Andalusian x kiger, lusitano x kiger, andalusian x arabian, lusitano x arabian, quarter horse x kiger, these are becomming increasingly more common and have their own registries (like the hispano arabe). And usually they work, because they all source from original Iberian blood (except the qh). Most mustangs are not iberian, and are qh and paint based blood lines. They cross well sometimes with arabian based breeds because qh's have arabian throw back but that is about it.
Fresians are not Iberian based, and way to square, which is why it bugs the crap out of me when people call Fresians "baroque". Arabians are baroque, Andalusians, Lusitanos, Iberians are baroque. Percherons are baroque. Fresians are just furry cart horses are rarely cross well outside.
Also, even if many modern breeds can claim throwback to Arabian blood, which was used to refine many breeds, it is so far back in most breeds that it doesn't always cross back very well. Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses have a ton of Arabian refining in them, which is usually why between the three they cross well. Heck, QHs can still claim AQHA registration pure bred even if they are Thoroughbred two generations back. They are very close yet genetically. Same goes for NSHs. Saddlebred (Thorougbred), Arabian, and often QH paint. Would probably cross incredibly well with a baroque horse.
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.
Last edited by Joidigm; 11-02-2012 at 09:34 AM.