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post #1 of 27 Old 03-14-2010, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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Show Off your Grades!

What is a grade horse? : A Grade horse is a horse whose parentage is unknown, unidentifiable, or of significantly mixed breeding. Grade horses do not have registration papers, and often have a lot of quarter horse in them and take on many of the same wonderful personality characteristics that breed is known for. (*This is random info I found online. No hating please!)


Show off your grades! Here is my boy Murray, a Tb x Qh mix and a very fun gelding to have as my first horse!



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post #2 of 27 Old 03-14-2010, 02:13 PM
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Lol No hating, but a grade horse isnt always necessarily a quarter horse, nor are they necessarily mixed. We had 2 grade gaited horses. A tennessee walking horse and a rocky mountain. Although, the tennessee walking horses's parentage wasnt known, we did know he was a tennessee walker. We did know the parentage of the rocky but he wasnt registered because he was a gelding, so it was no fault of his own.
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Lol No hating, but a grade horse isnt always necessarily a quarter horse, nor are they necessarily mixed. We had 2 grade gaited horses. A tennessee walking horse and a rocky mountain. Although, the tennessee walking horses's parentage wasnt known, we did know he was a tennessee walker. We did know the parentage of the rocky but he wasnt registered because he was a gelding, so it was no fault of his own.
Thanks for pointing that out. I like learning about grades. I was clueless on them when I first heard about Murray. Thanks! =]

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Lol No hating, but a grade horse isnt always necessarily a quarter horse, nor are they necessarily mixed. We had 2 grade gaited horses. A tennessee walking horse and a rocky mountain. Although, the tennessee walking horses's parentage wasnt known, we did know he was a tennessee walker. We did know the parentage of the rocky but he wasnt registered because he was a gelding, so it was no fault of his own.
how come he wasnt registered?, my horse is registered the AHS and he is a gelding

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post #6 of 27 Old 03-14-2010, 03:31 PM
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Because some Rocky breeders, they being one of them, don't register their geldings unless they're intending to show them or are show quality. He was just a trail gelding, so they didnt bother to do it.
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Even if you know for a fact that both parents were registered to a particular breed, if there are no papers that ever existed or were lost and being impossible (for whatever reason) to be duplicated, the horse would be sold as a grade. You may give all the explanation to a prospective buyer that you want but ... no registration papers to a breed = grade horse. There are "boutique" registries such as Pinto Horse, or Palomino Horse, etc but those are color registries and really doesn't add value to a horse.

In any case, my palomino, Hollywood, is a grade. I have no idea of his breeding whatsoever.

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post #8 of 27 Old 03-14-2010, 04:10 PM
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Hehe, all my horses have been grade purebreds. I always thought it was weird..

Rocky, grade Rocky Mountain Horse (pretty sure is was because he is under the height limit)




Buddy, grade QH, if he was ever registered god knows what happened to the papers, but I sorta doubt he was




Kainne, grade TB, no clue why he was never registered but he wasn't..

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Abby, I know she has Appaloosa and some sort of pony in her but no idea. No papers, no information of where she came from..nothing. She is a good horse though. :P








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post #10 of 27 Old 03-14-2010, 06:52 PM
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Jake is a Belgian cross, and Dai is draft something-or-other. Some have suggested spotted draft...all I know is they're both big and grade and were waiting for me to walk out of the barn with carrots when this was taken.
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