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Good day/night all.

I recently took in a rescue mare. She's nothing what I was led to believe about her (height and physical condition were incorrect). Anyway, with her height and build, I'm curious on what breed she is. The people I got her from had no idea. And with the way she's built, I'm curious if she's a quarter pony.

I've never seen a known quarter pony before so I'm not sure of the characteristics to look out for. What features definite a pony to be one? I looked it up a bit but didn't see too many good pictures to show examples either but it said their height is 11.2 - 14.2 hh.

This girl, Mia, is 11.3 hh. She's also built very solid (now that she's put on weight) as well as has a horse sized head. Pony halters are too small so I have to use full horse sized halters and such on her. She's got decent bone on her for her size and looks to me kind of like a mini Quarter Horse.
What are your guys thoughts?
It's the black mare just to be clear. Does have a bit of a left over mom belly since she had a baby last summer.
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She looks like a grade pony of no particular breed, to me. I'd expect a Quarter Pony to have heavily muscled shoulders and rear end, with a downhill aspect. She doesn't appear to have any of those, from the photos -- which are not super great for assessing conformation.
 

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She's cute and warm, woolly and fuzzy looking.
I googled some pictures of Quarter Ponies out of curiosity. Blurb reads like a quarter horse but smaller..
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I think like in all animals, horses specifically....there is variation in size and bone build and everything else you can name and think of. I saw so many pictures of cleaned up and conditioned animals, but they still had resemblances of the pictures I shared and of the one standing, eating your hay in winter snow.
Her head not fitting "pony" tack to me is a plus...and her parts fits together well by the look of her.
Good bone, good weight, decently sized...
I think the pony is cute and a pony.
What "breed" type not matter to me and it sounds was a freebie and no papers arrived with it....
So make it whatever you want. In the end you have a lovely grade pony who is probably worth their weight in gold with what you ask of it.
Enjoy.
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I used to work with this sweet little grade mare. She was said to be a Quarter Pony but who knows for sure. She was probably in the 14.0-14.1 range and built like the proverbial tank. Her demeanor made her worth her weight in gold- you could trust her with anyone, from an excited kid to a nervous adult beginner to a young man with severe disabilities. She's happily retired now, and earned every minute of pampering she receives.

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Don't think she is a quarter pony but she sure is cute. Good conformation too. You really lucked into her
 

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I have a lil sorrel quarder pony named Taco however he is 12.6 hands.He is quite a bit more stocky thow. She's real pretty thow!
 

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She looks around how my horse looks. Pony halter is too small, and regular horse halter is too big, so I get a cob size. Not sure if you ever tried that but I consider her a cob.
 

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Thanks for the feedback. She's still in the process of getting halter broke and all that so I don't have many good pictures of her, plus being black against white snow makes for hard to see pictures lol. And I guess her breed will forever remain a mystery. Maybe I'll try to do a DNA test one day and see what that says.
 
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