I have two horses - Golley and Brisco. They are Blazers. Never heard of one? Honestly, I'm not very surprised. Blazers are not very common - at least ad far as I know.
Blazers were first bred in Star, Idaho by Neil Hinck - the founding father. He combined the Morgan, American Quarter Horse, American Saddlebred, and the Thoroughbred. Little Blaze was the first Blazer - bred in 1959.
Blazers are bred to be no smaller than 13 hands and no bigger than 15 hands. However, one of my horses (Brisco) is white, has blue eyes, and is about 17 hands. He is a blazer, he just can't be registered as one because Blazers technically cannot be white, or blue-eyed.
Amberly, I find this all very interesting - colour aside. I also find the registry information, very lacking on the history of the breed. Maybe you can fill us in or suggest someone with reliable knowledge of the breed, to join and jump in here.
So Little Blaze was the first Blazer, right? According to research I did on my own, he was possibly a QH x Morgan and was not the end results of many generations of trial and error, to get a particular look. So this crossbred horse must have been bred to the other breeds listed, which would have then produced tons of other crossbreds. To get a 'breed' which breeds true, it would have taken many more generations of trial and error, to say nothing of careful culling when the horses reached adulthood, for the Blazers to have become a breed. I found that the reason for the breed, was to breed a smallish, big-boned breed, for ranch work. Strange then, that the founder would have added Thoroughbreds and Saddlebreds into the mix which would have added finer bone and taller horses than desired. Is there a list of pedigrees anywhere, showing the generations of several horses and the breeds introduced?
1959 is a very short time really, for a breed to have been formed. Several of Blazers grandchildren in fact, could still be alive. I'd like to see a lot more information on exactly which horses of each breed were used. Since the breed was actually founded so short a time ago, all the horses would/should have been pictures and their pedigrees, well documented. I guess I'm surprised there is not a lot more information on the registry website. Maybe someone should fill us in.
By the very few photographs I've seen, the breed looks more like a QH than any other breed.
Can you show us pictures of your own horse and maybe pics of his sire and dam.