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)!
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...
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!