Originally Posted by appylover31803
If you think about all those dog breeds that have poodle in them - cockapoo-labradoodle-goldendoodle and so on, I don't see why we couldnt do that with horses. Its basically the same thing.
I think that what everyone is arguing about is the sheer number of horses we have now.(over population)
Any foal brought into this world is one more that has to be fed, watered, ect..
There are soo many needy horses , and no where for them to go.
I think DELETE's horse is a good example of that kinda cross horse..
However it is probably a risky cross to try and make,(although DELETE'S is very nice)and their would probably be many foals that are conformational disasters.
I think that the breeding horses need to be judged on QUALITY.Not their CROSS STATUS.
A purebred thoroughbred can be a conformational trainwreck. Sure he's a purebred stallion, but is he quality?
Meanwhile there can be a gorgeous, conformationally correct Paint Cross, who has color, stamina, presense, and nice qualities under saddle......
Who do you breed to?
Of course their are other scenarios, but the problem with most BYBs is that given the two choices, they will choose the one with the lowest stud fee.( of couse that tends to be a conformational wreck of a ThoroughaWalka-Appa-Freisa-bian. )Thus giving crosses a bad name.