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wingsinmoonlight 10-29-2012 11:13 PM

What color is our new pony? Breed ideas?
About a month ago I went out to look at this pony that I saw on craigslist:

When I got there I met a very sweet pony who looked like this:

Yikes! Vet scored her as a 2.5- she was worse than the pics capture. I couldn't leave her- a month of good hay and our great vet doing her teeth/worming, and she looks great. Pretty much everything the ad said seems to have been made up as far as her training/experience, so I'm not too sure of breed either.
I bought her as a buckskin haflinger/quarter horse cross. She is 13hh and now tapes at about 700 lbs. She is 9. The vet and my trainer think she has icelandic in her. We do have a large icey farm in town, so they are somewhat common here. She walks like she is gaited, but she does trot. Do you have a breed opinion, besides pony?

I asked the vet what color she was, and he didn't know either. She isn't yellow enough for buckskin I think. She is pangare for sure. She has sort of a hint of darker hair on her spine, but not a real stripe like for dun. She has a palomino foal before I got her. I don't know what the stud was though-fence jumper. She is marked like a wild type bay, but is too light/goldey for bay? She has light edges to her mane like a fjord would, but not as wide. She has a tuft of light at the base of her tail too. I don't know- that's why I'm asking the experts here. :)

DancingArabian 10-29-2012 11:27 PM

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No idea but she's gorgeous!

Tracer 10-29-2012 11:37 PM

My first impression was of a sandy bay with pangere.

There's something about her build that makes me think Fjord. It might be the neck.

All that aside, she's beautiful and you've done wonders for her.

wingsinmoonlight 10-29-2012 11:37 PM

Thank you! :)
I told her when I met her that if she would agree to be kind to my stepkids and my beginner mom I would make her life better for as long as she lives. She has kept her promise so far.

She was in her first show yesterday- did leadline trail, leadline extreme trail, leadline pattern class and leadline speed class. She was her division high point. :)

PunksTank 10-30-2012 12:01 AM

She's definitely a mealy bay as for her breed hmm....
My best guesses are Haflinger cross... how big is she? She's absolutely adorable is what she is!!! I'd take her in a split second :D What a love! Congrats

wingsinmoonlight 10-30-2012 12:17 AM

She sticks at 13 hands even. The sad pony pic is the first day she arrived at our barn- my husband is holding her. She taped at 620 that day, more like 675 now. My trainer told me (after she had put on enough weight to ride) " she doesn't know anything. but she is so kind that she is good at faking like she knows what you are asking." She is a dear heart.
I am trying to figure out a show name for her. Driving away down her then owner's driveway the night I went to meet her our car was buzzed by a great horned owl-only the second one I have ever seen. He flew so close he almost touched the windshield. I have an affinity for raptors (hawks and falcons), so i took him as a sign that we should bring her home. I want to find an owl name for her. :)

Tarpan 10-30-2012 12:24 AM

Athena - goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. Frequently depicted with an owl. :)

Minerva - another goddess frequently depicted with an owl

Lins 10-30-2012 12:50 AM

Such a cutie. Good work with her, she looks so happy and healthy. Sounds like u got just what you needed with her. She looks huge, but is only 13hands, she's like a little tank! I love big stout ponies!
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QOS 10-30-2012 01:38 AM

She sent me a message that she wants to live with Biscuit and Sarge!!!

She is just gorgeous. It is a shame they let such a beauty get in that shape and so glad you saved her.

Chiilaa 10-30-2012 03:27 AM

Bay with pangare is what she is. A beautiful example of it too :-)

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