Originally Posted by horsietori
Personally I think two of the worst crosses is a TWH x Gypsy Vanner and a Paso Fino x QH... The Paso/QH cross had horrible conformation but good disposition. The horse had no idea how to gait or trot... AQHA Girl can attest to that because she knew the horse. The Walker/Vanner is a stud who should have been gelding asap... Worst conformation I have ever seen-which is saying a lot. I just don't see how someone could cross a lanky gaited horse with something beefy and coarse and drafty... Gaited horses and draft type horses/ponies do NOT EVER MIX..... EVER!!!!! They turn out deformedish looking and IMO are only usable for trail riding and possibly driving depending on the build...
I own one of these draft cross something or others....and I am not offended by these descriptions. While she is only something a mother could probably love to some, you can't beat her personality, disposition and is the perfect beefy size for me. To start her under saddle consisted of putting the saddle on, getting on her back and ride off without the dramatics. HOWEVER, I have been going through the mystery of her hind end since I got her and it seems she can't figure out what she is or what to do with her legs....crossing between trotting and possibly wanting to gait etc. So, yes, she is a mess....but all I want is a trail horse and a horse to tolerate what I throw her way and that she is. I wouldn't trade her for any other horse. BUT, people, PLEASE stop backyard breeding some of these rediculous crosses that may not be as lucky to find homes due to their limitations!