Appendix Cross (what do you think?) - The Horse Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 Old 10-11-2013, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 119
• Horses: 3
Appendix Cross (what do you think?)

Okay so just wondering what everyone's thoughts are of the breed? Good experiences / bad experiences? Etc. pros and cons?
Im looking for a more english typey horse , more floaty gait , more speed.. etc No specific discipline really. I have heard its the best of both worlds?...

Dam- Mj Sweet Tyree Quarter Horse
Sire-http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/many+moons
This would be the lineage of the foal...
SweetTyree is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 10-11-2013, 08:09 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 2,079
• Horses: 0
Are you looking to breed an appendix or buy one?

I think you are looking to breed by your last sentence in your post ....

Like with any horse or any breed I believe you can get exactly what you want or a what have I done, as in a bad combination.

I've had appendix horses and yes, mine was a nice horse.
I have also had "pure" Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horse, Morgan, Arab and some great "mutts" of who knows what breeds they came from.
I bought not bred so was able to pick and choose the traits I desired that would work best for me.

Your horse has some nice blood, but there are no guarantees when breeding only hopes and wishes for what will arrive in due time...regardless of how much quality in the bloodlines of both sire and dam...
horselovinguy is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 10-11-2013, 08:22 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 162
• Horses: 1
Appendix QH/Arabian = best horse I've ever seen. Perfection, IMHO. Everything good all rolled into one.
Doodlesweaver is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 10-11-2013, 11:49 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Posts: 4,755
• Horses: 1
So are you looking to buy a particular foal or breed one?

I think that great horses can come in any breed or mixed breed. That when buying a horse consideration should be given to the horse in front of you, more so than just breeding. In many breeds I have seen excellent and poor individuals.

However, saying all of that I would only breed for a registered "purpose" foal. I'd breed for the best example of that breed I could, choosing parents that are similar enough to compliment each other and breed a foal with a solid "purpose". This is because I think breeds are there for a reason. People have spent many years breeding horses to get individuals who are perfect for their purpose. These days lots of people breed crosses that while okay don't often excel. That's fine, and it's fine to own horses like that, I've owned some great crosses but I don't think it's a good idea to purposely breed these.

This may sound like an anti-breeding rant, and it's not meant to be! I'm just saying that you can go out there and buy the near perfect horse that people have spent generations breeding, but crossing two rather different breeds you don't know what you're going to get. You might get a QH built horse with a flighty TB temperament. You might get short legs on a fine body, a low headset on a fine build. One of the slowest, laziest horses I know is a TB, so you're not guaranteed speed. I've seen a few different QH crosses and they can be vastly different. Some are absolutely gorgeous and talented and some are just...not.

Think it through, I did the numbers a while ago on if I should breed a horse, and by the time you pay stud fees, vet fees, feed and care for a mare for a year and a half, and a foal for however long, it's often a similar cost to buying a foal or yearling, or even a two or three year old, and then you can see what you're getting, less surprises and I think you have a better chance of getting what you want.

So I don't know, I like Quarter Horses, and I like Thoroughbreds, but I don't know if a cross would suit any purpose well.
Saskia is online now  
post #5 of 10 Old 10-12-2013, 08:10 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 119
• Horses: 3
Im breeding my mare to my friends TB stud. I understand that , it may not be exactly what I want but my horse never had good groundwork and I would like to have a foal from day1. I've had too many sellers lie directly to my face , not know enough about the horse etc. I would never intend to sell the foal , and it would be registered AQHA. I don't really want a perfect horse that I can go buy if that's what I wanted id just go buy one. I want a foal out of my mare , and I want him to be the sire... I've seen too many QH's around here who have the same conformation faults as my mare so that's why I've chosen him. :)
Posted via Mobile Device
SweetTyree is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 10-12-2013, 07:09 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 120
• Horses: 2
Personally, I don't think it gets any better than an appendix. I had one as a kid and own one now and they are just wonderful. Easygoing and hardy as a QH, but athletic as a TB. Both of mine have had a more TB build, but I've ridden horses where it went the other way and they still felt like a TB rather than a QH if that makes any sense. I think it's the alertness, they are always right with you or even a step ahead of you. In my experience they are quick and tough, but eager to please. They're also pretty smart, which has gotten me out of more than a few jams. My current Appendix is the most excitable one I've ever met, especially under saddle she can be more than a handful. However she always takes care of me when it counts and loves to be ridden. They can excel at just about anything you put them up to.

Of course, it mostly depends on the individual, but I have had nothing but good experiences with this cross. I could probably write a book on why they are perfect but I won't now :) good luck!
TruGing is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 10-12-2013, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 119
• Horses: 3
Thank you! TruGing that's exactly the answer I was looking for lol. Im glad you've had positive experiances :)
Posted via Mobile Device
SweetTyree is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 10-12-2013, 09:37 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: california
Posts: 5,289
• Horses: 0
besides looking at your mare, good and bad faults.. what are the stallions ? What is the stallions lineage ? Other offspring look like ?
stevenson is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 10-13-2013, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 119
• Horses: 3
Many Moons- Many Moons Thoroughbred
He is a grandson of Dr Fager and Man O War.
He has sired foxhunters, jumpers, hunters, nice children's hunters, adult amateur hunters, personable hack and show mounts who are sound of mind and body.
He carries a black gene , most offspring are bay.
SweetTyree is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 10-13-2013, 06:01 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
Posts: 15,478
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by SweetTyree View Post
He carries a black gene , most offspring are bay.
Then he carries the agouti gene, as well as the black base gene.

All horses are one of two base colors: black (EE or Ee) or red (ee). Then there are modifying genes layered on top of the base colors. On black, you have bay agouti (AA or Aa) and brown agouti (AtAt or Atat). Red-based horses can carry agouti, but it does not manifest on a red coat because agouti works to restrict black and since red horses have no black, there is nothing for the agouti to restrict.

Since the stallion is registered as bay, he is either EEAA, EEAa, EeAA, or EeAa. If he produces predominantly bays, then he is most likely EEAA (or possibly EeAA).
Posted via Mobile Device

Last edited by DraftyAiresMum; 10-13-2013 at 06:05 PM.
DraftyAiresMum 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
Appendix CherryCrush99 Horse Breeds 1 06-09-2013 11:58 AM
Awkward cross horse...arab or gaited cross? NRW Horse Breeds 30 05-29-2013 11:51 AM
Friesian Appendix Cross Behavior Houston Horse Breeds 17 01-02-2013 10:16 AM
Appendix? AlmagroN Horse Breeds 1 02-01-2011 01:14 AM
Appendix? BluMagic Horse Breeds 10 04-22-2008 07:00 PM

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