I own a Curly x Morgan. I saw the dam when I bought him and all he really got from her was her topline and temperament. They did not know the stud as they bought the mare with her colt at auction as the mare was papered and dirt cheap. The bulldog on stilettos description made me laugh, and is kinda like our guy. He has fine legs with substantial backend and strong neck. I bought him to train as our Guest horse, so his finer bone but straight legs are no concern. What is interesting in this guy is he is slab sided and tied- in at the elbow. I am pretty sure the stud was consistent at creating that fault as I found him advertised in the area and his markings and conformation are too much like our guy. Any how, those faults don't really impede him at all, if anything he makes a spectacular cart horse by his front end movement and his hind end being Morgan gives him allot of forward movement. It's alot smoother to ride than it looks too.
Back to breed crosses though, I have seen direct Arab crosses to get prettier heads and it did not work. That curly type head is really strong. I loved a percheron x curly that I rode one summer, he was a well balanced horse but very big boned. Due to the 'Fro'' making curlies neck look thick, I would suggest upright well carried necks in the cross are a must. All in all, the pretty Morgan did not pass it on to our guy, but we've had lots of fans made and a standing offer to buy him if we ever want to sell him. Good luck with your future cross!
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