Guess Wildfire's breed? - The Horse Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 57 Old 11-21-2010, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 14
• Horses: 0
Guess Wildfire's breed?

Hey,
I just got my first horse last week. He's a 7 year old gelding named that I named Wildfire.
I'm just wondering about his breed/color. He doesn't have papers, but his former owner says he's an Appaloosa, but I've heard others say that he's not an Appy, but a dapple grey.
He has a tendancy to look really washed out in pictures. In person, you can see his spots much better, and they are brownish grey. He has blue eyes and a blonde and grey mane and tail. His rump and back legs have alot of grey coloring and spots, as well as a bit of light brown mixed in with the grey. No matter what breed he is, it doesn't matter to me, I'm just curious!





Lucky89 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 57 Old 11-21-2010, 01:44 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 4,325
• Horses: 2
He does look more like a dapple grey. He may have Appy breeding, perhaps that's why they mentioned him being an Appy. Hard to tell with his eyes because they are blue not wall-eyed, he doesnt appear to have any mottling either. Are his hooves striped?
Does he have any red flecking starting in his coat?
Gorgeous face btw!

"If a horse fails to do something that is because he was not trained to do it. If a horse fails to do something properly that is because he was not trained properly."
www.wildestheartart.com
lilruffian is offline  
post #3 of 57 Old 11-21-2010, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 14
• Horses: 0
No red flecking, and I'm pretty sure he doesn't have stripes on his hooves. 3 of his hooves are light colored (tan), and he has one black hoof (his back right one).
Also, his face has pink skin, and the rest of his body has black skin.
Lucky89 is offline  
post #4 of 57 Old 11-21-2010, 02:02 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 4,325
• Horses: 2
Well unless he has Appy breeding, I don't see how he could be one if he has no characteristics. I had a gelding who was a reg. Appy, but he had no spot patters, just a blaze & 4 socks. He did, however, have the mottled skin, wall-eye & striped hooves.

"If a horse fails to do something that is because he was not trained to do it. If a horse fails to do something properly that is because he was not trained properly."
www.wildestheartart.com
lilruffian is offline  
post #5 of 57 Old 11-21-2010, 03:05 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Georgia
Posts: 3,246
• Horses: 2
Wildfire, like from the song?


He doesn't look like an appy to me, but that's not to say he doesn't have appy in him somewhere. He may just be a heinz 57 stock horse with a very pretty coat.
Brighteyes is offline  
post #6 of 57 Old 11-21-2010, 04:51 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 4,260
• Horses: 15
He sure is pretty. I don't see anything that screams Appaloosa to me. Love the blue eyes!

100% Anti-Slaughter and PROUD of it!
ShutUpJoe is offline  
post #7 of 57 Old 11-21-2010, 04:53 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Crookston, MN
Posts: 212
• Horses: 1
Wall-eyes are not characteristics of Appy's just to let you know lilruffian. I think you mean the scelera, which is the white around the eye where as wall-eyes are actually blue eyes.

As for your horse, I am going to guess a quarter horse or qh cross, perhaps appy which is why the previous owner mentioned that.
Icyred is offline  
post #8 of 57 Old 11-22-2010, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 14
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brighteyes View Post
Wildfire, like from the song?


He doesn't look like an appy to me, but that's not to say he doesn't have appy in him somewhere. He may just be a heinz 57 stock horse with a very pretty coat.
Yes, like the song. And there's also a tv show called "Wildfire" that's about a horse.
Lucky89 is offline  
post #9 of 57 Old 11-22-2010, 09:13 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Posts: 16,259
• Horses: 3
He looks like a QH cross to me.

Those are dapples, not Appy spots.

Whoever told you he was Appy was either pulling your leg, or that's what they'd been told themselves.

That horse has no Appy characteristics whatsoever.
Speed Racer is online now  
post #10 of 57 Old 11-22-2010, 09:39 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: In a land far far away, or so I wish.
Posts: 12,825
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Speed Racer View Post
He looks like a QH cross to me.

Those are dapples, not Appy spots.

Whoever told you he was Appy was either pulling your leg, or that's what they'd been told themselves.

That horse has no Appy characteristics whatsoever.
I have to agree with the ever so wise SR!

Stock breed cross of some type that is a fading gray with dapples.
Alwaysbehind is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
guess the breed bigdream86 Horse Breeds 8 11-02-2012 11:41 PM
Can you guess the Breed??? Shalani Horse Breeds 9 10-06-2010 09:55 PM
Guess the Breed (Guess Correctly then it's your turn) Phantomstallion Horse Breeds 33 04-10-2010 12:05 AM
Guess the breed 3 Nutty Saddler Horse Breeds 4 06-14-2009 03:06 AM
Guess the breed 2 Nutty Saddler Horse Breeds 14 06-08-2009 02:31 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome