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post #1 of 25 Old 09-26-2013, 07:59 AM Thread Starter
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Favorite crosses

What are your favorite breeds to see crossed? Why, what do you like about them?

And, just for fun, what are your least favorite crosses and why?
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post #2 of 25 Old 09-26-2013, 08:20 AM
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my favourite cross is a thoroughbred x warm blood as I just really like them, have seen plenty and they are very nice when bred correctly, as well as a wb x arab. My least favourite cross is a cross between a quarter horse x Clydesdale BUT saying that there could be some nice ones out there.
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post #3 of 25 Old 09-26-2013, 10:21 AM
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pretty much anything crossed with arab.
-I knew an arabx qh that was an amazing trail and ranch horse, stocky like a qh but with a refined head and more stamina
-arab x appy gelding that has the size, stamina and flair of an arab, with a calmer disposition and cool color
-arab x paint, athletic and gorgeous.
-arab cross percheron. I've heard people say they've seen bad examples of this cross, but the one I knew was stunning, tall, with the bone and level headedness of a percheron, but a lighter body, endurance and movement from the arab. She easily could have been a dressage or eventing horse.
-I have always loved anglo arabs, and my mare is in foal for one next spring, which I'm excited about.

I also love thoroughbred crosses, it tends to lighten other breeds up and increase athleticism and drive.

draft crosses, done right, can also be amazing, but I have seen it go horribly wrong too.

The worst crosses... saw a qh mustang cross that was the ugliest horse on 4 legs. Calf kneed, sickle hocked, long backed, excessively narrow, with a long ewe neck and large coarse hammer head.

I've seen some horrifying Friesian crosses, and draft crosses. Why breed a long backed Suffolk punch to a long backed, tiny headed qh? The result was a pin headed, wide bus with 4 legs.
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post #4 of 25 Old 09-26-2013, 11:07 AM
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I absolutely love love love my arab x rocky mountain cross! He has the smooth gaits and nice temperment of the rocky, plus the chocolate color with flaxen mane. He has the heart, dedication and energy level of an arab.
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post #5 of 25 Old 09-26-2013, 04:08 PM
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I also like many arab cross.

My two top are:
Morab: arab X Morgan. More substance than the arab alone, more refined than the morgan alone and lots of stamina. That cross performs in anything, from endurance to dressage and driving.

Hispano-arab: arab X spanish (PRE) or Lusitano: they are absolutely gorgeous. It lightens the heaviness of the spanish breed, keeps the beauty of it and they perform well in dressage, modern or classical.
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post #6 of 25 Old 09-26-2013, 06:34 PM
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I love Hispano-arabs too! I have a 7 year old Hispano mare.
She's very spirited, but is starting to calm as she gets older.
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post #7 of 25 Old 09-27-2013, 06:47 PM
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I know two Arab/Gypsy crosses that are just stunning horses. One is a bay tobiano, one is gray tobiano, both have lovely refined heads, nice compact build, tons of bone, and enough feather to catch your eye (but not so much that it's crazy hard to maintain!). It's not a cross I'd have thought up myself, and I'm sure it's not always successful, but man those two are gorgeous. Wonderful, willing temperaments, too.

I've seen some horrifying Friesian crosses, so I always cringe a little when I hear about someone breeding them. To be fair, though, I've seen a couple of nice ones, too. My BO has a Friesian/Shire mare who's pretty wonderful.
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post #8 of 25 Old 09-27-2013, 10:06 PM
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I love love love Anglo Arabs! Looks, temperament, size, intelligence, they're just perfect <3

I also really like appendices, stemming from my love of tbs and the first horse I leased who was a qh.

And lastly, I saw for sale a whole ago an absolutely stunning Morgan x Arab! He was solid steel grey, nice solid bone but not clumsy at all, and his face was the perfect middle ground between an Arab and a Morgan face... If only I had had the money and somewhere to keep a horse!
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post #9 of 25 Old 09-27-2013, 11:31 PM
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Morgan/Arabian is my favourite cross for sure. Attached a few photos of some of the ones I bred. Beautiful, smart, level headed, great bone, temperments to die for. Mine have, anyway. LOL
Arabian/Quarter Horse can be a good one.

I don't much like anything with TB or Appy in them just because I haven't met one yet that I was able to get along with.
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post #10 of 25 Old 09-28-2013, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone, keep em coming! It seems like we favor Arab crosses here. Also, thanks for the pictures, WSArabians. The black in the third pic is gorgeous. Everyone else can share pics too, if you want. We wanna see what all theses crosses look like!
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