A warmblood is a breed type.
You cannot cross an arab and a TB and call it a stock horse. Does it have cow sense? Can it perform reining or cutting maneuvers well and easily? Etc..
Or how about lets cross a QH and a welsh and then it can be a draft horse.
You see? It doesn't work like that. A Hanoverian is a warmblood, a Dutch warmblood is a warmblood, a Trakhener is a warmblood. They are all breeds which fall into the warmblood breed type category. Like how Percherons and Shires, etc are drafts, QHs and paints are stock horses, etc..
Just because something is given a name does not make it a breed or part of an entirely different breed type. You can breed a labradoodle to a labradoodle, it still does not make the dog a legitimate purebred dog.
A Percheron is not a warmblood, a TB is not a warmblood, an Andalusian is not a warmblood. Crossing any or all of these horses will not produce a warmblood because none were warmbloods to start.
And about the breed traits, it is just a known thing, I couldn't tell you where I found it in a book or anything. My coach has worked with many, I've worked with a few and just in general from observation of these horses worldwide they are a very sensitive, willing type. Google maybe?
ETA Also, when crossing anything with a TB generally the accepted practice is to add "Anglo" before the other breed. Ie - Anglo Arabian indicates a TBxArab. So a Percheron TB could be an Anglo Percheron, but not a WB, and this horse (in OP) would be an Anglo Andalusian. Iberian Warmblood would indicate that an Iberian horse (like a PRE or Lusitano) was crossed with a warmblood (like a Hanoverian). As well even crossing an Iberian horse is highly controversial. Most stallions caught "outbreeding" or "crossbreeding" are struck from the registry they belong to.
They say money doesn't buy happiness -- well happiness doesn't buy horses!
Last edited by ~*~anebel~*~; 01-03-2013 at 12:33 PM.