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Ok stupid question (trying to avoid stressing about the show this weekend).

If you have a mutt for a horse, what breed do you call him?

For example, Buzz is a papered mutt. His sire is the dressage great Rolls Royce, a huge lineage of Westphaliens. His dam is a registered AQHA and goes back to King bred lines. My One And Only Dutch Warmblood

But he's got a COP for KWPN because Rolls Royce was a KWPN approved stallion. So people call him a Dutch Warmblood, but he's not really LOL he's a Westphalien/QH cross. Clear as mud?

So weird. Anyone else got similar stories? What breed do you call your horse? I stick with the uncomplicated DW cross.
 

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Wow, none of mine are quiet so complex. About the biggest mutts I have are a breed their own (mustangs) but other than that, the only cross that I have is a QHxBelgian that could never be registered. Good luck keeping all that straight and he sounds lovely.
 

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He is - he's gorgeous. At least to me he is LMAO!

You can't ride papers though right?

Is Rafe the QH/Belgian cross? (I hope I got the name right) the foal your mare had?
 

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Yes, Ma'am. That's him. And I kinda live by that credo that you can't ride papers. I only have 3 horses of my 12 that are registered. LOL
 

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My mare is a breed all unto herself - I call her a PITA! We have no idea what she is. We can only guess. I understand she can be registered as a buckskin with the ABA, but they are just a color registery for all intents and purposes.
 

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i have a mutt horse !

i have no idea what breed he is, what his true age is, or who his parents were. i call him a grade, many people try to call him a paint, bc he is a pinto, but i dont because who knows if hes really a paint or not. =]
 

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I have a belgian cross-with-what-I-don't-know...but if you look at my avatar you can clearly see the belgian in him.

My mare I just call a pinto. Not a breed I know but I haven't a clue what she is. Some have suggested spotted draft cross because she's big boned but I just can't seem to call her that because I'm really not sure.
 

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I call my horse a Gypsy Vanner (Gypsy Cob if you're english lol), but that's only because that's the only breed that fits her criteria LOL :lol: in england any mixes of breeds tend to be refered to as a cob, but it's a very loose term to be honest. Lucky is from a rescue centre so I don't know her breed, her real birthday or where she was born, so she's a my little mystery horse, just makes her more interesting haha!
 

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I was wondering this to.

The filly I am buying is an Appaloosa/QH but will be registered with ApHC...so I am guessing I call her an appi. But she is a buckskin and looks nothing like an appi lol. I guess I am just not used to seeing solid appies even though I knew they existed ;)
 

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Absolutely hehe! I'm getting a wild, new forest pony soon, can't wait to get him, he'll have a little bit of mystery in him too cos there are all sorts in New Forests!
 

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I've got a QH/Walker cross...I just call her a QH cross, or a Walker cross...nothing fancy...Lol!
 

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I have a 3/4 TB 1/4 Shire. I call her an American Warmblood most days (people always asks me what she is at shows) but sometimes I tell people she's a TB cross then if they ask me what she's crossed with I will tell them. I don't introduce her as a Shire cross because people get all snooty about the drafts. it's ridiculous
 

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My gelding is a real Heinz 57. When I adopted him from a PMU rescue, they told me he was a belgian cross, said he'd be about 16 hds at maturity and gave me a picture of him at 6 mos. with his mother. She looks like maybe she's a TB/Clyde cross. When I looked up the ranch he came from in Canada, his mother was listed as paired with a perch/paint stallion. All the Belgian stallions were around 16 hds, the perch/paint stallion was 17.2. My gelding is currently 18 hds! Mostly I just tell people he's a draft cross but he's gorgeous so if they ask, I tell them perch/paint/TB/clyde.

Our pony is a large leopard spot so we say he's a POA, could be registered as one through the hardship clause if we wanted to show him in POA shows.
 

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I have a bay mare, who knows what she is. I call her a bay mare or grade mare. I have a half arab half paint or pinto. He has papers but I never registered him so it really isn't important. I like the comment you can't ride papers.
I was going to show my pinto but situations change and we never got to. My mare and I did some showing and for a no named she did really well.
 

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when a horse is of mixed or unknown breeding it is usually refered to as grade horse. Doesn't mean anything to me, though. A grade horse is just as good as a registered one.
 

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Ok, question. I looked up Grade Horse (since I was unfamiliar with the term) and says basically mixed breed and/or no registration, horse of un-known decent or parentage. Now my question. So the filly I am getting is Appi/QH but registered with ApHC....so would she still be considered Grade? Just curious!
 
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