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    09-07-2011, 02:52 PM
  #11
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I can show you pics of several different polo pony mares, all of which were quarter horses (NOT crosses...there were three horses that we used that weren't quarter horses, but I only have pics of one of them), and they all look incredibly different. A couple of them are as chunky and stout as your friend's boy. Others look lean enough to be thoroughbreds.

To me, he looks like a good ol' boy quarter horse.
     
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    09-07-2011, 02:54 PM
  #12
Green Broke
He looks like a Quarter Horse.
     
    09-07-2011, 03:27 PM
  #13
Foal
He looks like qh x to me, he's so sweet x
     
    09-07-2011, 06:24 PM
  #14
Weanling
Thanks everyone :) Ill tell her what you have all thought The only Qh I've ever seen is my old man who is crossed with a Stock horse and he is no where near as chunky as Toby. I've never really given it much thought as to what Qhs actually look like lol Im usually pretty good at picking the breed haha Not this time round!

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Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum    
I can show you pics of several different polo pony mares, all of which were quarter horses (NOT crosses...there were three horses that we used that weren't quarter horses, but I only have pics of one of them), and they all look incredibly different. A couple of them are as chunky and stout as your friend's boy. Others look lean enough to be thoroughbreds.

To me, he looks like a good ol' boy quarter horse.
Yeah that would be good if you could Drafty. Thanks
     
    09-07-2011, 06:30 PM
  #15
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Okay...keep in mind that all these mares (except one) are AQHA registered quarter horses. One is double-registered AQHA and APHA, as far as I know.

Candy (20yo mare...about 14hh):

Paleface (16yo mare...about 15.1hh):


Strawberry (on left...14yo mare...about 14.1hh) and Summer (palomino on right...12yo mare...about 15.3hh):

Sassie (in middle...17yo mare...about 13.2-13.3hh...registered AQHA and APHA...she's a buckskin overo), Summer (on right...palomino pictured in previous pic) and Tess (on left...10yo TB mare...about 16hh...only one of three non-QH mares we had...the other two were a quarab and a freisian cross):
     
    09-07-2011, 06:37 PM
  #16
Weanling
Lovely horses! I really like Paleface!
     
    09-07-2011, 06:48 PM
  #17
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Originally Posted by Calmwaters    
Lovely horses! I really like Paleface!
You wouldn't have liked her if you had had to ride her, trust me. I was the only one who would willingly ride her.

1-She was a pain to saddle because she acted terrified of the saddle and saddle pad (until she realized that you were going to saddle her regardless of how stupid she acted and then she stood there quietly). The first time I went to saddle her, she sat back HARD on her lead. I hadn't been warned about her bad habit, so I dropped the saddle and pad and smacked her on the shoulder. She stood there for a second going "Oh crap! Someone who won't put up with my stupidity!" and was an angel after that. We had a lesson going on in the arena (she was tied to the rail at a different point in the arena than she is in those pics) and the girls were horrified that I had hit her when she was scared.

2-Her saddle shifted to the right CONSTANTLY. Regardless of how tight you tightened the girth (got off multiple times the first time I rode her to try to tighten the girth up, but after the second time, there was no room left to tighten it), the saddle would still shift. We couldn't change saddles (these horses were "donated" to us by a polo barn/trail riding facility two hours away and came with their own specific saddles that were labeled) and that wasn't the issue anyway. She just had wonky gaits. Even on completely level ground in the arena her saddle would shift.

3-She was NOT kid-friendly, so the only time she got used was when we did trail rides. Which meant that she needed to be exercised far more than the other horses that got used almost every day. And, because I was the only one that would put up with her issues willingly, I was the one to exercise her. She did have a nice trot and lope though. She was our lead horse on the trail.

4-She was dumber than dirt. Seriously. When we were out on trail rides with just us wranglers, I would let her try to snatch bites of grass and weeds off the side of the trail as we were passing, just to watch her fail. She would literally just snatch at air and keep on going like nothing had happened.

She was a good solid horse under saddle, though. The head wrangler and I were on a ride and were kind of exploring around the camp. She was riding Sassie and I was, of course, riding Paleface. We came upon a trio of mule deer and spooked them. Sassie had a fit as the deer bounded off, but Paleface just looked back at me like "What's all the fuss about?" She crossed creeks, went over fallen logs, came within a hundred feet of burning underbrush (they were doing control burns in that neck of the woods, but we didn't realize they were that close to the camp when we set off on our ride), climbed a half-mile long, rocky hill (unmaintained forest service road), and barely broke a sweat.

One of my friends once said that it looked like they chopped up four different horses and pieced them back together pell-mell, and that's how they ended up with Paleface. Lol
     
    09-07-2011, 07:32 PM
  #18
Weanling
Ok yea I see the qh in toby now But I still think he is definitely crossed with some sort of draft or something. His neck (you can't really see in the pics) is REALLY thick!!!! Thanks for the pics
     
    09-07-2011, 07:35 PM
  #19
Weanling
LOL she just had her way of doing things.
     
    09-07-2011, 07:35 PM
  #20
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Originally Posted by happygoose123    
Ok yea I see the qh in toby now But I still think he is definitely crossed with some sort of draft or something. His neck (you can't really see in the pics) is REALLY thick!!!! Thanks for the pics
I need to get a pic of Bubba, one of the dude string horses at the barn where we board. He looks a lot like your friend's boy in build, except he's bay. He literally looks like someone took a big draft horse (like a belgian) and lopped it off at the knees, as he's only 14.2hh. He's a registered QH as well. Just sayin'...
     

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