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post #1 of 11 Old 11-16-2012, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
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Trying to figure out breed...

Lucy came with no papers, which is no problem with me. I was told she was a bay quarter horse....But, she stands 17.2 (just measured today) and they say that is more than most quarter horses....She has a long neck and the other odd thing is she has dapples on her hindquarters. So im not totally sure. Any suggestions...I just want to know for myself. I wish I had a closer up side view of her so you could see her dapples and how long her neck really is.
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post #2 of 11 Old 11-16-2012, 12:30 AM
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She is huge! But I think she could be a foundation quarter horse.

Theres two types of quarter horses. Theres foundation and then the more commonly known regular quarter horse. Foundation quarterhorses are large and stocky, very athletic and have an amazing personality. In the 1960's people decided to start breeding thoroughbreds and others into quarterhorses to make a 'better' 'faster' breed. However, it just ruined the foundation of a quarterhorse that people had spent hundreds of years to create the perfect breed. The newer quarterhorses are a little smaller, skinnier, and have much less nice dispositions.
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Also, I definitely see some morgan in her neck
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She is quite a big girl....I'm only 5 feet tall :) and she does have an awesome personality.....As far as athletic, she loves to run....I just got her about 2 months ago, and haven't gotten to work with her much yet. Thank you for your input :)
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One person had told me they saw Morgan and another said Thoroughbred, I haven't a clue.
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post #6 of 11 Old 11-16-2012, 12:35 AM
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Yeah! Its really interesting stuff about the foundation quarterhorses, they also tend to have more roman noses than most breeds which you can see she has! And generally somewhat largish ears, which she also has!
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Yeah! Its really interesting stuff about the foundation quarterhorses, they also tend to have more roman noses than most breeds which you can see she has! And generally somewhat largish ears, which she also has!
Awesome, I am going to research them now....How interesting.
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I think she could possibly be a TB/draft. That would explain for her height, because, Mariss, 17.2 is EXTREMELY tall for QH, especially a foundation. They were made to be small, strong, sturdy, all-around horses, and a 17 hand horse isn't what I think of as a small horse. The "newer" QH are being bred taller and leaner, but even so, she doesn't look really much like a QH. It's hard to tell with those pictures, but my friend has a TB/Clydesdale cross, and I definitely see some similarities between them. And that would explain for the dapples.
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I was going to start thinking about some kind of draft or warmblood. That kind of dappling on a brown coat is seen in drafts and warmbloods , sometimes.

This might sound dumb, but are you sure you measured correctly? I mean, there's nothing in that photo to give us a visual to scale from, but she does't LOOK like a large horse.
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I was going to start thinking about some kind of draft or warmblood. That kind of dappling on a brown coat is seen in drafts and warmbloods , sometimes.

This might sound dumb, but are you sure you measured correctly? I mean, there's nothing in that photo to give us a visual to scale from, but she does't LOOK like a large horse.
She was measured by the vet, whom has worked with horses for 25 years. So i'm hoping she was measured correctly :)
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