My black-spotted stallion

My black-spotted stallion

My husband and I recently bought a ranch near Winters, California to expand our sheep operation, and the previous owners left behind 23 horses, including stallions, pregnant mares and foals. This beautiful black-spotted stallion is one of the horses that we acquired. Today I submitted a DNA sample (tail hair) to the University of California, Davis Veterinary Genetics Laboratory in order to determine exactly what breed he is.

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  1. I think I own a family-member! I purchased (as a rescue) at auction an appaloosa foal that was said to have been rounded up with a herd of about 90 horses off of 1,000 acres near Sacramento. She is a dead-ringer for your bay stallion (coat color aside). The rumor was that the owner lost the lease on the land due to the horses jumping the fence. The condition of the foal suggested that food was scarce. I thought she might not make it due to being very sick and poor. But today she is the fattest yearling every–mowing her way through the pasture! I’d love to find out more about where she came from.

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