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post #1 of 15 Old 10-11-2009, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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What breed do you think he is?

I am new to the forum so still trying to figure it all out. I put this under a different topic but maybe it would fit better here. I got Bo in May of this year and was told he was a Missouri Fox Trotter. But he looks more like a Tennessee Walker to me. He is gaited but mostly paces but it is pretty smooth. He has a very goofy personality. He is about 16.5 HH and real long legged. I wish I had a video of him gaited but he reminds me alot of the Standardbreds when they are pace racing. He can pace and outrun almost any horses canter. His gallop is so fast that it will bring tears to your eyes. I would really like to know what breed he might be. He was a bit thin when I got him but I still haven't got him to put on much weight. If anyone has any ideas on putting weight on him would also be appreciated. He is just tall and lanky. I would appreciate anyones input on his breeding and his confirmation if you can tell anything from the photos. He is constantly eating so I don't have the best confirmation shots. Thanks
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post #2 of 15 Old 10-11-2009, 10:39 AM
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She isn't very thick. To me she looks like a tb cross of some sort. Maybe full thoroughbred?

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post #3 of 15 Old 10-11-2009, 11:45 AM
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id say walker as well, from what ive seen of missouri fox trotters they are usually stockier and his head looks like that twh jug head lol. hes a nice looking horse tho
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post #4 of 15 Old 10-11-2009, 11:53 AM
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wouldnt have a clue of breeds unless it is a shire or a connemara or arab so in that case i am useless. have you had his feet trimmed since the pics, the fronts look too long
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post #5 of 15 Old 10-11-2009, 11:53 AM
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There doesn't appear o be any Saddlebred in her. I agree with My2Geldings about the thoroughbred cross.

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post #6 of 15 Old 10-11-2009, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone for their opinions so far. i don't think he is a thourobred because he is gaited. Where BubbleGum pointed out about his feet being long well that's a long story. The people we got him from messed his feet up pretty bad and he even had an abcess in his right front when we got him. They let his feet grow out so much that his feet look sprayed out. We are working with our farrier about every 6 weeks and getting him trimmed and his feet to looking normal. It has something to do with the white line being to big which is causing his hoof wall to grow out. Something like that anyway. Thanks
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post #7 of 15 Old 10-11-2009, 12:06 PM
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I think he's definately a Tennssee Walking Horse. He's got the face and the hip bones, plus the smooth pacing. A breed characteristic of Tennssee Walking Horses is that their hip bones are more prominent then most breeds. I do see what you're saying about the throughbred though . . . but I only see it a little bit in his face . . . could be wrong though, but I think he's a TN Walker.
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post #8 of 15 Old 10-11-2009, 12:12 PM
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I agree, cant be tb because he's gaited. I would say TWH. A gaiting video would help alot though. :) Is it a running walk? rack? foxtrot? or does he just always pace? Is there any other gait that he shows signs of under saddle besides pacing?
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post #9 of 15 Old 10-11-2009, 12:19 PM
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16.5 hands? Thats not correct...........just say how many inches, divided by 4. the highest anything can go up to is a 3, so like 16.3, 17.3, and then(ex.)14.3 goes to 15 hands. 15 goes to 15.1, etc. and he looks like a ten. walker to me.
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post #10 of 15 Old 10-11-2009, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Thunderhooves for pointing that out. He was 16.3 but just a smudge over though lol. I am just an country girl so all that technical math is just too compicated lol. But you are right he isn't 16.5 he is 16.3.

Mountainhorse44, I wish i could get a video of him gaiting. All I can get him to do is pace. He can go slow kinda like a regular gait that is smooth and then he can pace as fast as most horse canter which is pretty rough.

Does anyone have any ideas of how I could get more weight on him or is he supposed to look like that? I have always had quarter horse so he is my first gaited horse so it is all new to me. Thanks again.
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