is posting isn't a cross, though. There is a Modern
type recognized by the purebred registries now.
They're bred lighter, and with a Warmblood way of moving for the showring. Depending on what you're discipline is, they usually have freakishly long, or "goosey" necks, especially for Saddleseat Friesians. Bleh.
If you're talking Part Bred, a horse can be any Friesian cross, not just a Thoroughbred. Arabian X Friesians are quite popular.
Personally, I *adore* the Baroque
!! I own a Classic
I'm not a fan of the new Sport
type, either. I don't mind them, but I don't approve of re-breeding the standard to suit your personal riding preference. It's selfish to me.
Also, most Friesians ride like a tank, or draft. They're harness horses bred for pulling or packing knights (knee action emphasized later for Royalty -- showy!!). Not riding. Hence the modern Sport