Hey horsey peoples out there!
This is my first time actually posting a forum on here.
I'm pretty bad about just silently lurking the pages. Hehe!
When I got my mare, I was told she was a quarter horse/appaloosa mix. The thing is... she has no papers AND the rescues, especially the one I got her from, aren't very reliable. They don't seem to be very horse knowledgeable.
I'm been trying forever to figure out her breed! Ugh.
She's 14.3 hands and weighs about 1,000 pounds. She's could be a tad chunky, but that's okay. She's spoiled. (;
If you can't notice very well in the pictures, she is grey with red flea-bitten speckles, a slightly dished face, one striped hoof, mottled skin on bottom lip, a single white sock (only visible when she is being bathed), a short back, narrow barrel, and a medium-high set tail that flips to one side when running.
She's a bit of a hot horse. If she could have it her way, she would be galloping through endless pastures all day long. She hates arena work and jumping show jumps, but loves trail rides and cross country jumps. She's not flighty, but instead loves to investigate things. Sometimes I can't get her away from them! :'D She liked to rear and buck, but I think I've corrected her away from these habits. Again, she's wild! Oh, my little bronco. C: She's very sweet and loves to be right next to you. She'll follow you anywhere without a lead.
Her trot is very floaty. It looks so effortless (even though she's heavily built)! It is a nice, ground covering extended stride. It is also pretty bumpy compared to other stock horses I've ridden. That could be a result of her short back, though. :/ Her canter is pretty smooth (from what I can tell while lungeing her). She's still a greenie in training, so I can't say too much about her canter. She has wonderful bending and turning talent. I swear, she could turn on a dime! When she acts up, I'll spin her in a tight (almost like a reining) circle.
I'm thinking she could be part Pony of America or Arabian.
What discipline do you think she would excel best in?