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post #1 of 14 Old 03-05-2012, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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What is he??

My barn owner purchased this gelding a year ago. He is 16.2hh and was advertised as a "quarter horse" My best guess is belgian/appaloosa, but I would love to hear your oppinions.

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post #2 of 14 Old 03-05-2012, 08:31 PM
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Looks like a roman nosed bay roan quarter horse to me.

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post #3 of 14 Old 03-05-2012, 08:53 PM
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I like your guess. I do see draft in him, for sure.

IT's distantly possible that he is a mustang/draft cross, too. There were some draft stallions released into wild horse herds back in the 20's or earlier to help breed "free" farm horses of a good draft type. I think in particular in the Oregon herds, but please correct me if I am wrong on that.
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post #4 of 14 Old 03-07-2012, 05:16 PM
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I would guess QH Appy breeding. Appy's aren't a specific breed so he could very well have something else in him

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post #5 of 14 Old 03-07-2012, 09:44 PM
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I see no Belgian in this horse at all. I'd say he is Appy x QH.

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post #6 of 14 Old 03-07-2012, 09:58 PM
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Wow, he has a sexy butt. I do see some Belgian in him.

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post #7 of 14 Old 03-07-2012, 10:05 PM
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I don't know much about breeds but to me he looks like he has some sort of draft in him. To me he looks big in a drafty way rather then a QH way. Also the feathering on the fetlock makes me think this. I could see appy in there because of the colour but I'm not sure.

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post #8 of 14 Old 03-07-2012, 10:13 PM
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I think you are right! Belgian/Appy!
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post #9 of 14 Old 03-07-2012, 10:18 PM
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I see a lot of draft hints; the shape of his hooves, the feathering on the fetlock, the long nose, the way he is very short coupled, his neck which is pretty short and his big shoulder.
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post #10 of 14 Old 03-08-2012, 09:24 AM
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Does he have any mottling on his nose or around his eyes? If so he has Appy in him. BUt i can tell he has Quarter in him too. But my guess would be Appy/Quarter.

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