Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Equine
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Need opinions of WPEQ members
This has been sitting around for awhile and now languishing. Need some more votes. (I supported): http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk%3ATrot_%28horse_gait%29&diff=541061190&oldid=540380214#Requested_move
Of interest to WPEQ
Talk:Jumping_(horse)#Requested_move_10_September_2015. Requested move. Montanabw(talk) 05:22, 10 September 2015 (UTC)
Mountain Pleasure Horse
We seem to have no article on the Mountain Pleasure Horse breed.  Is there any need for it? It is a formally recognized true breed, not a crossbreed. White Arabian mare (Neigh) 14:34, 24 September 2015 (UTC)
- I don't actually see any reference to it on the Myers Park Homeowners Association homepage … Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 18:52, 24 September 2015 (UTC)
- I'm a little dubious, their claim that DNA "proves" them to be ancestors of Saddlebreds, etc., is scientifically dubious... DNA can't "prove" a breed, only indicate common ancestry. I'd look for more than just the organization's web site - a lot of these "breeds" are actually a group of kind of self-serving breeders. I'd look for them in a neutral, third-party source. For example, I tried to AfD Moyle horse as "not a breed" but when we found them listed in Hendricks, that was enough to prevent deletion. Virginia Highlander is another one that I think is pretty dubious (ironically, even though I created it). If you can't find either a refernce to the breed in a general "horse breeds of the world" - type of book, or multiple neutral, third-party (not horse for sale or breeding farm sites!) sources, then I'd say no. See what links you can find. Montanabw(talk) 23:44, 24 September 2015 (UTC)
Here are some links.   If I write the article, I'll put it on my sandbox first and get it right before launching it to public space. I don't have any books with that breed in them, because I don't have any breed books that were printed in America--they're all from Europe. None of mine even have Racking Horses or most of the mustang sub-breeds. I want the one about breeds from North America! (But they don't have it in the bookstore.) White Arabian mare (Neigh) 02:00, 25 September 2015 (UTC)