ASBs to Arabs is a fine cross, but keep in mind not all ASBs are gaited.
To me, the gaited breeds have been bred specifically to be one thing... and adding in non-gaited genes just dilutes that unique quality.
Breeding of any kind is a crap shoot, almost moreso when gaits come into play. Since we don't know what causes it, we can't predict how it will manifest itself. That will lead to lots of unwanted, unregisterable horses with questionable conformation. There's way too many of those already.
Breed gaited to gaited, and trotting to trotting, and even then with CAUTION and RESPONSIBILITY.
Edit: I am by no means bashing anyone's grade horses. They have as much right to life and happiness as a pedigreed animal, and they are by no means second-rate. Just wanted to put that out there!
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Last edited by arrowsaway; 07-02-2012 at 06:08 PM.