Join Date: May 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
I would suggest a Draft cross if that's the path you want to take. I think a full blood Draft may ultimately producing a horse that's TO big for what you want, and lacking in a lot of stamina and agility.
Have you considered some of the bigger stock horses? I assume from your post that your mare is on the daintier side, so you're wanting to combined a little more height with a little more substance? If she's thicker, I'd look into possibly some chunkier built sport Thoroughbreds? That should help you compound some height, add some Mustang substance, and a combination of the speed/stamina factor. If she's daintier, then again, possibly some of the taller ranch-style bred stock horses with the thickset bodies.
Shay-la has a Mustang X Appaloosa and I can only assume her Mustang side was huge, because she's built like a tank. She's got a bit of speed and half-decent stamina (placed 1st in a 15 mile endurance race, being pushed at a trot most of the way), but zero agility. She's also a mega klutz, with no sensitivity. She'll demolish a jump as opposed to go over it. She's a darn good quiet trail horse though. Extremely laid back and lazy, but has some "git up and go" when you ask for it. She's also 15hh.
I hope God tells her to smash her computer with a sledgehammer.