Originally Posted by stevenson
Why crossbreed any breed ? Its the same with Arabs, why cross breed them. There are large stocky arabs around, not the SE, but the polish and russian types.
Why crossbreed a QH , TB or Drafts.. But if the draft had never been xbred then there would be no warmbloods .
Arabs were used to develop most modern light horse breeds. It makes sense to cross arabs with other breeds to add refinement and endurance. Same goes for the TB , andalusions, and barbs. Without those 4 breeds the modern horse as we know it would not exist.
When you crossbreed you should expect to get a blend of both breeds.
Fjords and Freisians breed true and I see no reason someone would want a fjord cross. The fjord mule was the only exception. Fjord traits are unique . If you want a fjord buy one. I have seen just as many undesirable Friesian crosses as desirable ones. Shalom