Originally Posted by NdAppy
The tests for dogs is notoriously useless and a waste of money. I don't foresee one ever being available for horses that would be worth contemplating spending the money on...
Simplest thing... Either love your grade horse for what it is, our buy a papered horse to know for sure.
I disagree that the tests for dogs are useless. I had one of my rescue dogs tested and he turned out to be a purebreed that I had never heard of before. The breed has some health issues and we were able to manage them from an early age with him.
I know that is a one in a million case. But dog behaviors are sometimes very closely linked to their breed or type, so knowing can help you understand some of your dog's weird behaviors.
It's not that I don't love my unpapered horse. If I cared about papers, I'd buy a papered horse. He definitely wasn't any cheaper than one with papers. And he goes nicer and wins more than my registered horses. It's just a curiosity thing.
If he was a grade QH or paint, I don't think I would be so curious. But he is a blue roan (which narrows down his possible breeds), pony sized, and horse shaped, and is super athletic. I would buy a million more of whatever mix he is!