Hello. I have just purchased my very first horse (he was bought at a saleyard in Queensland and was otherwise probably headed for a sad fate). He is a thoroughbred, and a nice type (I think) but in great need of much TLC. I was trying to find out something about him from his brand, but am totally lost as to where to look. Is there anyone who could possibly help me identify his breeder/breeding please? The brand is SQ. (under an angle), over 3, over 9. Also too, I had been looking at getting a synthetic Western saddle, and wondered if anyone had experience with them (re fit) on a thoroughbred. Any help would be very greatly appreciated.
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Hi im vanessa 21 year old from victoria i use to be a racehorse strapper and if you go to horse racing of victoria website and look for a blood stock agent then ring them up and tell them what the brand is u might even need to send a photo of it and the will look it up on the registery any find his parents
if you've bought him from a saleyard be very care full that he doesnt have a major fault like rearing bucking bolting coz usually if they are at a saleyard they have something wrong with them. but you u might be lucky and have found a gem and there are plenty of them as well but maybe lunge him for a while and asses his different moods or get someone more experience to ride him first and test him out for you so u can see how much he can be pushed i did that with my mare and she didnt need much at all but it helped alot in knowing how to ride her .
and as for the saddle ask your local saddlery about the saddles the wintec westerns are the best synthertic saddles but u can still get good leather ones that will last alot longer but when u choose a saddle get the saddler to saddle fit your horse properly for you it doesnt usually coat to much but they will make sure it fits properly and if you have a sadlery near u that isnt horseland ask them as well to get a better prices coz horseland charge the most so always use a different sadler if you can unless horseland have a sale on i theses heaps more info i can help you with if you need it so just drop me a line by email if u need more help my emails firstname.lastname@example.org
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Hello Vanessa. Thankyou you very much for your reply - it was much appreciated. As I quickly mentioned in my reply to Jestagirl I was fortunate enough to get my boys details through the Q'land Brands Deptartment, and was then able to contact his breeders, who were very helpful in letting me know more of his background. After having a very short unsuccessful track career, he went to someone for campdrafting/stockwork, with him eventually ending up at the saleyards. He is a real smootch and a gentle giant, and I think IS a real gem (in the rough) - though skin and bone at present he is a very nice type and had the most beautiful head and kind eye, plus doesn't bite, kick or bolt, is easy to worm, good feet (even lifts his legs to have his hooves cleaned), and already comes when called. Luckily there is a Natural Horsemanship Clinic nearby, and both he and I will be headed there as soon as I get some condition on him. Thankyou also for the Western saddle advice. What with him being a thoroughbred, I agree it would be best for me to get a professional saddle fitting, as the more I look around, I realize most Western Saddles are more for broader lower withered Quarter Horse types. I have seen a few (cheaper) synthetic Western Saddles advertised around the place but wonder how well made or safe they are ... it's a long fall from a 17HH horse if the rigging goes!!!
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Hello Jestagirl. Thankyou for taking the time to look up the brand details for me. Before receiving your reply, I had contacted the Q'land Brands Department and they were able to give me his details also. It was '99 and he was registered as Brown Chief.
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Just scanning through old posts and wondered how you found the information on brands? I to have myself a new boy... He's a Bay (black point, mane & tail) 15.3 gelding with the letters GO on his near side (no other emblem) and a 2 over a 4 on his off side. Have confirmed with a dentist that he's a 94 foal. Only info i've been given was that he was bred to race but could not cut the mustard, (but that was from previous owner who i don't think was the first) so not sure how accurate. Any help would be appreciated, i can also be contacted at email@example.com
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Hi there, for t/bred ID's , I have had success with RISA (Racing Information Services Australia P/L). Email them for a search application form to firstname.lastname@example.org web site www.risa.com.au. They traced my recently purchased 11 yo T/bred. Search fee is $50.00, takes about 6-8 weeks. As long as you can supply them with the brand details, you're in with half a chance. A pic of the brand could help speed up the search. Cheers.
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You can subscribe to the studbook for a lot less than $50 and do as many searchs on line as you like it takes about 24hrs before the subscription activates www.studbook.org.au About $30 for 12 months if I recall correctly.