Originally Posted by howrsegirl123
17 hand Quarter horse? Are you sure he's not Appendix, because I really don't believe QHs get over 16 hands. The TB blood would make him taller.
I think that is a big topic of debate in the QH world as a lot of people feel that the rules on registering TB crosses is diluting the original traits that the QH was bred for. My logic reasons that the QH is a mutt breed to begin with, having come from the cross of TB's and various native breeds. I have seen some very, very large quarter horses. (Even though, I can't even fathom 17hh. WOW!)
I'd be curious to know more about your stud's lines. I'm no expert on genetics at ALL, but doesn't it make sense that somewhere in the stud's lineage, he inherited the height from his TB ancestors, and the trait just stuck with his line? Is that possible?
Btw, I'd love to see him as well. I bet he's stunning! I love QH's more than anything! =)