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post #1 of 19 Old 02-22-2011, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Quarab, good combo?

My old horse, Suri, was a 14.1hh Quarter Horse X Arabian cross. This was the best sport pony I have ever been in contact with. She and I evented consistantly and won tons of ribbons. She could jump 3'6" and got dressage scores in the 20's. She had the speed of the Quarter Horse and the stamina of the Arab. She also had the intelligence of the Arabs and the level-headedness of a Quarter Horse. What do you think of this combo?
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post #2 of 19 Old 02-22-2011, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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sorry these pics are actually from 2008. I just took a pcture of them w/ my camera then uploaded it. We are just beginning to event in the top pic. very low level.
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post #3 of 19 Old 02-22-2011, 09:50 PM
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Very pretty. I love the mix! As you said, stamina and intelligence plus speed and level headed is a great combo. If I wasn't a big chicken I would have bred my arab mare to a quarter horse for all these reasons.
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I only know of one Arabian/Quarter Horse. He's 25, but I'm pretty sure he thinks he's 7. He's also the fastest horse I know with the Arabian endurance, so he'll go at top speed for as long as he can before something is in his way. Two Socks isn't as small as your girl though. I want to say he's maybe 15hh. Give or take an inch or so.

Our personalities kind of clash a bit, mostly because I'm a fan of mares rather than geldings, but he's definitely quite the beast.
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yeah i love my mares... i feel like the hormones are easier to bond with.
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post #6 of 19 Old 02-22-2011, 10:27 PM
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This is Dally my 15 yo Quarab gelding and I love him, I can do almost everything on him though he doesn't seem to like speed events and loves working cattle.... After he gets over his initial fear lol I think it is a great cross tho I am not a big fan of Arabs, I think they are kind of pretty but too hot headed for me. Dally looks Arab when he gets going but after 10 he got the QH levelheadedness. My sweet little man, wish he was taller though.

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post #7 of 19 Old 02-22-2011, 10:34 PM
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^Your Quarab looks exactly like my best friend's quarab!

I think that they are one of the best breeds (besides a full arab ;))! They have the smarts, stamina and beauty of an Arab, plus the calmness of a QH.
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post #8 of 19 Old 02-22-2011, 10:42 PM
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One of my favorite crosses (even though one of the worst horses i met was a Quarab ) They usually end up quite beautiful. Arab like with a little more muscle!
Here's a Quarab mare i just sold a few months ago. Wonderful horse
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post #9 of 19 Old 02-22-2011, 11:00 PM
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This is my 13yo going on 4 Quarab mare!

Obviously, the quality of the combination depends greatly on the particular two horses you breed. As you may have guessed by my "going on 4" comment, mine is quite the energetic beast. She's incredibly smart and even more incredibly sturdy, a wonderful trail horse! She completed 50m and 60m competitive trail rides with her previous owner. I plan to compete her again this summer. Despite her wide build, she is a tough one and never tires. She has the quarter horse ability to not spook at a thing, and quarter horse mentality on the ground manners. She moves like an arabian-most of the time-and can have the arabian outlook to riding, "LETS GO GO GO GO, OMG OMG OMG MOM AHHHHHHHHHHHH" I love her right to death, though. I love the combination! I trust her out alone on the trails and have never come off of her, but yet she presents me with a challenge every day.

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post #10 of 19 Old 02-22-2011, 11:06 PM
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my horse Blue is a quarter/arabian I've had him for 13 years, when i got him he was 20-25 and acted like a 5 year old, now 13 years later he is mostly retired, but if i do get on him he still just wants to GO GO GO!
This is a recent pic of him

this is from over the summer

And this is from summer 2007

The mare i got with him, Tiffany was also a quarter/arabian, she was put down 6/7 years ago, she also never acted her age, when she finally slowed down is when i knew something was wrong, after a few weeks the vet did a rectal and found that she probably had an abdominal tumor, this is the only pic i can find of her

She was a great kids horse, but she was a challenge if you knew how to ride lol
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