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post #1 of 14 Old 12-07-2011, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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Breed Identity/Conformation Opinions Please

Anyone have thoughts on breed of this mare. She is 3 1/2 about 14.1H and 850-875 pounds. She was taken from a bad situation as a 2 year old and her identity was never verified as far as breed. So just looking for opinions anyone may have.
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post #2 of 14 Old 12-07-2011, 10:45 PM
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I see Morgan. And something that passed on feathering...?
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post #3 of 14 Old 12-07-2011, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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Interesting thanks, where or what in her indicates Morgan to you? The feathering is from her winter coat and disappears in the summer. Hope that helps.
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post #4 of 14 Old 12-07-2011, 11:07 PM
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I thought Morgan, too. Mainly because of the body style. Face structure.

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post #5 of 14 Old 12-07-2011, 11:21 PM
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I thought Morgan, too. Mainly because of the body style. Face structure.
That's what I was thinking. Last year we went to UVM in Vermont and visited their Morgan farm. Here are some pix from there, these horses are supposed to be very true to breed, and they look a lot like your horse. (At least to me )
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My first thought was morgan or morgan/arab cross. The face looks more arab to me, hence the cross thought. But her body screams classic morgan to me, especially in that first pic.

As for the feathering, we have a pure morgan mare at our barn who has feathering like that year-round.

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I really don't see the Morgan style neck and body length in her. She also don't move like one.
Does any one see a Standardbred cross. She has extremely fine bone in the legs and long pasturns.
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post #8 of 14 Old 12-07-2011, 11:45 PM
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Honestly, your mare could be a doppleganger for the mare (I'm guessing it's a mare) in that second pic posted by Mickey73. May just be the angle of pic, but their legs look similarly built, as do their necks.

This is a mare for sale on the AMHA (American Morgan Horse Association) website:
http://www.morganhorse.com/pod/img.p...image2&id=5885
Am I the only one seeing that she looks A LOT like your girl? If your mare is finer-boned than that mare is, that lends itself (at least in my opinion) to the theory that she's crossed with arab, possibly.

I definitely don't see standardbred, though.

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Well, she's definitely cute and in good shape. Enjoy her, whatever her breed
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post #10 of 14 Old 12-08-2011, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
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Honestly, your mare could be a doppleganger for the mare (I'm guessing it's a mare) in that second pic posted by Mickey73. May just be the angle of pic, but their legs look similarly built, as do their necks.

This is a mare for sale on the AMHA (American Morgan Horse Association) website:
http://www.morganhorse.com/pod/img.p...image2&id=5885
Am I the only one seeing that she looks A LOT like your girl? If your mare is finer-boned than that mare is, that lends itself (at least in my opinion) to the theory that she's crossed with arab, possibly.

I definitely don't see standardbred, though.
Thanks for the reply and the link.
I don't see the simularity in that photo to my mare other than color. The Morgan is long and stretched looking. My mare is much more compact with a relatively short back. Also does not hold her neck and head like a Morgan. I have never seen the traits of an Arab either,ie: in gaits or tail high movements.
I really have no idea what she is because I have not seen a horse like this personaly.... and I handle a BUNCH. I can tell you her trot is as smooth as they come, you can sit it bareback with little effort.
Feet are small and tight 4 inches wide by 4 inches long. That is smaller than some ponies. So her feet don't match up to the Morgan or Arab breeds as they generally have robust hoofs.
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