Originally Posted by christabelle
Hey neighbor! I am about an hour outside of Palomino valley, in Dayton. I know she got him at the local BLM auction... I don't know if he is local though. Around here there are two large herds of mostly bays, and a couple paints. I have seen a couple Appaloosas here and there, but never a dilute (running in a herd).:
well the blm would have his herd information - what herd/location he came from and typically if you talk to any of the wranglers or managers they know a lot about the different traits of each herd. It's quite helpful if you're wondering about a specific horse, etc. perhaps you could ask?
He is cute though! My roommate has two mustangs that she adopted from the BLM facility here. One is a tank of a mare - maybe 14.3hh and almost as wide (haha). She looks very spanish in build and movement (grulla as well) which seems to be a trait of her herd. The other is a paint gelding who is maybe 15hh and he has a lot of tb look/movement to him but with some appy type influence (short/sparse mane and tail). Also indicative of the herd he came from.