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Drasayer 09-30-2013 04:49 PM

Breed Unknown, Only Guessed
 
So I've been doing a lot of work to figure out things about my horse here, Arthur. I've finally been able to peg down a color on him but now for something even more perplexing: his breed.
Arthur is a rescued horse that has no papers or known pedigree. So he got the easy, Quarter Horse, label that seems to be a large percentage of the "unknown" horses. Part of me was surprised he was not called a Paint.
Now I do think there is Quarter Horse in him because he is huge. He stands at 15.2 at roughly 1300lbs.
But things stand out to me that may just be in his genetics (we'll never know) or may be another breed trying to stand out. He has pronounced withers and a deep chest kind of like a Thoroughbred and a SLIGHT roman nose. If you look just below his eyes, you can see his profile convex.
Here are some visuals! Let me know what you think! Just a Quarter Horse mutt or maybe something else:
(If you look closely at his profile, is this a slight roman nose or am I looking too hard?)
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...ps55c18e09.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...ps87254c66.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...psc51a83e2.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...ps9b3ddce5.jpg
(Massive shoulders)
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...ps837c7c14.jpg
(And a big engine)
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...ps7db47976.jpg

So! Think he's just a Quarter Horse? Or a Paint? Or something? I'd love to hear what you think!

evilamc 09-30-2013 05:14 PM

Whatever he is hes very handsome! He's lucky you rescued him, he looks great!

rideverystride 09-30-2013 06:46 PM

I see mostly QH, possibly paint. And if I look really closely at him I do see some Thoroughbred.. So pretty much what you said :).

tinyliny 09-30-2013 07:03 PM

he looks qh, mostly. He's a bit overweight, though.

MsLady 09-30-2013 07:12 PM

I can't help you with his breed, but he is really unique! I love his coloring, can't believe someone would just let such a beautiful horse go.
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tinyliny 09-30-2013 07:20 PM

I agree that he is exceptionally nice looking and well conformed.

stevenson 09-30-2013 07:20 PM

i would call him a non papered paint. Paints have TB and QH. basically you have a pretty paint horse. nothing wrong with a little roman nose as far as I am concerned , now if he was Arabian you might have a problem ( haha haa)
that chest and butt remind of the old foundation bull doggy type quarters , which I love..very powerful animals ! Very Pretty horse. Congrats.

Dustbunny 09-30-2013 07:24 PM

Love his color! He is a nice looking horse.
I'd agree with the previous opinions on breed crosses/possibilities.
Stock horse type.

verona1016 09-30-2013 07:28 PM

He definitely has the right body type for QH/Paint. I'd go with Paint. Tobiano isn't found in QH's, but there are a lot of Paint horses that are very high percentage QH pedigree.

Drasayer 09-30-2013 07:43 PM

I think I'd have to agree with a Paint (a nonpapered one at that) or some Quarter/Paint mix.

It confuses me too, why someone would let a beautiful animal like this boy go to waste. (literally :cry: )

Thanks for your input guys! This big ol' guy has a long happy life ahead of him as a Paint or as a Quarter Horse or as whatever he wants to be!


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