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How do you tell what breed of horse you have??

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melanie
Breeding Stock
Username: Melanie16

Post Number: 107
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Monday, February 04, 2008 - 08:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

hey everyone! how is everyone doing?? i was just wondering how do you tell what breed your horse exactly is cause when i bought my horse they said it was a quarter horse but im starting to think she may have some thoroughbred because everyone that has looked at her says look at the legs on her and plus she seems to be getting alot taller and she has some really high withers! so does anyone know how to tell besides getting her dna tested??
 

Tahra Roberts
Nursing Foal
Username: Tahra

Post Number: 14
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Monday, February 04, 2008 - 09:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I would ask the people you got her from if one or both of the parents were regestered and then look at the pedagre. Their are diferent styles of QH. One of my clients has a regestered QH and you can trace her back 7 generations. First time I looked at her I thought she was a TB. I was wrong.
 

melanie
Breeding Stock
Username: Melanie16

Post Number: 108
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Monday, February 04, 2008 - 09:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

well the previous owners never owned the parent he just bought horses and then sold them it was like a big horse farm! but i heard about a blood test that cost $30.00 and i think i might go on that and just out of curiousity to see what breed of horse she is :-)
 

Jos
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Username: Admin

Post Number: 1711
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Monday, February 04, 2008 - 09:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You cannot tell what breed a horse is by a blood test - at least not yet, and most certainly not for $30!

You will need to contact the person that sold the horse to you, ask what breed the animal is, and then - if they are telling you that it is a quarter horse - request the registration papers. These will tell you the bloodlines. Note that Quarter Horses can be registered quarter horses, but genetically closer to Thoroughbred in some cases if the parental stock happens to have been upgraded, or 50% TB in the case of an appendix Quarter Horse.
 

Beth
Weanling
Username: Beth13

Post Number: 40
Registered: 09-2007
Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 09:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Melaine, I got my mare through what sounds like similar circumstances. She was two then, quite thin and still in her winter coat. And unhandled wild. The man was a trader and said she was 3/4 Percheron and 1/4 QH. At the time she looked it. Now she's about seven and grown out, she's at least 1/2 Arab. We've had some rain recently and she's filling out like maybe she does have some QH blood after all.
Does anyone know how to post photos? If I can I'll try posting some of her.
 

Jenni Luttrell
Breeding Stock
Username: Bugrace2000

Post Number: 891
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 09:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Beth you need to have a photobucket or webshots account they are free to join then you can post the link to your photo
 

corina gabel
Weanling
Username: Newyearsbaby05

Post Number: 27
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Friday, February 15, 2008 - 09:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

have you heard of running QH?

this mare that was given to us is unregistered quarter type. thats what the vet told us..... That really helps, yeh right i could tell you that much.

I met a women who races quarters she told me that she is considered a running QH, this means that she is 1/2 and 1/2 or as close to a thoroughbred as possible but still keeping that QH parents. She has long legs and high hocks, big stout, strong willed thing. Anyway after looking at a few photos her horses looked like high, big rearend thoroughbreads, most has a smaller or shorter neck, and slightly shorter bodies but she assured me that every one of them were registed QH's. Just "old blood"

:-)

if you dont know--that seems to work for us we tell people shes a Running Quarter Horse out of a very high percentage of thoroughbread blood

--a little more QH blood then an apendix--



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