Looking for history on my Paint Horse
Attachment 120426Hello All,
I don't know if this is the right sub-forum to post this, but the readers here seem to know a lot about paints, so figured this might be the right crowd. A friend of mine recently had a great success in learning more about a sweet gelding she rescued from an auction, I decided to do a bit of searching on my own handsome boy who I rescued.
I pulled a skinny, young tri-colored Paint gelding from a Feedlot in Little Falls, MN in October of 2005. I named him Thor – he was so long and skinny that he reminded me of my Norwegian relativesJ. We estimate he was a long 3 that year, so is now coming 10. He was almost 16 HH at that point, and has now grown to about 16.2. He is mostly white, but has a brown patch over his butt, black tail, a couple brown spots on his back, and a brown head, neck and shoulders, black mane, and a large white streak down the left side of his neck. When I first got him he was underweight, but has filled out, and is definitely mixed with something drafty.
I have included some pictures of when he was first rescued, and now. If anyone has any information I would love to learn more about his history.
Again, what I know
· Purchased from a Feedlot in Little Falls in Oct. 2005
· He was likely foaled in 2003
· Tri-colored Paint
· Likely has some draft or possibly Friesian in him
However he came into be at the feedlot that day – I am extremely grateful! He has been an AMAZING horse, so talented, gorgeous, and has been my trusty companion for many years. I look forward to so many more wonderful years!
He is beautiful! He's lucky to have you. I love his color and big solid build.
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I should also note - I'm located in Minnesota. As was the feedlot, and likely where Thor came from.
I'm curious as to why you think he has draft in him?
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I'm not seeing much draft influence in these photos. He reminds me of a standardbred cross I used to know.
Hmm, where are you seeing draft or Friesian in him?
Not seeing Friesian or other drafty types. He looks to have a Standardbred head, and they're often crossed with paints.
Glad he's turned out to be a great horse for you, but if you bought him at a feedlot when he was two, there probably isn't much history to learn. Chances are his breeder culled him, and that's how he wound up there.
Handsome fellow, but most likely you will not be able to get much info 7 years after the fact. I also don't see any indication of draft/Friesian.
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