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post #1 of 17 Old 10-30-2012, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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What color is our new pony? Breed ideas?

About a month ago I went out to look at this pony that I saw on craigslist:


When I got there I met a very sweet pony who looked like this:


Yikes! Vet scored her as a 2.5- she was worse than the pics capture. I couldn't leave her- a month of good hay and our great vet doing her teeth/worming, and she looks great. Pretty much everything the ad said seems to have been made up as far as her training/experience, so I'm not too sure of breed either.








I bought her as a buckskin haflinger/quarter horse cross. She is 13hh and now tapes at about 700 lbs. She is 9. The vet and my trainer think she has icelandic in her. We do have a large icey farm in town, so they are somewhat common here. She walks like she is gaited, but she does trot. Do you have a breed opinion, besides pony?

I asked the vet what color she was, and he didn't know either. She isn't yellow enough for buckskin I think. She is pangare for sure. She has sort of a hint of darker hair on her spine, but not a real stripe like for dun. She has a palomino foal before I got her. I don't know what the stud was though-fence jumper. She is marked like a wild type bay, but is too light/goldey for bay? She has light edges to her mane like a fjord would, but not as wide. She has a tuft of light at the base of her tail too. I don't know- that's why I'm asking the experts here. :)
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post #2 of 17 Old 10-30-2012, 12:27 AM
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No idea but she's gorgeous!

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post #3 of 17 Old 10-30-2012, 12:37 AM
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My first impression was of a sandy bay with pangere.

There's something about her build that makes me think Fjord. It might be the neck.

All that aside, she's beautiful and you've done wonders for her.
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Thank you! :)
I told her when I met her that if she would agree to be kind to my stepkids and my beginner mom I would make her life better for as long as she lives. She has kept her promise so far.

She was in her first show yesterday- did leadline trail, leadline extreme trail, leadline pattern class and leadline speed class. She was her division high point. :)

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post #5 of 17 Old 10-30-2012, 01:01 AM
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She's definitely a mealy bay as for her breed hmm....
My best guesses are Haflinger cross... how big is she? She's absolutely adorable is what she is!!! I'd take her in a split second What a love! Congrats
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post #6 of 17 Old 10-30-2012, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
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She sticks at 13 hands even. The sad pony pic is the first day she arrived at our barn- my husband is holding her. She taped at 620 that day, more like 675 now. My trainer told me (after she had put on enough weight to ride) " she doesn't know anything. but she is so kind that she is good at faking like she knows what you are asking." She is a dear heart.
I am trying to figure out a show name for her. Driving away down her then owner's driveway the night I went to meet her our car was buzzed by a great horned owl-only the second one I have ever seen. He flew so close he almost touched the windshield. I have an affinity for raptors (hawks and falcons), so i took him as a sign that we should bring her home. I want to find an owl name for her. :)

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post #8 of 17 Old 10-30-2012, 01:50 AM
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Such a cutie. Good work with her, she looks so happy and healthy. Sounds like u got just what you needed with her. She looks huge, but is only 13hands, she's like a little tank! I love big stout ponies!
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post #9 of 17 Old 10-30-2012, 02:38 AM
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She sent me a message that she wants to live with Biscuit and Sarge!!!

She is just gorgeous. It is a shame they let such a beauty get in that shape and so glad you saved her.

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post #10 of 17 Old 10-30-2012, 04:27 AM
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Bay with pangare is what she is. A beautiful example of it too
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