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    04-14-2009, 10:19 PM
  #11
Trained
I think they're cool looking....I would never want one though lol
     
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    04-15-2009, 10:57 AM
  #12
Yearling
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
     
    04-15-2009, 01:24 PM
  #13
Foal
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!!!!
     
    04-17-2009, 01:45 AM
  #14
Foal
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

     
    04-17-2009, 02:09 AM
  #15
Foal
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
     
    04-17-2009, 05:27 PM
  #16
Weanling
A local 'zoo' near us had a zebra for a while - very very tempramental, and this one could be downright NASTY. Steer clear. Try a mule if you want something different. They're great & super smart.
     
    04-22-2009, 03:37 PM
  #17
Foal
Yes, I have heard of them. But I don't know why you would want one. Besides maybe a novelty thing... I guess that would be kinda fun..
     
    04-22-2009, 04:27 PM
  #18
Trained
That jumping zebra made my mouth hurt.
     
    04-24-2009, 12:04 PM
  #19
Started
I hear they make great jumpers. I don't know how that works, since they're so small, but they are pretty cute if nothing else.
     
    04-25-2009, 02:21 AM
  #20
Foal
That german pinto zorse is beautiful! I tend to think zorses are not that attractive, but that coloring is so intriuging! He really stands out...
     

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