They have to be very careful when training a Zorse...they can still have the skittish and tempermental temperment of a Zebra. I wouldnt want one...some people just want something that is "out there" and "unusual..." I will stay with my Curlies
Shaneequah, 1998 gaited Bashkir CurlyxArab mare Johnny Cash, 2001 Arab x pony gelding Brighty, 2013 Standard Donkey jack
Be wary but they do pop up from time to time. Can be skittish but mostly act like a mule. Very sure footed in the mountains. Only concern is co-existing with horses. They can be aggressive to horses and are sold cheap sometimes when they get this way. My neighbor had 2 that they used for packing. Weird and tempermental but surefooted is all I can say!!!!
You can't breed them. Horses, donkeys and zebras have different numbers of chromosomes, so that when you try to interbreed them the resulting offspring can't produce viable gametes. Zorses and pet zebras are not often riding horses, they are more often lawn ornaments for the stupidly wealthy. Kind of like fancy cows and pigs that have absolutely no use whatsoever. I had a neighbor who had one, it was eye-catching but useless. There is a good reason that zebras were never domesticated as pack or riding animals, they do not have a suitable temperment for human use.
Here's a genuine photo of Lord Walter Rothschild and his zebra-drawn cart.
A sterile zebra/donkey cross
Great jumping zebras!
A typical zorse
Eclyse, the famous German pinto zorse
The basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes.
He's of the color of the nutmeg and of the heart of the ginger.
His neigh is like the bidding of a monarch,
And his countenance enforces homage.
- William Shakespeare
I chatted with a man who actually owned a Zorse. He could ride it and said that is was a sweet horse. It was a cross between a QH and a Zebra. It was beautiful. I don't know if I would actually want one , knowing the attitudes of Zebras im not sure how their personalitys would turn out... I think he got something rare