View Full Version : What kind is Rupert???
12th Jun 2002, 09:52 PM
Sorry to pester, but here is a pic of Esthers pony Poopert, Sorry Rupert! He is probably a Heinz 57 type but we would appreciate any ideas on his breeding? We have had a suggestion that he is a Exmoor x Trotter. He has a black eel stripe down his back and a meally nose which sounds like an Exmoor and he doesn't have the dished face of a Welsh which is the other obvious option. He has a Trotterish trot too. He is about 13.2hh with long legs and is quite light weight as the photo shows. He is basically a typical child's jumping pony but we don't know very much about his background (he is six years old). Rat bag, I mean Rupert jumps Electric fences!:mad:
Hope someone can help
Stephen and Esther (Guess which bits are Stephens!)
12th Jun 2002, 10:15 PM
He's very pretty, isn't he. He reminds me of a New Forest, because of his wide forehead and calm expression, and the general size and shape... have you any clues? Where did you buy him?
12th Jun 2002, 10:41 PM
I first thought New Forest as well, but he also has quite a Thoroughbred-y look about him - can't explain why thought - he just seems to me to be fairly TBy.
13th Jun 2002, 09:55 AM
he does have that foresty head, and i've known a couple with mealy muzzles, especially the ones who are forest bred. so forest x tb or something would be a pretty good guess.
13th Jun 2002, 10:01 AM
I thought he might he a Highland cross, to a TB,but not a pure TB
13th Jun 2002, 10:04 AM
I agree, he's not a TB - he has a bit of feather! and also not fine boned enough.
He's definitely got that native look.
13th Jun 2002, 03:04 PM
He looks alot like my old pony Razz,except Razz had more feathers on his feet. I think he was a New Forest X Arab with something else, like an Welsh Cob to get the Feathers. But Rupert does look alot like a New Forest.
13th Jun 2002, 08:20 PM
Thanks for the replies so far.......he certainly is New Forest type and it is interesting to hear about the mealy muzzles....I have never had much to do with New Forests before and had to go by pictures which are never really good enough. I had suspected a TB influence somewhere though.
As for his history...he is six years old and I bought him from a 12 year old girl in the local area. He was making her nervous of him by general bully tactics - e.g. nipping, barging, nasty faces etc - and was too lively a ride for her (although safe). She had had him a year, and apparently bought him from South Causey Equestrian Centre (nr Durham) where he had been a riding school pony used for jumping and horse-ball. I don't know his history before that, or even how long they had him, but we are aiming to see if the staff there remember him and have any further information.
N.B he came fairly cheap with all his tack etc and a bit of a reputation as a 'one person horse' ie no-one else on the yard would work with him. However we have had him since Feb and he no longer nips or barges and just reserves the faces for when he feels particularly awkward! The answer to him appeared to be a very typical one - stop carrying treats in your pockets.......
keep the ideas coming!
13th Jun 2002, 09:47 PM
that sounds like typical spoiled new forest behaviour! give them an inch and they'll take a mile, but show them who's boss and they're little angels!
14th Jun 2002, 02:54 PM
Definitely looks like a New Forest to me. Some of them have a fair bit of TB in them, as the breed is a mix of whoever was passing through at the time!
15th Jun 2002, 08:52 PM
I hail from the New Forest area and thought he looked very New Forest in type - many of them have lighter, not quite mealy, coloured muzzles - dating from when many different breeds of stallions were turned out on the Forest 100 years or more ago with the idea of improving the breed. Anything from Arabs, Hackneys, Clydesdales even, if my memory serves me well!, and I guess, Exmoors too. It's possible he's mostly Forest with a bit of TB thrown in the mix a couple of grandaddies ago. He looks a nice sort anyway, and you've obviously got his number now!
12th Jul 2002, 06:44 PM
He looks like my pony a new forest x. your pony is possibly NF x Exmoor for the markings.
3rd Jan 2003, 10:31 AM
Just reviving this post as promised on my other thread
4th Jan 2003, 10:41 AM
Just came to look at the picture. Rup (he is so gorgeous!) looks very like my pony Peps. She is a NF/arab. But looks very forester.
(Jazmyn my arab and my filly Kizzy pix are on there too!)
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