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    12-06-2012, 12:29 AM
What breed is he?

I bought my gelding from a farm. They didn't know anything about him and he had no papers, they didn't even know how old he was. No shots, no coggins, needed farrier, etc...

So, he looks a little like a quarter horse cross. He's not gaited. He's a dapple gray, and I have a lot of photos of him on my profile. Opinions on what breed he looks like??

Some people say he looks like he has a little appaloosa in him, but I don't see it. He definitely does not have the quarter horse round rear or stocky build. He's... dainty. Haha He's about 14.3-15hh, SQHB saddle fit, high withered, vet says 5 years old, big nose.

Is there a place I can send a blood sample to, where they can tell me his breed mix? I looked on the internet, but they says it's only available for registries, which he is not a part of (to my knowledge!).
I wish there was a way I could track him back through all his owners, but the people I bought him from swore they had no information on him.
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    12-06-2012, 01:06 AM
Green Broke
Could not pull up the albums and see the horse. I saw one pic only with the horses hoof leg up like it was hugging you , if this is the horse I would say quarter type /cross .. tb ?
    12-06-2012, 01:16 AM
I have no idea about the blood sample, but my guess is he is a Arabian or a Arab cross. He just has the look of one to me. I attached a picture of my aunt's purebred, registered Arabian. He is the one on the right. Don't they look similar? Sorry for him being sweaty, we had just finished a day long ride.
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    12-06-2012, 01:18 AM
Blue is a bit thicker though, so maybe Arab/TB?
    12-06-2012, 09:30 AM
ParaIndy, he does look a lot like your aunts Arabian. Maybe he's a Quab. Hahaha. He has an unusually thick nose, I have the hardest time fitting him to hackamores, even extended all the way out they don't fit in the right place: [IMG][/IMG]
    12-06-2012, 09:42 AM
Green Broke
I could believe he's part Arab. They don't all have tiny noses or dished heads.
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    12-06-2012, 09:46 AM
Don't see any Arab in there at all, sorry. I vote for Azteca....Quarter-Andalusian cross. The longer head, the nose, small cheeks, neck set. Could you post a pic of him trotting?
    12-06-2012, 10:40 AM
Originally Posted by deserthorsewoman    
Don't see any Arab in there at all, sorry. I vote for Azteca....Quarter-Andalusian cross. The longer head, the nose, small cheeks, neck set. Could you post a pic of him trotting?
I'll take a pic of him trotting. He holds his head and tail up high and prances. It's really cute. But my neighbor breeds PRE's and I can't see any of their features in Blue, his neck is actually kind of short and he has thick legs, and doesn't have that round arch that the Andalusian breed has. Plus he's very short.
    12-06-2012, 11:11 AM
Don't want to go into the breeding philosophy of some people...but for Aztecas, not always the finest Andalusians are used, or he would have papers.
    12-06-2012, 02:21 PM
Yes, he didn't have any sort of paperwork. I wish there was a way to track down his owner history! Heck, he could be a mix with a little of every breed for all I know. I know nothing about breeds. Obviously. Hahaha. My neighbor trains his PRE's for dressage, his horses are amazingly beautiful. If I could attach photos from my phone, I'd be able to show a lot more of him moving.

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