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        02-15-2013, 12:20 AM
      #151
    Foal
    I had a Paso Fino/ TB cross mare name Star Flower. She was beautiful little bay, but she was also a hard headed little spitfire. I miss her:(
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        02-15-2013, 02:54 AM
      #152
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    Know a lady that bred her Andalusian stallion to a minature mare for a mini-Andalusian:
    Oh & same lady also crossed Andalusian with a curly horse.
         
        02-15-2013, 09:33 AM
      #153
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    A curly x andi? O_o *shudders*
         
        02-15-2013, 10:59 AM
      #154
    Green Broke
    I knew someone that boarded at my barn for a short time. She used to brag about this green gelding she had(and had never ridden because she was afraid). I asked her what he was and was told he was curly/friesian/foxtrotter. the way she said it was like he was some pedigreed thoroughbred, but he was just an un registered mutt. Over all he looked decent though, hair from the curly, thick mane and high head from the freisian, whole build lightened up by the fox trotter. Non gaiting.
         
        02-15-2013, 11:07 AM
      #155
    Yearling
    Well here is my colt Storm. His mother is supposed to be 1/2 Quarter horse or quarter pony type X Paso Fino, and his sire was a really, sad to say, ugly Paso Fino. I find flaws in his dam, but I know she's not the worst. But you can still see some bad breeding there When I saw his sire, he had a really heavy head, his legs had no mass to them, he was too fine boned for my taste, too long of a back. He had a nasty temperament, and stood funny. I felt bad for him. He looked kind of like a really bad mix of two very different lines.

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    His dam Ginger
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        02-16-2013, 04:20 AM
      #156
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    Originally Posted by paintedpastures    
    Know a lady that bred her Andalusian stallion to a minature mare for a mini-Andalusian
    Why would anyone do that?!? That poor mare!!
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        02-16-2013, 07:14 PM
      #157
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    I also know of at least two, who are breeding their Gypsies to Minis, in the US. Lots more in the UK are doing that.

    There is at least one breeder in the US, crossing Gypsies and Morgans. Lots crossing Gypsies with Haffies. Just as ridiculous, as crossing everything with Friesians, which seems to be the current, 'cross of the day'.

    Although one registry allows it, I personally don't agree with crossing Friesians and Gypsies to make Drum Horses. I much prefer to see Gypsies x Shires or Clydes, to make Drums. Friesians and Gypsies are such different types. Then there are all the 'Gypsians'.

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        02-16-2013, 08:31 PM
      #158
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    Featheredfeet, why do you prefer the gypsy/shire (or other heavy draft) cross to the gypsy/fresian? Is it just the heft that is in the foal? I am not asking to be offensive and hope I don't come across as such. I honestly don't know enough about gypsy's to have an opinion or to be able to intentionally offensive about the crossing of the breed. Part of me can see the draft cross being a more similar breeding than the fresian but I wondered if there was more to it.
         
        02-16-2013, 08:36 PM
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    Feathered Feet! Oh not here are more terrors like mine out there? XD The conformational mess that is a gypsy/shetland cross?!
    Why are people so silly?!
         
        02-16-2013, 08:56 PM
      #160
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    Originally Posted by TurkishVan    
    Personally I'm not a fan of the Friesian crosses.
    I LOVE the Friesian breed, but the crosses just do NOT come out well. Occasionally you'll find one that's okay, or even nice, but it's very rare.

    I really get the impression that some people think, "Oooh! I'll cross my _insert breed of horse here_ mare with a Friesian stallion and get a horse with long pretty hair and feathering!" *BUZZER SOUND* Think again! They usually turn out to be heavy, ugly looking things. Or they look like the mare!

    But there are some people who make educated decisions about Friesian crosses (the majority just gets lucky with the good looking ones, lol!). If you look at the requirements for a FHANA registered Friesian stallion, you'll see that their proving tests are pretty intense. There are only- I believe- about 100 approved stallions in the world. And there's a reason why. Just take a picture of an approved stallion, and compare it to someone else's "un-approved" Friesian stallion. The differences are amazing. But a lot of people don't care, so I guess that's the way it goes.
    (And I say "un-approved" because most advertised Friesian stallions are still FHANA registered, but they stay in the "Studbook", unless they're approved for breeding.)

    Heck, breeding a registered Friesian mare to an unapproved Friesian stallion is even a no-no! Those offspring can't be registered with FHANA (though I believe they can either be registered in a B-Book, or with KFPS).

    Totally agree with this post! Friesian crosses are usually pretty odd looking (to put it politely). I know of ONE Friesian cross I like and it's a Friesian x Perch cross. It's a massive 16.3 (I think) horse who's built like a tank and actually Evented quite well. My friend bought him after his former owner developed bad fibromyalgia and could no longer ride him! I'm sure I've got a picture of him somewhere but he's a nice looking horse with a great personality!
         

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