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My new project pony! Guess the breed! (Breed revealed post 39 and XC pics post 45)

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  • My new project pony! Guess the breed! (Breed revealed post 39 and XC pics post 45)

    This is Shasta- if she ever makes it to a horse show, she'll be SPF's Sunny Side Up!

    She's 14.3! I'm 5'9"! She doesn't look it, does she?


    We got her for a steal for a couple months ago and brought her home for a couple of our clients to try as a trail horse. When we got her, she did two things- walk down the trail... and neck rein.

    Oh... and she was FAAAAAAT. She's lost 250 lbs since we got her- amazing she didn't founder, but she didn't!

    None of the folks we thought would like her wanted to commit to her, so I kept her on as a training project (not like I had a choice! She was already home!).

    She's coming along pretty well, she spent the first month we had her shedding some weight- bareback trail riding- nothing fit on her! Now she only has about three months of riding 2x/week, so its slow going, but she's coming along.

    I've only jumped her a handful of times- she needs some placement poles and grid work- I've just been trotting her up to things and shes been jumping, but I see now that its not so pretty...

    Anyway- isn't she adorable?!

    Who wants to guess the breed?

    Middle TN folks- zip it! No fair cheating!
    Last edited by eponacowgirl; Mar. 29, 2010, 10:21 AM.
    Big Idea Eventing

  • #2
    Norwegian Fjord pony = my first guess

    AQHA = my second guess

    ‎"Luck favors the prepared, darling." ~~ Edna Mode


    • #3
      looks like she could be

      AQHA X PMU of some kind
      AQHA X perch or other draft

      I know buckskin run in Connemara's, AQHA, Morgan's, BLM's, etc so she could be any number of those combinations as well
      To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart


      • #4
        She is WAY cute. I was going to guess Fjord or Fjord cross also


        • #5
          Q-horse X Connemera with a dash of Perch in the lines WAY in the back. I am staying away from Fjord. does she have walker in her?


          • #6
            I was thinking Fjord, too, but she does not have the white on either side of her mane.

            I have a friend who has a Fox Trotter who looks a lot like her. Since my KMSH does not gait and is an eventer, it could be a possiblity.

            She definitely has enough debth of girth to carry a tall person.

            I wonder if she enjoys jumping? In the photos, her ears are never forward. She doesn't look like happy. She does look happy in your dressage/flatwork photos.

            She is a cutie pie. I love Buckskins, too.
            When in Doubt, let your horse do the Thinking!


            • #7
              Fjord x Welsh ???

              I really don't have a clue


              • #8
                I'd say Fjord x ???.

                Whatever she is I'd take her in a heart beat if I was looking. She looks like she'd be a ball of fun to ride and just be around.


                • #9
                  Since she has so many of the same expressions as my late gelding I'm guessing a perchie cross!

                  Perchxwelsh? hehe She is adorable - and looks like a lot of fun!


                  • Original Poster

                    Originally posted by Auburn View Post

                    I wonder if she enjoys jumping? In the photos, her ears are never forward. She doesn't look like happy. She does look happy in your dressage/flatwork photos.

                    She is a cutie pie. I love Buckskins, too.
                    Thanks, Auburn and everyone for the compliments!

                    I do think she enjoys it- you can tell when you ride her- I think she is not very sure of herself yet. The jumps where she seems to be in good form her ears are up, so hopefully its just lacking in confidence!


                    I'm also going to chat with my instructor about some grids and stuff to help her figure out her footwork- I think that will make a difference.
                    Last edited by eponacowgirl; Mar. 25, 2010, 11:49 AM.
                    Big Idea Eventing


                    • Original Poster

                      Originally posted by SBClancy View Post
                      She looks like she'd be a ball of fun to ride and just be around.
                      This is SO true. She has SO much personality its not even funny. When we got her (sitting in a field for a year) she was antisocial- would run from you, swing her butt to you, try to just plain kick you if you got close enough.

                      The SECOND she walked off the trailer at our barn her personality did a total 180 and now she is the most personable horse ever. She plays with the dogs, meets you at the gate, follows me as far as her pasture fence allows when I take another horse out on the trails. She is so interactive!

                      Here's her "big sister" Brandy, a 15.1 perch/qh, another project of mine- I like 'em chunky, I guess!


                      I'm also a sucker for a "smooshable" nose with a big white snip, apparently:
                      (Arizona, TB gelding- my eventer guy!)
                      (Paisley- paint pony- bought out of a backyard, skin and bones- going to her very own 8 year old girl next week!)
                      Big Idea Eventing


                      • #12
                        When are you going to tell us the breed? ; )

                        So is she a Perch/QH like Brandy? Some of us in Middle Tennessee don't know what breed she is either


                        • Original Poster

                          I'll tell if someone gets a little closer!
                          Big Idea Eventing


                          • #14
                            I'm gonna guess Mustang! She is adorable and what a nice color!


                            • #15
                              Haffie crossed with something bay
                              You can't fix stupid.... but you can breed it!


                              • #16
                                I'm going with smay and guessing mustang, but not all the way - crossed with something a big drafty, perhaps?
                                life + horses


                                • #17
                                  Oh oh I know! She really doesn't look it though! Ya'll will have the answer soon!
                                  ~*It's not about the ribbons, but about the ride behind it"
                                  R.I.P. Teddy O'Connor


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                                    • #19
                                      holy sheep! that is one CUTE pony! I have no guess as to her breed, but just had to say that I think she's adorable!
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                                      • #20
                                        i'm thinking mustang too. love her colour--and she does look like a ton of fun.