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post #1 of 19 Old 08-16-2020, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
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Just for Fun: Guess Coralie's Breed(s)!

Hi all - I sent Coralie (fairy princess pony)'s hairs off the Texas A&M to learn a little bit about her ancestry profile. I thought it would be fun to take some guesses!

Want to play?


1. Check out the breeds that can be tested for by the lab at the link here - http://vetmed.tamu.edu/media/1862177/89838anestry.pdf (Lots of common breeds are too crossed for them to test for. So, for example if you think she is mustang you may want to guess one of the Spanish origin breeds.)
2. Feel free to check out pictures and videos in my journal here: https://www.horseforum.com/member-jo...s-pony-817013/
3. Reply on this post with your top 3 breed picks!

Winner gets bragging rights.

6yo, bay pinto, 13.3h but hasn't been sticked recently. Very pony sized! Petite, but leggy.
Supposedly somewhere from the South/Midwest? Ended up at auction in New England - not even sure which one. She has a scar that looks like a barbed wire scar which isn't used around here.
There are *rumors* of her being some sort of Paso/Paso Fino? But no evidence of that and she isn't gaited. The seller I got her from just listed her as a paint cross pony. I think the person that got her from auction might have felt she looked Paso.
Although she isn't gaited, she's shown some very floaty trots where her front lifts very high. She had my trainer wondering some sort of Saddlebred.

My guesses are:
1. Welsh Pony
2. Thoroughbred
3. Colombian Paso Fino

Your turn!
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post #2 of 19 Old 08-16-2020, 12:17 PM
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Cute pony and hard for me to offer an opinion but her legs and feet sure resemble thoroughbred to me. Her heels are over run and need some attention.

I would have to guess a TB cross, maybe pinto or even welsh ????
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post #3 of 19 Old 08-16-2020, 12:42 PM
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Her stature screams Paso Fino to me. And just for fun, I'm going to say Hackney Pony. I'd expect if she was a cross of a Saddlebred/National Show Horse, her height would have been more influenced, as saddlebreds are often used to cross with Arabians to provide height and bone.

Paso Fino x Hackney Pony, my final answer. I'd be surprised if there is no Paso in her, Hackney is more just for fun

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post #4 of 19 Old 08-16-2020, 12:48 PM
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Quarter Horse TB Arabian.


Quarter Horse TB Paso Fino.

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post #5 of 19 Old 08-16-2020, 01:39 PM
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Before I even read all the description, I thought she looked gaited. It's in her lighter-looking hind quarters and the shape of her head. My knee-jerk reaction was Spotted Saddle Horse. But, since she's not gaited..........I really don't know!

I don't see Arabian, TB or QH personally.

Hmm. American Shetland cross?

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post #6 of 19 Old 08-16-2020, 01:57 PM
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I'll play! My three guesses: Shetland, Morgan, Welsh
It took me a good while to come up with these. She's very elegant and like you said, petite. I can see where your trainer might think Saddlebred, her one picture looks very much like a Saddlebred stance. You've actually inspired me to look up TAMU and maybe get my guy DNA tested! I look forward to seeing your results!
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post #7 of 19 Old 08-16-2020, 04:12 PM
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Welsh pony is what I see, too. The flat back could also be a Paso Fino.
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post #8 of 19 Old 08-17-2020, 11:24 AM
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I am also going to say Paso as her body and face scream that to me. And honestly not many Welsh in the midwest. So second guess is part Welsh!
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post #9 of 19 Old 08-17-2020, 11:59 AM
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She looks like a Hackney cross. Maybe a Hackney/American Shetland?
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post #10 of 19 Old 08-17-2020, 05:53 PM
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I’m guessing a Morgan Morgan/welsh cross
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