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    Default I'm officially crazy.... Update - We Rode!!!

    This guy is coming home from the kill pen with me tomorrow or Wednesday... A good friend will be teaming up with me on him. I don't know if we'll end up keeping him or putting training on and rehoming... There was just something about him that told me I need to pull him - had to go with my gut!

    http://auctionhorses.org/media/photos/1491-14063.jpg

    So what do we think? Any guesses on breed? I see TB but not sold that he's 100% TB. He's not big, about 15hh. Gorgeous mover from what I'm told but not sure what their reference point for that is
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    I don't know what he is, maybe Appendix QH? But I think he is quite lovely. And a lucky boy. I'd be really curious to see him under saddle. I really like the looks of him...but I'm nobody, lol. Good luck with him. I hope he surpasses all expectations!
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    Cute guy! I'd say not TB, looks classic QH to me. I like his shoulder, so "nice movement" sure seems within reach.
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    He's adorable! You did a good thing.
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    His smaller hip and larger front end make me think there's some Morgan in him along with QH. Built a lot like my mare who is Morgan/Arab X QH. Who knows though. When you mix enough stuff in, it's hard to say. He's a horse. We can be certain of that!

    His mane isn't long and ratty so methinks he's been with "people" at some point along the way.

    Good luck OP!
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    Agreed on the QH influence--nice looking guy! Good for you!
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    I love his typey head and kind eye. You have a winner there. Please keep us posted on his progress.


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    I don't see arabian or quarter horse, more like TB and if something mixed in there, well, don't know.

    I will second that, if someone had a horse looking like that and knows the breeding, as BR has and does, then that is as good a guess as any.

    How old did the Coggins say he is?
    If he is still maturing, he may change yet, but he looks to be older.

    OP will know more after she works with him and shows what traits he brings to his handling and training.

    Sometimes it helps to put a horse on FB or even Craiglist and someone, somewhere may know who he is and where he came from.


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    Good looking horse! Looks strong and smart.

    I dunno..the feathering around fetlocks and a bit thick in throatlatch and head shape, could be mustang or part mustang . I have a part mustang part arab with some of same characteristics.

    Whatever breed or cross he is, enjoy 1 Handsome guy.


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    We thought perhaps appendix. He looks quite a bit like my 31 y.o. appendix gelding, but more uphill. I'm a dressage rider now but a former eventer. He says eventer to me, maybe because my appendix was also a cross country machine. Whatever he is we are excited to find him a job and give him a more positive fate!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Countrywood View Post
    Good looking horse! Looks strong and smart.

    I dunno..the feathering around fetlocks and a bit thick in throatlatch and head shape, could be mustang or part mustang . I have a part mustang part arab with some of same characteristics.

    Whatever breed or cross he is, enjoy 1 Handsome guy.
    The feathering made me think older, since he doesn't seem to have draft in him.
    Didn't think some feral horses do have feathering still from long ago draft crosses, as our own feral horse did.
    He also was leggy, but he was more heavier set, showing more heavy breed characteristics than this one seems to.
    Ours was a wonderful ranch and cow horse, way above average in talent, a solid 15 hands, must have had some real good breeding behind him at some time.

    Interesting what he may work for, once tried and trained.

    Did anyone happen to look for a tattoo?
    Does he has a name yet?



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    I'm going with TB and something. TB x Morgan maybe? Or appendix. I definitely see TB in there, crossed with something a little heavier. I don't see Arab at all.

    ETA: I didn't realize you don't know if he has a tattoo or not! In that case I'm going with full TB. I have a TB gelding that looks a whole lot like him confo wise. There are quite a few heavier boned TBs out there.
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    Haven't seen him in person yet but I'll look for a tattoo when I do, it'll be either tomorrow or Wednesday. His name from the people who list the feedlot horses is Jango but once we get to know him we'll probably give him something that fits. I have heard that he is sweet and loves scritches!



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    Good for you! He looks like a sweetheart!



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    Quote Originally Posted by RedmondDressage View Post
    Haven't seen him in person yet but I'll look for a tattoo when I do, it'll be either tomorrow or Wednesday. His name from the people who list the feedlot horses is Jango but once we get to know him we'll probably give him something that fits. I have heard that he is sweet and loves scritches!
    A pleasant disposition is a wonderful asset in any horse.
    That alone will make you smile every time you think about him.


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    How old is he?



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    He looks a lot like my Danzig bred TB mare. She was 15'1hh and wore a size 80 blanket and a 52" girth! If I didn't have her papers, I would have never guessed she was a TB. She was unraced so no tattoo. She was uphill like this guy, and had a similar head. I wonder if he has Danzig in his line, as she looked a lot like him.

    http://adellequine.com/CandoColour/BianGS.jpg


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    Quote Originally Posted by Capall View Post
    He looks a lot like my Danzig bred TB mare. She was 15'1hh and wore a size 80 blanket and a 52" girth! If I didn't have her papers, I would have never guessed she was a TB. She was unraced so no tattoo. She was uphill like this guy, and had a similar head. I wonder if he has Danzig in his line, as she looked a lot like him.

    http://adellequine.com/CandoColour/BianGS.jpg
    He looks possibly all TB to me too, hard to see other in there, but for those feathers.
    I have not seen those on a pure TB before, unless an older one.


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    Looks nice. I agree he looks like he has been with people recently- mane and a decent (if a bit skinny) weight. I like his expression- seems pretty calm, but interested in something in front of him.


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    I see QH. That neck comes from there. But then I've seen TB that are built the same. So, you have a horse to work with. That's what it all boils down to, so good luck with your horse.

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