Originally Posted by Speed Racer
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?
I never saw her get fired up or bothered. She is just curious and is defending the man. Jeez.
He has a white face like an overo paint (you can see the outline of his facial markings)... maybe one warm day you can take a hose to him and try to find any pinto markings. Look for mottling. Is his manly-part mottled? I remember we had a little palomino gelding that was extremely light-colored. He had a wide blaze and looked solid everywhere. We just figured he was a mutt, but when we hosed him down we found spots and mottling on his skin. He was built a lot like your horse, just smaller. He certainly didn't show any "characteristics" of an appy, but he definitely had spots. We still called him a mutt though, haha.