thoughts on Arabian crosses
I have an Arabian mare, registered, with what I think to be a good build and beautiful movement. A dressage rider of mine drools when she sees her and can't wait until I really get her going under saddle so she can train her dressage for me. She's green broke, but is the easiest horse I've ever trained. Extremely smart, very willing, confident and sensible. She can be a *little* hot, I wouldnt really say hot but hotter than most. I've been thinking of breeding for a sport horse for jumpers or eventing. I thought about breeding this mare to a TB, but I prefer a little heftier build and I ADORE my Friesian cross mare, so I thought about a refined Friesian, or even a Friesian/Arabian cross to breed her to. Then I found out from the barn owner where I board, and who I bought this mare from, that he has two free breedings to this gorgeous, absolutely breathtaking, tobiano. Big warmblood build, about 16h+, good conformation and a darling personality. I met him several years ago when looking for a horse for sale. So I was thinking of maybe going that route with her. This mare is 15.2h and has had one foal before, but it was about 6 yrs ago. What do you guys think? This is my first Arabian, most horses I've dealt with have been either QH or TB crosses of some sort, so im at a loss as to what would really cross well with the Arabian. I want a thicker, yet still agile and athletic horse that isnt too hot. (I would like to be able to have others ride it as well, not just me so calmer would be ncie!) What crosses well with Arabians?
Simply Sophisticated-"Sophie" 2003 FSH mare.
Seize the Moment-"Leo" 2010 KSH gelding