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  1. #41
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    Good Deal NB. It's a great thing.. I used to have a friend whose dog name was Fire. I live in the SW in an area prone to fire season instead of summer. So yelling FIRE into the woods was NOT a good idea. I made her go door to door and introduce her dog to the neighbors so they knew she was calling for her dog.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JLR1 View Post
    Hmmmm...those feathers have me stumped.....going out on a limb and saying maybe an Arab/Fresian cross?
    That's what I thought too! Or at least some kind of draft breed.

    He looks like a Fife to me. It's musical, to fit with the theme


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    I agree with the posters who say standardbred. We have two trotters that have that shape of neck and head! And the tail flagging and head tossing, both down to an artform! Not to mention the feathering, both of them have it, especially the two year old. He's blessed with the hair gene, has a double mane that splits down the middle.
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    Maybe Arab x Standardbred?



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    Well Mystery Boy was nutty this morning - I thought I'd put him down in the arena while I got ready for work so he can start easing on to the grass. He ran himself inso a lather and screamed the whole time. I brought him back up after 20 minutes and attempted to rinse him off - he was too worked up. I can't wait to get through this anxiety but we need to do it quickly because I'm leaving for a couple of weeks to the middle east soon, leaving him with my husband.

    We've decided we want a music themed name. Here are some of the names on the list (thanks for the suggestions!)

    Reed (!)
    Lyric
    Major
    Willow
    Ringo
    Rondeau/Rondo
    Solo (positive thinking!)

    I think once he settles we can name him. This morning I wanted to name him dumb@$$ for getting so worked up when he could have been eating grass. *sigh*
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    I forgot - ultimately I think he's STB, with some QH, ARAB and possibly some TB. Maybe the STB was crossed with an ArabxAppendix . What do we call mutt horses besides "grade"? He's my first cross bred mogrel!



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    I think qh/stb is very credible. It explains a lot esp the active hind leg in the trot.

    I actually thought stb but it's not a common choice so went with other guesses.

    But yes- stb/qh makes sense.

    Just to challenge a myth about stbs- The stbs (trotters) I have known have perfectly good canters if they have not been trained not to canter.


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    My STB trotter canters, but it's not pretty. She'd rather go from trot to gallop.



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    I think Willow is too girly for a gelding. That was my horse's name when I got him, and I shortened it to Will. I figured he was emasculated enough already .

    I like Reed. And he's really cute--good luck with him!
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    Another vote for Reed, for obvious reasons! He's really cute!
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    I think he's from a Cleveland BayXWelsh Cob sire and Morgan/Standardbred dam.

    My TBs and QHs all toss their heads around like that if they're feeling sassy.



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    Now that's a nice mix Fillabeana! My TB, Qh and Arab all toss their heads like that too - I don't think that's a breed trait. Probably just a individual thing.

    Funny, this is my current herd:

    Arab
    Appendix
    STB
    TB
    Haflinger
    Shetland
    and this guy who could be a mix of all of them (I've always said, I wish I could have the best traits of them all, in one horse).......



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    Throwing my guess in the mix: Morgan/ Standardbred. Are you near a lot of Amish per chance? No matter what he is, he looks like a really nice horse. Have fun with him
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    Yes, lots of Amish around here! That would be a good cross for endurance too, wouldn't it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by hundredacres View Post
    Yes, lots of Amish around here! That would be a good cross for endurance too, wouldn't it?
    Yep I think that would be an awesome endurance cross!
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    It's also hard to tell because the horse is wound up. But my guess is something with Standardbred in it based on his head.



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    He looks like an Arab/QH to me....

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    My STB pacer that I lost this spring had the best W-T-C that I have ever had. He never paced and I remember that when he was racing he never paced unless you put the hopples on him. From the time he stepped off the trailer at my house I never saw him pace a step. People often mistook him for a Morgan/Arab cross or if they say the top of his freezebrand thought he was a mustang. They are great endurance horses and I have friends that competed endurance that I trail rode with that made numerous offers on him. I sure miss him and am not sure if I will ever be able to replace him.

    Enjoy your new boy
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    Some new pictures:
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater
    Best I could get as a confo shot by myself:
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater
    His giant feet that I can't wait to see trimmed:
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater


    He learned how to get a bath today. Twice. I don't tolerate horses that don't do baths so if that's all he learns this week, I will be satisfied.

    And my daughter named him, Radio . Which suits him perfectly.
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    Reed means weedy I think and he sure is not that.

    How about Presto, he sure moves it.

    Just saw the pictures, he doesn't has the typical morgan hooves, but that doesn't mean he doesn't has some in there.

    Radio is a very imaginative name and if it fits, good for your daughter.



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