Originally Posted by Druydess
I too love the more substantive Arabs.. Looks like a powerful fella!
Oh, definitely! If he feels like refusing to stop, I haven't got a prayer of convincing him to, not in his snaffle at least. Not with that neck/front end, he's like a steam train when he wants to be. When he was still jumping the big stuff he was jumping big oxers at 1m40 wide, 1m high [lack of height is because I'm a wimp, he could easily have gone higher]. I don't want him going any higher than 2'6 now though, he gets too stiff.
His Arab half is 100% Crabbet and his TB half is staying bred from a line that likes to throw solid built, powerful horses. I'm constantly being asked if he's either a QH or a draft cross, although Arab people can usually see the Arab in him. Last week I was asked if he was Arab cross Clyde.. nope, registered Anglo!
If I could find one big enough [most of them I've seen in my area top out at 15.2, I like my horses around the 16.2 mark] I'd love a 100% Crabbet. Mum calls Monty my "chainsaw sculpture horse" because he has all the lines of a really pretty refined Arab through his head and neck but he is a CHUNK. Nothing delicate about this Arab cross!