09-12-2009, 11:28 AM
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She looks like an appendix quarter horse to me...and I would say gray as well.
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post #10 of 35 Old 09-12-2009, 12:29 PM
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She looks great now! And I would say appendix or atleast a tb x.
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