Seriously, does she look that much like an ottb? - The Horse Forum
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post #1 of 12 Old 10-04-2008, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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Seriously, does she look that much like an ottb?

I'm having a hard time convincing stallion owners (looking to breed my mare in the future) that she's a Tennessee Walker. They keep saying "Are you SURE she's not an ottb? Or maybe half tb?" She is full blooded, registered TWH. Sure, I wasn't there at the moment she came to be to double check the stallion and dam, but I'm as sure as any horse owner can be that she's out of two Walkers. She has a gorgeous gait. I'm breeding for a hj walker because she is so talented at it, and considering cross breeding. So when I call a Friesian owner (to get a Friewalker) or the like, the conversation generally turns to 15 minutes of me assuring the owner that she is, indeed, at least I'm as reasonably sure as I can be, a Tennessee Walker. I have to tell them the whole soring story to slightly convince them, and even then some still think a tb jumped the fence.

That's the pic they always see. Do you see it? I don't, maybe a little. She's not your typical walker, I guess.

What do you think of her shape? She's getting some muscle back finally, do you see any areas we should focus on more? Ignore my brothers face. It's always like that.


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post #2 of 12 Old 10-04-2008, 06:37 PM
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Show them her papers.

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post #3 of 12 Old 10-04-2008, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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Lol I did! But just because you have a horse that matches the general description doesn't mean it's the same horse. Learned this the hard way!

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post #4 of 12 Old 10-04-2008, 07:07 PM
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I would say her body structure may look slightly similar to a Thoroughbred, or one off the track, seeing as how tall and lanky she is.

But looking at her head and neck, she is surely a TWH. She definitely has the prominent head and neck of one.

I could see how they might think she would be a cross, but honestly, a good eye I'd think would be able to pull her TWH characteristics out enough to see that she truely is a TWH.
Because yes, in ways she could resemble a OTTB, but there are a lot more ways in which she is similar to her real breed...

I don't know. Thats my two cents. :)
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post #5 of 12 Old 10-04-2008, 08:45 PM
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wow when i saw her I though she was a Ottb hmm interesting .. i guess show them the papers haha
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post #6 of 12 Old 10-05-2008, 02:04 AM
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I do not see any resemblance to a TB, off the track or not. She's too heavy in the front (especially her neck) and her croup is much too steep.
No, I don't see TB.

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post #7 of 12 Old 10-05-2008, 08:25 AM
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I don't see that much TB, maybe a little bit. But nothing that screams OTTB to me! :)

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post #8 of 12 Old 10-05-2008, 09:21 AM
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I don't think she looks like a TB at all.

That head - that neck - that croup - all scream TWH.

Does she trot or single foot? You could always send a video 8)

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post #9 of 12 Old 10-05-2008, 03:25 PM
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I don't think she really looks like a tb either (I must say). The whole confo as a whole doesn't look much like one. I have seen a lot of horses that were reg. tbs that looked like a lot of things other than a tbs. My guy was a very large tb but his confo still screamed tb. It's interesting how genetics can affect a horse's confo so drastically regardless of the confo.

Good Luck with her.

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post #10 of 12 Old 10-06-2008, 09:32 AM
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All i see is a long body, possibly thats where they got it from. But i see no other rhyme or reason why they would think that was a ottb. No way, in the world would i think that was a tb. She has the structure of a tb. The only reason why she doesn't look like a typical TWH is possibly because of how long she is, her rump and her withers. Thats it.
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