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    11-09-2013, 10:18 AM
  #11
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LOL!! My first thought was That's the CUTEST TB head I've ever seen! I bet he is a QH.

Very handsome and friendly looking horse!

Nancy
     
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    11-09-2013, 10:54 AM
  #12
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Originally Posted by wyominggrandma    
that's what I was going to say. Appendix QH. Yes, they do race them.
My daughters barrel horse looked totally thoroughbred, had a lip tattoo.
Finally, with the help of the forum we found out he was appendix QH.
Found his race record and all his information. It was fun to know
Do you know how you were able to look that up? The qh one seems more difficult than the tb. I could be on the wrong page though haha.
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    11-09-2013, 11:01 AM
  #13
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His back looks like it is in very poor condition. The lack of muscles parallel to his spine (around the withers especially) will indicate that he will probably have a hard time keeping up to ring work. That will also be a hard gorse to fit a saddle to (properly fit a saddle to). Need a bit more weight on him but that will come with time. Other than that he's beautiful. Looks like a Belgian warmblood I used to ride.
     
    11-09-2013, 02:24 PM
  #14
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He's a pretty cute horse for being free! Can't wait to see him with some more weight and muscling. If you can get a friend to help, and can get a good pic of his tattoo, I'm sure that we'll all help with deciphering it for you!
     
    11-09-2013, 07:53 PM
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Actually somebody on here looked up the tattoo for me. I did not have a membership. I wrote down the lip tattoo as best I could and we guessed until we came up with something.
     
    11-10-2013, 11:56 AM
  #16
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Foal
Thanks you guys, he's really been great so far. It's been too wet to do a whole lot out at my barn though. I'm hoping Monday and Tuesday I get to really work with him.

I have him on the purina hydration hay, and a "lite and easy" pellet with a little bit of cool calories..slowly getting him use to them. Then of course he goes outside and is able to graze all day, though its difficult for him because of his funky lack of teeth. He still seems happy to be out and has really hit it off with the younger gelding my other two horses don't care for.
He looks better already, I will get more pictures of him soon.

And I am only planning to use him from trail riding and pleasure riding, no ring work. I ride western as well.

His tattoo I know the numbers are 3444 the letter at the end is more difficult. It bound be a B. I will need to try in a few days for more pictures he's a little fed up with me pulling on his lip everyday to look at his teeth again.

Does anybody know the links for where to find info about looking up off track qh and off track appendix?

I think I found the site to look up appendix race horses, but you have to pay 50$ to do so.
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    11-11-2013, 09:03 PM
  #17
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QH and Appendix QH's both race as QH's, with AQHA. I looked but I too only found the look up for them that costs money. :/ Jockeyclub seems to be the only one with a free tattoo look up but that's only for thoroughbreds so not much help here.

Maybe someone else is more familiar with QH tattoo look ups and can chime in.
     
    11-11-2013, 09:41 PM
  #18
Green Broke
He's really cute. Such a friendly face.
     
    11-11-2013, 10:06 PM
  #19
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I will chime in on the standardbred tattoo (he looks a bit like my stb boy). The USTA (united states trotting association) changed over to a neck freeze brand on the right side about 17 years ago. We have a 25 year old who has a lip tattoo but all our other ones (oldest being 16) are neck branded. They did this because the brands are easier to read and in theory less painful for the horse. So, your new boy is probably not a standardbred unless he is an older model.
     
    11-12-2013, 01:40 AM
  #20
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Foal
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Originally Posted by rookie    
I will chime in on the standardbred tattoo (he looks a bit like my stb boy). The USTA (united states trotting association) changed over to a neck freeze brand on the right side about 17 years ago. We have a 25 year old who has a lip tattoo but all our other ones (oldest being 16) are neck branded. They did this because the brands are easier to read and in theory less painful for the horse. So, your new boy is probably not a standardbred unless he is an older model.

I have a feeling he is an older model of whatever it is that he may be, lol.


His teeth do show quite a bit of age unless some how cribbing can effect their their bottom teeth as well. IMO I don't think his body shows that much age. He is just underweight and needs muscle I believe.


miles6.jpg

And here is a picture of him from yesterday, it warmed up enough for me to give him a quick bath(that he was really good about). With all that fluff wetted down it gives a better idea of what I'm working with. He defintely needs more muscle.

I was able to lunge him today and he was nice about it.. getting him into a trot is bit of a chore, but he will do it and looks nice when he does. I did notice that one of his front feet has a lower heel on it than the other...but it appears he has been neglected of farrier care for quite some time. Hopefully it's nothing major. He isn't lame at all, and moves nicely.

I don't know if the STB are gaited or not...but if they are, he isn't gaited.

Does anybody notice anything from the pictures that would keep him from being ridden for trails/pleasure riding?
Age included. At what age do people stop riding..or does the horse let you know? Does it become apparent they can't hold up to the riding anymore?
From what I know he was being ridden by the people who gave him to the people I got him from(and they only had him for less than a month..9 horses to get rode and only 2-3 people who rode, both of the girls still in school so minimal time to ride in the evenings, he wasn't rode by them).


Thanks for all the help you guys. I do plan to check the aqha, jockey club and maybe stb racing associations to figure out his tattoo...will have to wait on the aqha unfortunately till I have more money. For now I'll just assume he's old
     

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