Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Middle-of-Nowhere, Illinois
BYB's love Gypsies.
A Gypsy x Foxtrotter cross. WHY? These people apparently stopped maturing mentally at the age of twelve and are somehow under the misguided belief that a Gypsy cross is somehow rare and special. When's the last time you saw a Gypsy or Gypsy cross in the Grand Prix, or any kind of significant competition? Never. They're not that great.
Friesian crosses are iffy, especially if it's not an approved stallion and/or the the breeders have no clue what they're doing. There are some really awesome Friesian sporthorses out there, though. I saw a Friesian/Morgan that was really nice. Textbook example of educated and responsible breeding. Unfortunately, breeders like that are the minority. I'm not a huge advocate of crossing Friesians because they're so rare and cross breeding nearly wiped the breed out before. They don't cross well with too many other breeds, either. Like a Thoroughbred. Why on earth would you cross a big, thick, baroque-type horse with a lean, sleek TB? That's like breeding a Clydesdale to a Hackney. The foals almost always turn out looking like a 6-year-old molded them out of Play-Doh. And we all know where horses like that end up.
Ending my little rant there before I have an aneurysm. ;)
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