How do I find my horse's bloodlines?

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  • equusparvus Original Poster equusparvus
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    I used to ride a Hanoverian. He was registered under Coby I believe. He had a neck brand, but I didn’t see a breed brand on his hindquarters. He was between 10 and 14. Is there any way I can find his dam and sire? Where do I start?

    NinaJD NinaJD
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    you can try to contact the registry and see if they can or will give you any information.
    There’s also that website allpedigree you can try. but if someone hasn’t filled in anything it won’t do you any good.

    It’s hard to find any information on a horses lineage if you don’t know his/her parents.

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    I’ve always wanted to know who my girls parents were and what they were like (jumpers, roping, etc.). But I don’t have any papers on her so it’s like “ha I’ll never know” lol

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    SmartPaker Sarah SmartPaker Sarah
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    Let me start by saying that I’m definitely not a Hanoverian expert. However, I did talk to a fellow SmartPaker who had some great advice. According to her, some Hanoverians have the brand on their hip and the last digits of their universal equine life number (registration number) under the brand or on their neck. However, it’s unlikely your horse would be registered without the signature Hanoverian brand on his hip – some of them are really, really faint and can only be seen on a chilly day when the horses hair is raised or when they are clipped. This link might have helpful info for you: Good luck!

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    It is unlikely that the horse you were riding was a Hanoverian, or at least registered as one. All Hanoverians with brands have them on their left hind thigh, it is two horse heads in the shape of an “H”. The only breeds I know of that have brands on their necks are mustangs or some Arabs, was it a freeze brand, like white markings? Also, all Hanoverians are named in the registry with a name starting with the same letter as their sire, so for instance, Hanoverians sired by Donnerhall would all have names starting with a “D”. If your horse was registered as a Hanoverian under the name Coby, then his sire would be a “C” line. If your horse were a mare, I would say it was possible that she was accepted in the Hanoverian studbook but was another breed, such as an Arabian, but it sounds like it was a male, so that wouldn’t be the case. But from your info, it sounds like your horse was probably another breed. If it was a nice moving, quality horse I would say probably an Arab or some kind of cross bred, and I’m not sure how to read those brands. The Hanoverian brand looks something like “)(” on the left hind thigh. Hope this helps!

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    Hi There!

    I am in South Africa and bought a mare, Granini. She has the H branded on her Hip and the number 273 in her neck. I know she is imported from Germany and her breeding is, according to her previous owner as follows:Sire: Graf Sponeck; Dam:Grille; Sire of Dam: Goldfinger. Her passport got lost and I would love to find her details eg. Date of Birth ect. in order to open her new passport. Or even better get more info on her. Does any one know where I can try and get more info?

    Kind Regards,

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