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        09-11-2008, 05:25 AM
      #1
    Yearling
    .Need Help With Breeds Suitable For Eventing.

    Hello all :)

    Wow, its been along time haha.
    Anyways, moving on.. Im looking to breed in the next 5 years, this will be my second foal, although I have completely changed the dicipline I originally bred Billy for (Cattle work, and endurance).
    Getting to the point.. Im going to purchase a Quarter Horse mare in the near future, simply because I love Quarter horses.. Now I had the plan of putting the QH mare to a WB stallion, just to maintain the height, and solidish build etc. Although, from talking to my friend, she suggested the fact that maybe those two breeds mighten go well together... She is very anti-warmblood in the first place, but because I want to get into Eventing, she suggested that the outcome will be to solid, even for Dressage. Which I understand.
    So what Breed do you suggest for this dicipline?
    I thought Thoroughbred, but iv seen several outcomes, and they don't exactly perform as well.

    Thanks in advance :)

    Hope this makes sense... havnt had a coffee all day :o
    Well that's my excuse and im sticking to it :P
         
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        09-11-2008, 08:44 AM
      #2
    Banned
    I have in fact seen several outstanding quarter/WB crosses but like all things it is the result of careful matching of sire and dam that produced them.

    As far as eventing most people will still prefer the TB but again like most sports the face is changing and the MODERN WB is making sharp inroads.

    The in thing right now is TB/WB cross.
         
        09-11-2008, 12:55 PM
      #3
    Yearling
    I really like wb/tb crosses. My trainer has one that I am absolutely in love with. I'm not at all a fan of qh/warmblood crosses, but saying that I'm also not a huge fan of qh in general. If you really want a qh cross I would go with a qh/tb cross, the ones I've seen are a lot nicer than the wb/qh crosses.
         
        09-11-2008, 01:51 PM
      #4
    Yearling
    I agree with Supermane, but overall i've found that TB or TB/wb crosses are the ones that do the best. TB's are suited just bc of that fact that they're very agile, have stamina, speed and tend to think for themselves which is very good in eventing. I'm not very fond of QH and esp QH/WB x's just bc it generally makes them too muscular or big for eventing, you need something that isnt built like a train so that it wont lose momentum and get tired very easy which tends to happen with the bigger built horses.
         
        09-11-2008, 02:03 PM
      #5
    Foal
    There's already a breed for every type of work guys so stop inventing crosses. To answer your question Delregans, mostly any warmblood will do the trick. From experience I can tell that Irish horses are fairly good (Irish draught horse). You could purchase an Irish sport horse (Irish draught/Tb cross). That would give you a fairly versatile horse. But hey, you gotta remember. It's the training that makes 'em good, not the breed, so don't work yourself too hard over that. Mostly any warmblood will do the trick.
         
        09-11-2008, 06:28 PM
      #6
    Showing
    I personally adore the mind of good QHs. I have yet to find a breed of horse as intelligent and with the same work ethic into 1 breed. Not a fan of their conformation. There is no reason why you couldn't breed a combination like that.
    The key to your question tho, is to determine to what level you plan to compete in. Remember it takes yearssss from the time of the breeding to the time the horse can be broke to ride.

    If you don't plan to competing up to prelim (very few people do) then the breed should not matter. Most horses with proper training and rider experience can safely compete to most beginner, to advanced levels of competition.
         
        09-12-2008, 06:20 AM
      #7
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by My2Geldings
    I personally adore the mind of good QHs. I have yet to find a breed of horse as intelligent and with the same work ethic into 1 breed. Not a fan of their conformation. There is no reason why you couldn't breed a combination like that.
    The key to your question tho, is to determine to what level you plan to compete in. Remember it takes yearssss from the time of the breeding to the time the horse can be broke to ride.

    If you don't plan to competing up to prelim (very few people do) then the breed should not matter. Most horses with proper training and rider experience can safely compete to most beginner, to advanced levels of competition.
    Lol, well the funny thing is, I wasnt planning on competing in Dressage with Billy (my first foal), although Annie, one of my daughters took him to a Dressage Training Day when he was rising 3 years. The instructors adored his movement, and everything started to click, so he became a Hack/Dressage/Show/Showjump/X-country (Eventing) horse.
    I like the QH cross Arab mixture, although I would like alot more height. Around the 16.3hh-17.2hh mark.

    Im fully aware it takes years, can't believe its been almost 11years since Billy (time sure does fly)!

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    There's already a breed for every type of work guys so stop inventing crosses
    I would have to disagree with you there EET. I think the crosses (2, sometimes 3) are some of the best horses iv seen compete.
    Irish Sports horses are still fairly rare in Australia, if you do find one, they cost an arm and a leg..

    I love QH's temperment, so I would like to keep a quarter horse in the cross somewhere...


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    But hey, you gotta remember. It's the training that makes 'em good, not the breed, so don't work yourself too hard over that.
    Yes your half correct. Some breeds like Warmbloods don't mature until their 6-8 years old, therefore the training isnt always easy so to say. I know a friend who has a purebred Warmblood, paid over $15,000 AUS for her, prettest thing ever, but thick as a brick!

    What do you guys think of a Australian Stock Horse x Thoroughbred x Quarter Horse?
    I know people who breed TBxQH, so therefore, I would just buy a broodmare off them (being a TBxQH) and then put her to a ASH stallion. Or is 3 crosses alil too much?

    I should get some pictures of the possible buys, and studs and it would be great if you could leave your opinion! Such a hard decision! So ill work on that one!

    Thanks guys
         
        10-07-2008, 12:56 AM
      #8
    Foal
    If you are looking to do low level eventing (BN - Novice) then anything would really work. I have seen it all out there ... ponies, big draftX, QH's, Paints, halflingers, TB's, Arabs .. as long as you put the correct training in and trust your partner, you will have a great time! If your goals are to compete upper levels then you want TB or TB cross, something very athletic.
         
        10-07-2008, 12:19 PM
      #9
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Spyder    
    I have in fact seen several outstanding quarter/WB crosses but like all things it is the result of careful matching of sire and dam that produced them.

    As far as eventing most people will still prefer the TB but again like most sports the face is changing and the MODERN WB is making sharp inroads.

    The in thing right now is TB/WB cross.
    I agree. The first step to a good performance horse is good breeding and bloodlines. Thoroughbred crosses can be high strung so i'd suggest Warmblood.
         

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