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post #1 of 13 Old 10-18-2012, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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What breed is this mare? Critique too please!

Putting this up for a friend, I've already given her my opinions as far as breed guess and a critique but we are curious as to what others would say.

This is a 13 year old mare, 15.1hh. She has Rabicano coloring and various Appaloosa characteristics but no mottling.

She has done a handful of dressage lessons with her, a little jumping, a few speed shows but mainly lots of trail riding. The mare isn't very talented in any of these events and the owner is at the "what the heck do/should/can I do with her" point.

Critique conformation please!

Her weight and "shape" varies in the pictures.

Also, what breed would you guess her as? She has a walk that can put a Tennesse walker in the back of the group and she can trot just about as fast as some of my Quarter Horses will in hand gallop, its un-real. Her canter reminds me of some of the gaited/gaited cross horses I've ridden and she is a super slow runner. She could probably out trot her gallop speed.










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She looks identical to a friend of mine's horse who is a Appendix.
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She looks Appendix QH and she is put together pretty nicely too. Dip behind the withers is a bit undesirable and she a bit weak in the coupling.. but has nice angles to her hind legs and nice low hocks and knees.

Now.. she also might be some not so common breed like Missouri Fox trotter or something.

She looks a nice one.

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no doubt this mare has plenty of QH in her with that prominent hip. I also see some walker in her head, the straight nose which is not a TB nose...and her tiny nostrils, so cute. Her long gaskins/stifles and forearms do say that she is a gaited breed which you describe. i would say this mare is built for trails and endurance.
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I would guess at Appendix QH as well.

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Hmmm. Appendix I just do not see! My guess is Quarter/MFT. I would think if she was Appendix she would be capable of doing some events that she just cannot do, she looks like running a gaited horse around a barrel.

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roaning Appy or Appy/QH
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post #9 of 13 Old 10-19-2012, 12:05 AM
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QH...however I see no Appy.

The white hairs are Rabicano, the white in the eye isn't caused by the Appy genes.
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hard to tell, does she have a white sclera, striped hooves and white hairs in her tail and all over her body ?
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