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aggiegirl14 05-14-2012 02:05 AM

Breed of great grand father's horse
 
This is King Hi. My great grandfather bought him in the 1930's for $6 on his way to slaughter and was later chosen to be on the Army Equestrian Team and compete in the Olympics for the US! I have been digging up some history on them lately and was wondering what breed y'all thought King Hi must be. I only have one decent picture, but I'll post some extras for fun :)

http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/...ng-Hismall.jpg

http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/...g-hi-jump2.jpg

http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/...bbon-small.jpg

Ellieandrose 05-14-2012 07:03 AM

He just looks like a thoroughbred to me.

minstrel 05-14-2012 07:37 AM

I'd agree - my bet would be at least mostly TB. He's got nice curves ;) and a very TB-set tail... just looks pretty classic big TB.

Skyseternalangel 05-14-2012 09:26 AM

His face isn't structured like a thoroughbred's....

But his body seems TB.

He reminds me of a warmblood though. Just the shape of his face and the "heaviness" to his body.

But I am no expert.

BarrelWannabe 05-14-2012 09:39 AM

Was King Hi the name he came with or was it given to him?
I vote TB or TB cross.
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iridehorses 05-14-2012 09:51 AM

Great picture of his jumping. Very classic style - straight line from mouth to rider's elbow.

Is that your Great Grandfather riding?

aggiegirl14 05-14-2012 12:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iridehorses (Post 1499117)
Great picture of his jumping. Very classic style - straight line from mouth to rider's elbow.

Is that your Great Grandfather riding?

Yes it it :)

aggiegirl14 05-14-2012 12:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel (Post 1499086)
His face isn't structured like a thoroughbred's....

But his body seems TB.

He reminds me of a warmblood though. Just the shape of his face and the "heaviness" to his body.

But I am no expert.

His head it what through me off too, because the rest of him does look TB haha

aggiegirl14 05-14-2012 12:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BarrelWannabe (Post 1499103)
Was King Hi the name he came with or was it given to him?
I vote TB or TB cross.
Posted via Mobile Device

I honestly do not know :-/

SaddleStrings 05-14-2012 10:02 PM

His head almost looks andalusian like. He could be a Dutch WB? Awesome pics! I think I've seen the jumping pic before somewhere.


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