lol, it's the TB in them! My boy is Anglo Arab, so arabxTB... arab mum TB dad and def not the way I would do the cross if I was breeding as I have seen a few examples now and arab dad TB mum seems to turn out a better put-together horse with more arab traits in the face and usually a slightly more reliable temperament depending on the horses used. If I had an Arab mare I would breed to an Arab [or part-Arab] stallion to remain close to type as that seems to produce the most consistent results. Refine with the stallion, ALWAYS, or stick with type. JMO based on much research and discussion with breeders.
I actually have a TB filly that I am considering putting in foal not this year but next year for a 2014 foal... probably to an Arab stallion because I do love the cross. So versatile. My boy jumps, dressages, events, is a show hack, has shown in in-hand conformation classes, and I'm pretty sure he's done some stock work... if not he's really cowy so he COULD. Also make good endurance horses particularly for someone who is too tall for your typical ~15hh purebred arab, and they have that BAZINGA factor... the try from the TB and the intelligence and one-person-horse bond from the Arab. I love a horse that will try whatever you set its hooves at, learns quickly, and has "their person"...
...my boy is so special to me... I can be riding him at the beach, jump off, tie his reins around his neck and start running, he will be right at my side in trot or canter [whichever matches my speed better] and if I hit the brakes he can't stop as fast as I can but he always stops fast and comes around to me. I've never had that with a horse that doesn't have some Arab blood.
Last edited by blue eyed pony; 11-14-2012 at 06:42 PM.