Mutts: yay or nay?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Breeds

Mutts: yay or nay?

This is a discussion on Mutts: yay or nay? within the Horse Breeds forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        03-07-2011, 12:37 AM
      #1
    Foal
    Mutts: yay or nay?

    Hello all I'm new to this forum and was just curious as to everyone's opinions on grade horses. I was recently given a mare (go look ) who I think is mostly quarter but definitely has some morgan. (i'll have to put a better picture up sometime so you can see). I've had a few people tell me she may have arab in her somewhere down the line. Anyway, anyone else here representing the mixed horses? Or have you had one in the past, and what all did you do with him/her?
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        03-07-2011, 12:52 AM
      #2
    Weanling
    Mutt horses in general are usually yay, after all you can't ride papers.
    Breeding a mutt horse in a crowded horse market is nay. Some exceptions of course.
         
        03-07-2011, 01:05 AM
      #3
    Yearling
    Right now, in the market we are in, I wouldn't breed a grade horse. But I have no problem buying one.
         
        03-07-2011, 07:19 PM
      #4
    Yearling
    I think grade horses are great if they are bred for a purpose. Like sort of "designer horses" or something. If they are just someone with backyard horses and let them multiply like rabbits, then no. But if someone has created a cross for high performance in a certain situation. Like a perfect cutting horse for farm use, or the perfect kids horse. Blahblah you get my point?

    It really just depends.
         
        03-07-2011, 07:26 PM
      #5
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Arksly    
    Right now, in the market we are in, I wouldn't breed a grade horse. But I have no problem buying one.
    agreed - my new pony, if she stays short enough, will be eligible to be registered, but if she grows too tall she will be grade

    Though I did breed my mare twice for grade foals (who I regrettably had to sell both foals when $ grew short after the younger one )

    Both were still high quality horses.. good conformation, great dispositions but they were bred with the intention of NEVER being sold (and unfortunately now the guy I sold them to has moved and sold them so I have no idea where my babies are)
         
        03-07-2011, 10:40 PM
      #6
    Foal
    MUTT HORSES ARE FINE!!!!
    Like everyhorse I know is
    Cross bred and I fine they are
    Very good because they excel
    At more of a range then if it
    Was just purebred. Hehe :)
         
        03-07-2011, 10:43 PM
      #7
    Foal
    I love my Belgian Paint Mutt :)
         
        03-07-2011, 10:46 PM
      #8
    Weanling
    YAY!!!
    I love my mutt Jasper
    He's like a puppy.
         
        03-07-2011, 10:47 PM
      #9
    Banned
    The best horse I ever owned was a grade. She was worth her weight in gold and the people who sold her to me for $2k were complete morons as she was worth 10 times this, even without papers.

    When I buy a horse I care about their temperament, conformation, personality and ability or potential ability - I do not care much about papers or color.
         
        03-07-2011, 10:48 PM
      #10
    Trained
    Since most of the horses I have owned have been grade (some have been purebred, but never reg'd). I love them. I am not at all against purebred horses at all, either, but a good horse is a good horse, whether he is papered or not.

    My current mare is QH/Walker cross, and she is a great trail horse, though I do pretty much everything and anything with her. Hoping to do some low key, fun shows this summer, and see how we do, especially in some of the gaming events, cause she can move!Lol!
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    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:

    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

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    The Mutts CrazyChester Horse Pictures 7 09-26-2009 04:53 AM
    Do people really think American Warmbloods are just mutts? whitetrashwarmblood Horse Breeds 27 09-17-2008 12:43 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:45 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0