Any guesses on breed(s) of my colt?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by itsjustjen, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. itsjustjen

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    Adopted 3 weeks ago from a rescue but am completely stumped by his breed!

    Anyone want to take a guess?

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    He is still gaining weight so please, be kind on that point.
     
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  2. welsummerchicks

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    Did they know how old he is? I'm thinking based on how (im)mature he looks, a long yearling?

    You're in South Carolina, there's mostly Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses there, with some American Saddlebreds and a few other breeds.

    Playing the odds, looking at him without knowing his age, expecting him to be immature for his age - Quarter Horse cross. Possibly Thoroughbred-Quarter Horse, depending on his real age/maturity.

    I would not worry so much about fattening him up a whole lot more than this. It's better for them to just grow at a healthy, slow rate, with a healthy slim weight. He needs more muscle and to grow. Being turned out and eating a normal amount of feed will allow that to happen naturally.
     
  3. itsjustjen

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    Quote:I don't mean I want to really fatten him up, his backbone is still jutting out more than is healthly so he has about another 50 lbs and I will be happy.

    He is a 9 months old, forgot to mention that earlier.
     
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  4. SpringChickens

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    With his high set tail, slight build and the shape of his head, my best guess would be saddlebred; especially if they're popular in the area.

    He's definitely not quarterhorse, and I really don't think he's thoroughbred either. He's never going to be a stocky horse, no matter how much weight he puts on.
     
  5. itsjustjen

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    Quote:My thoughts exactly. He will always be a slenderer horse, which is fine by me. I have heard TWH cross....anyone with thoughts on that?
     
  6. welsummerchicks

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    Seeing him move and being told he's actually NINE months old, even I have to disagree with myself. LOL.

    The way he was standing in the bigger pic with his rump down fooled me - plus I didn't really slow down and take the time I should have to look more carefully.

    Saddlebred.
     
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  7. itsjustjen

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    So you say Saddlebred as well? Interesting. I have a friend that is standing firm on the TWH/Qh cross point but I am on the fence. His moves are nothing like a TWH or a QH.

    He is 14 hds....does that mean anything?
     
  8. SpringChickens

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    Quote:It means he'll probably be a big boy! lol

    After watching him move, I say he is definitely saddlebred. No doubts at all!
     
  9. itsjustjen

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    Quote:It means he'll probably be a big boy! lol

    After watching him move, I say he is definitely saddlebred. No doubts at all!

    DH thinks he will be around 16 - 16.1. I'll be happy with 15.2 We have 2 big boys already, 16 and 16.3 so big isn't scary to us.
     

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