Appaloosa/Arabian Crosses? - The Horse Forum

 51Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 28 Old 12-12-2012, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Holton, KS
Posts: 190
• Horses: 1
Appaloosa/Arabian Crosses?

I've recently come upon a new found respect for the Appaloosa. I didn't realize the breed went beyond "Oh look its a QH looking animal with spots!". Some of them are quite nice! I feel bad for being prejudiced towards them . But I am proud to say I no longer am!

Now I also really ador Arabians. I've ridden and been around several marvelous indivduals! They are truely intriguing animals.

Through a few google searches, I have found a few pictures of the cross that I find quite attractive. Now whether those horses were created by chance or by a careful and well thought out breeding program is a different story! I wanted to see if anyone knew of an indivdual(s) that breeds good quality, healthy, and friendly App/Arab crosses.

Or if you happen to have one, please post a picture! And maybe a tiny story?
HighonEquine is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 28 Old 12-12-2012, 06:26 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 315
• Horses: 0
Araloosas?

I have never met one, but I hear that they can make exceptional trail horses. With the right parents they're supposed to be the best of both worlds with the endurance, stamina, movement and temperament of the Arabian parent and the muscle, strong hind quarters, tenacity, and (ideally?) spots of the Appaloosa parent.

If was looking to buy a trail horse this cross would definitely be on my list. I hope any members who have one can share some pictures!

I am here to learn! :)

Last edited by WalnutPixie; 12-12-2012 at 06:32 PM.
WalnutPixie is offline  
post #3 of 28 Old 12-12-2012, 06:50 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Branson
Posts: 4,264
• Horses: 0
I bred Araloosas for about 20 years...stopped about 8 years ago.

When bred properly, Araloosas are excellent horses. I bred and trained mine specifically for extremely rugged endurance trail work, and for that particular discipline, they are hard to beat. The trick, though, is breeding stock selection. As with most crosses, if you choose the wrong breeding stock, the cross will either be of mediocre quality or suited for a discipline other than what you are breeding for. Lastly, moreso than with pure breds, there can be a lot of variance with Araloosas and other crosses. If you are not an expert with bloodlines, conformations, and abilities of both breeds and don't know the sire and dam, you have to be very careful in selecting your horse to insure that it will meet your needs...
dreamcatcherranch likes this.
Faceman is offline  
post #4 of 28 Old 12-12-2012, 07:19 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Hour and a Half from Town!
Posts: 6,324
• Horses: 2
Faceman I wish you still did. I'd be beating down your door!
Appy and a araloosa are at the top of my next horse list!
Posted via Mobile Device
dreamcatcherranch likes this.
FlyGap is offline  
post #5 of 28 Old 12-12-2012, 07:31 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 870
• Horses: 5
I broke out one for a friend who was phenomenal. She was smart as a whip. Built really well. Beautiful yead. Im not sure if she was planned or just happened. But she truly got the best of both breeds!
Posted via Mobile Device
Cowgirl140ty is offline  
post #6 of 28 Old 12-12-2012, 07:37 PM
twp
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: I'm right Here!!
Posts: 337
• Horses: 0
I used to ride an Appaloosa x Arab x quarter horse.. My favorite horse of all time.. Even though he was greenbroke, he was still awesome. So much stamina!! That's okay though, because on trail rides, I liked to stop, and trot, sometimes lope to catch back up to the group, lol.

What an amazing Cross Country horse that would be!! Since an app shuffles instead of trot, and an arab is also gaited, that would be a crazy smooth ride!!
twp is offline  
post #7 of 28 Old 12-12-2012, 08:18 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 315
• Horses: 0
Quote:
and an arab is also gaited
Huh?

ETA: Holy cow! I looked that one up. There actually are some purebred Arabs that will gait; most do a pseudo-running walk or ambling gait. I had no idea. My perception of the world has been skewed!
Almond Joy likes this.

I am here to learn! :)

Last edited by WalnutPixie; 12-12-2012 at 08:21 PM.
WalnutPixie is offline  
post #8 of 28 Old 12-12-2012, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Holton, KS
Posts: 190
• Horses: 1
I would love one someday. I am super picky about quality though, I would prefer a cross that is heavier on the Arab side.. just with some spots added.
HighonEquine is offline  
post #9 of 28 Old 12-12-2012, 09:24 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
Posts: 8,958
• Horses: 4
Here is mine. His Appy sire got loose and did a purebred Arabian thru a fence, so he was born about 6 months out of cycle with most horses. You can't get more selective than that, can you?

First picture was shortly after he arrived. You can see where some ass at a ranch he was loaned to spurred his sides bloody. It is just starting to heal here:



Helping my daughter learn to ride:



Dozing while my youngest listens to the trainer:



Great horse, if not exactly bred to the highest standards. Believes it is his duty to stay between a rider and the ground...


"People can teach us the rules, but only horses can teach us the art of riding."

Last edited by bsms; 12-12-2012 at 09:30 PM.
bsms is online now  
post #10 of 28 Old 12-12-2012, 11:21 PM
twp
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: I'm right Here!!
Posts: 337
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by WalnutPixie View Post
Huh?

ETA: Holy cow! I looked that one up. There actually are some purebred Arabs that will gait; most do a pseudo-running walk or ambling gait. I had no idea. My perception of the world has been skewed!
Lol, The Arabian is a Gaited Breed.

**Also, a true Appaloosa is gaited too.. They shouldn't trot, they should shuffle.
twp is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
*Lets see your Appaloosa or appaloosa crosses.(:* BarrelRacer95 Horse Breeds 21 02-08-2012 10:28 AM
Appaloosa Crosses spottyspides Horse Breeding 6 01-09-2012 05:21 AM
thoughts on Arabian crosses FSHjumper Horse Breeding 96 01-05-2012 05:30 AM
lets see the Arabians and Arabian crosses english_rider144 Horse Pictures 19 01-21-2009 11:57 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome