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leonalee 08-13-2010 12:41 PM

Working Quarter Horse Bloodlines?
Hi there,

I purchased my mare 2 years ago: was told she was 13, pre-purchase vet said actually probably later teens, but not yet into her 20s (based on teeth). Our home vets (after I got her home and a second-opinion) said same thing, although we've all been contemplating what breed she might be crossed with. I was told she was a registered quarter horse, but the owners before the lady I bought her from lost her registration paperwork and couldn't remember her registered name.

D is very large (not overly tall, but just large boned?): her bridles have to be bought OS. She is about 16 hands... my husband swears she is an Oldenburg (based on one that he knew), and many people have said "She looks like a warmblood!" Our dentist (another vet) was out yesterday, and used to barrel race and do reining: she said D reminded her a lot of her first horse, who was from working quarter horse bloodlines, but also stressed that working = NOT the same as foundation lines. Anybody have any pics of their "working quarter horse" that I can compare my mare to? Or just some history/stats on "working quarter horses"? Most of the quarter horses I see nowadays have relatively delicate, petite heads, in comparisson with the rest of their body.


PS - I wasn't worried about breed or registration, so the story about the paperwork didn't bother me: I just liked my mare and thought she was beautiful and would be fun to work with.

mliponoga 08-13-2010 02:35 PM

You should post some pictures as well, it may help for us to help determine your horses breed.

leonalee 08-15-2010 12:58 AM

Yeah - I'm looking for a few good pics :) I thought I knew just what one I was going to post WITH the actual post, but when I went to finish the post, couldn't find the picture :-/ Will post soon!

leonalee 08-15-2010 12:48 PM

Outdoor pic from when I first bought her, indoor pic from the other day and her working with an inexperienced rider.

leonalee 08-15-2010 12:50 PM

lilruffian 08-15-2010 01:03 PM

She could very well be a QH. Her face in the 2nd pic looks like a QH, as well as her overall build (big shoulders & butt). The breed comes in all different shapes & sizes & there is alot of Thoroughbred influence in certain lines.

lilruffian 08-15-2010 01:18 PM

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She may also be of running Qh lines, or possible an Appendix QH (QH X Thoroughbed).
Here are some pics of stallions (the last 1 is of a mare), the first being of the typical show build, & the next 3 are more of what your girl is like; big & leggy. :wink:

leonalee 08-15-2010 04:15 PM

Oooo - Yay! It is fun to see other horses that resemble (younger versions) my mare! Thanks for sharing!

lilruffian 08-15-2010 05:12 PM

No problem ;) & i was just thinking of a gelding that was boarded at my friend's over the winter who looks almost identical to yours (he was younger though). 16.1 hh, sorrel (no markings, though) with the same build & look. He was a reg. QH ;)

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