Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
what is with the "friesians are beautiful and elegant, they must cross well with everything!"?????
I know of two breeds that typically cross well with most breeds; Arabians and Thoroughbreds. With these two breeds you have a better chance of ending up with a decent horse from a weird cross. Regardless though, a ton of thought should be put into any breeding, more so cross breeds. In this case;
Large draft type, long high set neck, bred for the harness, tall, etc + short, low set neck, stock type bred to move quick and work cattle/sprint = well in this case thankfully a colorful, decently built horse with the best of both.
I have seen this cross with the low set qh neck, large freisian head and feet, long back and the 14.2hh of the qh, also the heavy body of a freisian with a qh head and feet. In this case they came out lucky, many are not as fortunate.