Originally Posted by carriedenaee
Cross horse can actually make very good horses...i have a quarter/tb cross who is registered as a quarter horse...and he has stamina, good disposition, has outran every horse I have straight reaced against....yet I can put my 4 year old son on him and he drops his head and obeys his every command...so I got speed, heighth, stamina, stockiness, excellent disposition....a wonderful horse! I don't have any problem with them ...jus tthink if care is taken you can have some good horses come out of them...just cause it aint got papers doesnt mean its not the best horse ever ;)
Inbreeding is breeding between close relatives
We arent saying that horses without papers arent good horses...
but have a reason for WHY you breed two horses together. Look for conformation, personality, ect. That can be made better. Its just wrong when people just breed to breed, or just because they want their horses to be mom's or they themselves want to experience raising up a baby. My one mare is a cross breed (Bashkir Curly X Arab) and she is the most amazing horse in the world. She is beautiful, has stamina, speed, endurance, heart, a good work ethic, strong feet, ect. But I would NEVER breed her unless I was breeding to a good stallion that would compliment her and what I wanted it for.