Worst crosses you have heard of? - Page 8 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #71 of 200 Old 10-16-2012, 04:30 PM
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 978
• Horses: 0
The two worst I've ever seen was a Clydesdale Mule, poor thing only looked nice from far away, his head was 1 1/2 times longer than his neck at least. He had almost no neck, and no back, and no hind quarters, so he was shoulders and head, with a tail on one end.

The second was Percheron crossed with a ASB (I think) the poor things back dropped when he was only 4 years old. Takes beginners for rides all the time, but as soon as the saddle comes off, you notice that there is something like a 10 to 12 dip in the middle. Funny enough his has lots of action in the front, and sticks his tail out when he walks "fast". But is very laid back, he was named Gunther.
Cruiser is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #72 of 200 Old 10-23-2012, 10:59 AM
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 447
• Horses: 0
I met a Percheron x Mamouth Jack cross mule. He was actually kind of cute, a bright white buggy mule in New Orleans with a good bit of size to him. He didnt look weird so I didnt think it a weird cross considering his profession.

Think of it not as a failure but as a success in how not to do it.

Don't look in a horses mouth for a gift.
Joidigm is offline  
post #73 of 200 Old 10-23-2012, 11:28 AM
Green Broke
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 2,964
• Horses: 3
I've seen some amazing percheron crosses. Also my first horse was a welsh/thoroughbred, and she was the best of both breeds.

worst cross hands down was a curly x thoroughbred. mare was tb, tall and elegant, sire was a short stocky curly. Filly had the refined head and neck, and thin legs, with the curly coat, thick body and height. Freakish looking.
BlueSpark is offline  
post #74 of 200 Old 10-23-2012, 01:25 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 814
• Horses: 5
I don't know that the Standardbred should never be outcrossed... The breed did help create the Saddlebred, which make terrific riding and driving horses.

I honestly think the breed has less to do with the outcome of a cross than the actual balance of the parents. Balance to weaknesses in either parent with strengths in the other and having the ultimate goal of creating an offspring which is, overall, better than either parent. Often crosses aren't well thought out... There is little consideration of the result if the foal inherits the "wrong" set of traits.

For example, I have seen some dreadful Friesian crosses, and some very nice ones. Most of the good ones aren't to my personal taste, but they are not conformationally deformed in any way. The ones that don't turn out so well can have a combination of faults which make them look a bit like frankenhorses.

I have also seen some truly hideous examples of purebreds of all breeds... And naturally some very nice ones.

The difference is in why the parents were paired together - if it is done at random, then the odds are in favor of a fugly foal, regardless of pedigree... If it is done after weighing the conformation of both parents and with a clear goal in mind the odds are in favor of getting a nice foal (and nice being determined by the purpose the foal is destined for) .
TheLastUnicorn is offline  
post #75 of 200 Old 10-26-2012, 05:10 AM
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Georgetown CA
Posts: 154
• Horses: 0
The strangest cross I ever met was 1/2 TWH & 1/2 Clydesdale. That was the funniest horse I ever saw. He had a rather devious personality and his name was Mugsy. I wish I had a pic of him. He was kind of a round horse, slight roman nose, and a veeery strange gait. Kind of rolling, and occasionally I would see him pace. He was actually kind of adorable.
KountryPrincess is offline  
post #76 of 200 Old 10-26-2012, 03:03 PM
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 2,475
• Horses: 0
I think Arabians. Created from mist and dust? Psh! Come on. No wonder they are are so flighty! A slight breeze and they are GONE.
Posted via Mobile Device
LadyDreamer is offline  
post #77 of 200 Old 10-26-2012, 03:09 PM
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 817
• Horses: 0
Originally Posted by BackwoodsBaby View Post
a welsh/arabian/quarter horse. she is 13.2 hh and very spunky and a fast little mare at that. i wouldnt say she is the worst but strange. dam is welsh pony and sire is arabian/quarter horse. Attachment 115323
I think she is ADORABLE!!!
PurpleMonkeyWrench is offline  
post #78 of 200 Old 10-26-2012, 03:24 PM
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Vancouver Island
Posts: 713
• Horses: 2
Clydesdale x Morgan... My friend has her, shes very cute, but her confirmation has caused a lot of physical problems
Fulford15 is offline  
post #79 of 200 Old 10-26-2012, 05:20 PM
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Washington State
Posts: 1,761
• Horses: 2
I have always thought that Arabian Draft crosses didn't make the slightest bit of sense. It's taking two almost polar opposites and combining them into something which I personally think often looks very very awkward.
AllieJ333 likes this.
Eolith is offline  
post #80 of 200 Old 10-26-2012, 05:55 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 2,964
• Horses: 3
One of the most gorgeous horses I ever worked with was an "oops" between an Arab mare and a Percheron stallion. Foal got the best of both worlds, gorgeous mover, forward and athletic like an Arab, quiet with lots of bone like a Percheron. Dapple grey with a silver mane and tail.
Posted via Mobile Device
horsietori likes this.
BlueSpark is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Worst horse seller excuse you've heard equiniphile Horse Talk 119 10-12-2012 04:52 AM
What's the Worst Horse Name You've Ever Heard? Jessabel Horse Talk 190 10-10-2012 08:59 AM
Worst Show/Registerd name you have ever heard Cinnys Whinny Horse Shows 175 09-21-2010 12:31 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome