I haven’t written, yet, about my two new horses (very exciting!).
What I can tell you, is that both are mixed breed of unknown origin.
I mean, I could kinda guess what kind of horse they are… like you do with dogs, but I wanted to know their breeds. I was curious.
So, I sent off hairs to Texas A&M. They have a laboratory there that figures out the general direction of the DNA. They have documented certain prominent breeds for genetic testing so you get a general understanding of the lineage – or close enough. I was satisfied. (One of my new horses is most likely Gypsy Vanner/Hackney pony, the other is most likely Morgan/Standardbred.)
Buuuut, today I saw this! “DNA MY HORSE“. It says that this company is more specific with their breed calculator. I like that. I also like that it only takes 2 weeks for the results. Texas A&M was definitely a longer wait…. I may do DNA MY HORSE for my new horses, just to compare with the Texas A&M results.
Anyway, there is no affiliation, I just thought it was a great opportunity for those of you who have adopted horses and are curious about their breed. I know with my dog, I was very surprised when I did her DNA. She wasn’t at all what I thought she was!
Let me know if you do this!