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    05-22-2008, 07:48 PM
Originally Posted by carriedenaee
Hey ,
If your talkin abou tinbreeding not meaning the crossing of close relatives...that is the only definition I could find....is there another???
Im just askin...im dumb on technical terms..lol
Oh, no :) I agree that inbreeding is crossing of the same lines (like breeding a filly back to her sire once she's 3). I'm just saying that inbreeding goes farther than that too IMO. I think cross breeding breeds that should never be crossed (like a Mustang and a Quarter Horse for example) fall under inbreeding too.
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    05-22-2008, 08:19 PM
Oh ok..thanks!
    07-17-2008, 11:49 PM
Originally Posted by irisheyes12
Everyone makes good points IMO. This is like the big fad going around of breeding Arabian's to Percherons....why?
I have no idea. I'm not a big cross-bred fan anyway. I do like Warmbloods in some cases but not QH crosses.
    07-18-2008, 02:00 PM
My one mare is a Clyde-QH cross and honestly I think it's the best mix you can make. You have the size and level headedness of the draft but the brain and work ethic of the QH. Couldn't ask for more.
    07-21-2008, 03:06 PM
Wow My2geldings...are any of the photos in your gallery a pic of her??? I bet that is a neat horse!!!
I would love to see a good pic of her
    07-21-2008, 05:38 PM
Originally Posted by carriedenaee
Wow My2geldings...are any of the photos in your gallery a pic of her??? I bet that is a neat horse!!!
I would love to see a good pic of her
haha. All you had to is ask my dear :)

Back when was little, at one point she was a little girl:

Her now as a yearling. The photos are 2-3 weeks old. She should be close to 16hh if not 16 by the winter

    07-22-2008, 10:01 PM
What does everyone think of Qh/Arab crosses? I have a little qh mare that I want to breed to a really nice arab stud. I used to have a beautiful quarab mare. I've seen some really nice crosses this way (and some bad ones). I think if you choose carefully to compliment your horse then crossing can be a good thing. If you are going to market it, I agree that you shouldn't breed something that isn't going to be at least registerable.

The nice thing about arabs is that anything with one parent as a purebred can be registered as half and shown on the circuit. Quarabs are really popular right now to get buckskins/palomino half arabs to show on the circuit since purebreds don't come in those colors.

Personally I love the beautiful face of a well bred arab, and my perfect cross would be the quarter horse body with the arab face (though not disproportionate to each other). My mare used to be just like that. Absolute baby doll head and a well muscled body. And she was palomino to boot.


    07-22-2008, 11:42 PM
I would have to say that it depends on what the QH is crossed with and what you are planning on doing with it. We are going Thursday to look at a Belgain/QH cross for hubby. She is a dun and absolutely stunning. Although I must admit, I have a soft spot for drafts. But she is only 16.1 and built whereas a purebred would probably 17hh or more. (a friend has a Belgian gelding who is 19hh) One that big would be too difficult for hubby to get on and off of. (he has bad knees) So basically, I would say, it depends.

BTW I didn't see anything wrong with the Arab/Percheron cross. The draft might possibly cool down some of the arabs flightiness. No insult to Arab lovers (my personal riding horse is an arab) but if that filly is trained nicely I could see a lot of people wanting one. JMHO
    07-23-2008, 02:07 AM
These crosses are funny. My one mare the Clyde cross is the most intelligent horse I have ever met. Whatever you teach her, it only have to teach her once and she will be good for life. I have haltered her and left her with my 5 year old nephew and she will be following him like a dog. I come back and he's been pretty much hanging off her ears and she just sits there waiting for him to finish.

Having said that when putting her into some situations where she really is not comfortable her brain shuts off and she just wants to go and will plow thru you if that means "she is safer". Unfortunately despite the endless hours I spend with her that draftyness in her kicks in and she turns into a donkey.

My canadian on the other hand, he is a sweet boy but he is a lot more hot than she is (not really comparable really because there is no hotness to her...) but when he spooks or gets anxious about something, he will rely on you for safety. A very sensitive horse who really pays attention to you and puts his full trust in you.

I'm pretty sure I have raised them the same, actually have had Calypso for a few months longer. It's hard to really say completely how they will turn out. Horses are horses and they have their horsenalities, you just have to make your best decision and go with your gut feeling.
    07-24-2008, 12:44 PM
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.

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