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post #11 of 17 Old 01-13-2008, 06:59 PM
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arastangrider-If I were you I wouldn't be telling her to not make mixed breeds when your user name clearly states that you ride an arastang which just so happens to be a mixed breed.
Very good point!

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post #12 of 17 Old 01-13-2008, 07:16 PM
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lol you guys are funny She not the only one that says she doesn't agree with mix breeds and things come back on her lol. Just ignore it.

Well i say a sturdy horse would be good like mentioned by Delregans way but honestly i think you should get something that could cancel out some of the other mixture of breed in her blood. Like breed her to a twh or a appaloosa since she is already part those. I think it would be best to breed to the appaloose though if you choose that though because they can do alot of things they are pretty diverse to me. Ur i just think that blending so many breeds may just make the foal a little to muttish. Sry but it just don't sound like it might work so well.

Also another thing mentioned before if you just buy another horse like a three year old or 2 year old you can start training it the way you want and have your own horse like that. But its all up to you.
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post #13 of 17 Old 01-13-2008, 07:17 PM
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arastangrider-If I were you I wouldn't be telling her to not make mixed breeds when your user name clearly states that you ride an arastang which just so happens to be a mixed breed.
nicely spotted - i hadnt noticed that. im quickly getting over this anti mixed breed thing
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post #14 of 17 Old 01-15-2008, 09:16 PM
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Just to stick my nose where it probably doens't belong... but I am all for cross-breeding... to a point. I believe that breeders can create amazing corssbreeds that take the best of both breeds and try to cancel out the bad associated with a purebred, i.e. with TBs and their (generally) soft feet - breeding to a QH might be able to get rid of that problem in the offspring. Another great example are all the Warmbloods out there - I had a great mix of a Holsteiner and Tb.

However, it's when a backyard breeder (no offence meant to anyone on this forum, I'm using the term very broadly trying to incorporate only those who don't know what they're doing) goes and breeds a mal-conformed, impure (grade or otherwise) mare to a bad stallion, and produces a foal that nobody wants, and ends up going to slaughter. Or they keep a badly conformed stallion, and offer cheap stud fees that attract people not willing to pay for quality.

I personally like to buy horses that are, or can be, registered, but that is just my own personal opinion. (Certain cross-breds can be registered under different registries.)

To get to the question at hand... you might want to consider just buying a new horse. I know it's very appealing to breed your mare and produce a baby to raise it on your own, but there is a lot of chance associated with breeding your own foal, and should not be taken lightly.
I would be very careful about breeding to a tall, thickly built stud, especially if this is the mare's first foal, as you don't want to make birthing a big foal a complication to deal with. Since she is a smaller mare, you might not get the height and thickness you want in a foal, so you need to beware. In my opinion though, I would go for either a QH, paint or TWH stallion, to stick with a breed that is around the same height of the mare, but might incorporate some sturdyness.
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post #15 of 17 Old 01-28-2008, 07:05 PM
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To get to the question at hand... you might want to consider just buying a new horse. I know it's very appealing to breed your mare and produce a baby to raise it on your own, but there is a lot of chance associated with breeding your own foal, and should not be taken lightly.


Breeding your own horse is only appealing until you've done it a time or two

I also have nothing against cross breeding. Out of my 8 horses only half are registered (one is a registered cross) The other half are assorted cross breeds. I have even done some cross breeding with my own horses. I believe that cross breeding is fine as long as you are breeding for a specific purpose. For example, when I bred my QH and my Spanish Mustang I was aiming for a personal barrel prospect.
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post #16 of 17 Old 01-28-2008, 09:57 PM
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To get to the question at hand... you might want to consider just buying a new horse. I know it's very appealing to breed your mare and produce a baby to raise it on your own, but there is a lot of chance associated with breeding your own foal, and should not be taken lightly.


Breeding your own horse is only appealing until you've done it a time or two

I also have nothing against cross breeding. Out of my 8 horses only half are registered (one is a registered cross) The other half are assorted cross breeds. I have even done some cross breeding with my own horses. I believe that cross breeding is fine as long as you are breeding for a specific purpose. For example, when I bred my qh and my Spanish Mustang I was aiming for a personal barrel prospect.
Thank you! That's what I was getting at. You shouldn't breed a horse just to have a "cute baby" .. not that I'm implying Tuff Rider is, but it's just the thing that makes crossbreds less valuable.

Another thing: consider costs. I had a mare that I absolutely loved.. she had a great personality and conformation, and I wanted to get a foal out of her so I could essentially keep a piece of her with me a little longer than she would last... and hopefully breed a little bit of height in too :P Anyways... I found the perfect stallion and made arrangements to breed. Since I used cooled semen, she had to go to my vet's for AI. My vet said the mechanics of everything went perfectly, everything was timed just right.. and she didn't catch. Due to unfortunate circumstances, I couldn't re-breed her, so I spent a ton of money for nothing. Thinking back, I could have spent the money on a new horse that I could have made sure everything was perfect with.
Just a word of warning... haha I hope nobody thinks I'm an idiot for it :P


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post #17 of 17 Old 01-29-2008, 06:55 PM
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It depends, if you want to bring out, say the barrel horse or the pleasure horse in your horse, then I would say breed to an appaloosa and go for that breed or anything along those lines like a Quarter Horse or paint. If you want to bring out the gaits in your horse then breed to a Tennessee Walking Horse. It all really depends what you plan to "do" with the horse.

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