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post #11 of 57 Old 11-22-2010, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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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.
Hm. That's odd. I wonder why his former owner said he was an Appy? It wouldn't have changed my decision to buy him, I bought him for his personality...
It's just weird because the former owner is a horse trainer and breeder..you'd think he would know a dapple grey from an Appaloosa...
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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 this as well. Being an appy person myself, I really don't see any appy characteristics at all. The horse is a dapple grey, I don't see any LP type spots whatsoever. And I have not seen Appys with blue eyes. No mottled skin, no striped hooves.

Horse looks like a grade QH/Paint to me. I think whoever sold him to you as an appy was incorrect.



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It's just weird because the former owner is a horse trainer and breeder..you'd think he would know a dapple grey from an Appaloosa...
Not saying it is the case with this person just saying; Not all trainers are created equal. Pretty much anyone can say they are a trainer. It does not mean they have a clue, really.
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Not saying it is the case with this person just saying; Not all trainers are created equal. Pretty much anyone can say they are a trainer. It does not mean they have a clue, really.
Bravo!


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Not saying it is the case with this person just saying; Not all trainers are created equal. Pretty much anyone can say they are a trainer. It does not mean they have a clue, really.
Exactly.

You asked, and we told you. I see no Appy characteristics in that horse.

He has no Appy markings, and he's built like a QH. Could he be part Appy? Maybe, but I'm sure not seeing it.
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Not saying it is the case with this person just saying; Not all trainers are created equal. Pretty much anyone can say they are a trainer. It does not mean they have a clue, really.
I know that he is a good trainer. He's trained all of his horses and he trains other people's horses as well and they are all really well mannered. He works on everything with them from riding, being tacked up and groomed, standing tied, and desensitizing them.
I've seen him interact with them and work with them, and he's a really good trainer, in my opinion.

I'm just curious as to how he came to the conclusion that Wildfire is an Appy...
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I'm just curious as to how he came to the conclusion that Wildfire is an Appy...
Why don't you ask him?
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I'm just curious as to how he came to the conclusion that Wildfire is an Appy...
Why are you so bothered about this? The horse obviously isn't registered, so what difference does it make what breeding he has? He's a grade. If you wanted a particular breed, you should have bought a registered animal.

If it doesn't matter to you, then why are you so all fired certain he HAS to be an Appy, because that's what you were told?

He looks like any other grade QH cross to me. That's not a bad thing.
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Why are you so bothered about this? The horse obviously isn't registered, so what difference does it make what breeding he has? He's a grade. If you wanted a particular breed, you should have bought a registered animal.

If it doesn't matter to you, then why are you so all fired certain he HAS to be an Appy, because that's what you were told?

He looks like any other grade QH cross to me. That's not a bad thing.
I'm not questioning all of your opinions, I'm just thinking out loud as to how his former owner might have been confused.
It doesn't bother me AT ALL that he isn't an Appaloosa, I'm just a bit bothered by the fact that I was told something that turned out to not be true.
Before buying him I knew that he wasn't registered and that he was gelded, so obviously I don't want to show or breed him. I just wanted a well trained horse that I can love on and go for trail rides with.

Again, I'm not arguing that fact that he's not an Appaloosa. I'm simply just trying to figure out what he is so that I don't tell people he's an Appaloosa when he isn't.

Does that make sense?
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He could quite possibly be half Appy & just didn't inherit the LP gene, or one of his parents was half appy. My old horse was a dappled gray QH/Appy cross, but he had absolutely no Appy characteristics. That could be a reason why his former owner said he was an Appy.
His blue eyes are an indication that he's some sort of pinto as well (I'd say most probably Splash, possibly Frame). He has eyeliner, which can be a trait of both Splash & Sabino. His nose looks pink, and if you look above his eyes in the 2nd pic there is a faint outline where he's a bit darker, so I'm betting he had a big white face before he grayed out.
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