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post #1 of 13 Old 12-03-2012, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
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Looking for history on my Paint Horse

Thor in the Snow - 2005.jpg

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Thor - Trip to SD - 2009.jpgHello All,

I don't know if this is the right sub-forum to post this, but the readers here seem to know a lot about paints, so figured this might be the right crowd. A friend of mine recently had a great success in learning more about a sweet gelding she rescued from an auction, I decided to do a bit of searching on my own handsome boy who I rescued.
I pulled a skinny, young tri-colored Paint gelding from a Feedlot in Little Falls, MN in October of 2005. I named him Thor – he was so long and skinny that he reminded me of my Norwegian relativesJ. We estimate he was a long 3 that year, so is now coming 10. He was almost 16 HH at that point, and has now grown to about 16.2. He is mostly white, but has a brown patch over his butt, black tail, a couple brown spots on his back, and a brown head, neck and shoulders, black mane, and a large white streak down the left side of his neck. When I first got him he was underweight, but has filled out, and is definitely mixed with something drafty.
I have included some pictures of when he was first rescued, and now. If anyone has any information I would love to learn more about his history.
Again, what I know
· Purchased from a Feedlot in Little Falls in Oct. 2005
· He was likely foaled in 2003
· Tri-colored Paint
· Likely has some draft or possibly Friesian in him

However he came into be at the feedlot that day – I am extremely grateful! He has been an AMAZING horse, so talented, gorgeous, and has been my trusty companion for many years. I look forward to so many more wonderful years!
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post #2 of 13 Old 12-03-2012, 12:29 AM
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He is beautiful! He's lucky to have you. I love his color and big solid build.
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post #3 of 13 Old 12-03-2012, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
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I should also note - I'm located in Minnesota. As was the feedlot, and likely where Thor came from.
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post #4 of 13 Old 12-03-2012, 12:12 PM
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I'm curious as to why you think he has draft in him?
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post #5 of 13 Old 12-03-2012, 12:30 PM
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I'm not seeing much draft influence in these photos. He reminds me of a standardbred cross I used to know.
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post #6 of 13 Old 12-03-2012, 12:34 PM
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Hmm, where are you seeing draft or Friesian in him?
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Not seeing Friesian or other drafty types. He looks to have a Standardbred head, and they're often crossed with paints.

Glad he's turned out to be a great horse for you, but if you bought him at a feedlot when he was two, there probably isn't much history to learn. Chances are his breeder culled him, and that's how he wound up there.
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post #8 of 13 Old 12-03-2012, 12:57 PM
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Handsome fellow, but most likely you will not be able to get much info 7 years after the fact. I also don't see any indication of draft/Friesian.
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post #9 of 13 Old 12-03-2012, 01:00 PM
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Photos 2 is a different horse than the other pics. Maybe you put the wrong pic up for 2? Handsome fellow, but most likely you will not be able to get much info 7 years after the fact.
Photo 2 has the mane up and tidy so the white on the neck is exposed - the other shot from that same side has the dark mane down and covering the neck -- if you look closely you can see the underline of the white area under the mane.
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Photo 2 has the mane up and tidy so the white on the neck is exposed - the other shot from that same side has the dark mane down and covering the neck -- if you look closely you can see the underline of the white area under the mane.
Yep I realized my mistake and edited my post
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