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post #11 of 31 Old 12-13-2013, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, usually hybrids are name by what the sire and dam are. Hebras have horse sires and zebra dams. Zorses are the opposite.

According to an article I read somewhere, zorses are actively bred as hardier riding animals in Africa. No idea if that's true or not.
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post #12 of 31 Old 12-13-2013, 12:50 PM
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I wonder if this foal is minimal tobiano with the high whites in back and what looks like white in the tail.
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post #13 of 31 Old 12-14-2013, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer View Post
I've never known a zebra/horse cross to be called a hebra. The term I'm familiar with is zorse. I was wondering about a Hebrew horse and what it would look like.....
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post #14 of 31 Old 12-15-2013, 02:23 AM
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I have read they are much like mules with training. Zebra's are not domestic but with the right training they can even be trained to jump.

And here is a zorse. I would not mind having him in my barn :)
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post #15 of 31 Old 12-15-2013, 03:00 AM
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There was a horseback safari outfitter in the 80's that used zorses as his pack and ride animals. They were all brown and had the distinctive stripes. I saw a photo of his pack string on a picket line and it looks fun. I can't seem to find any references to it now.
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post #16 of 31 Old 12-15-2013, 11:01 AM
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I was going to mention Zack, myself.

He sure is cute. I think he wants to come up here and live in CO ;)

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post #17 of 31 Old 12-16-2013, 01:19 PM
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I follow a Zorse on facebook who lives in Michigan :) She is a belgian/zebra cross, and seems like a nice solid one! Definitely wouldn't mind having her in my barn ;) Or any kind similar for that matter!
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post #18 of 31 Old 12-16-2013, 03:27 PM
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I've always dreamed of owning and riding a zebra :)

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I remember for years I wanted a Zorse... I still wouldn't turn one away, but the Carolina Marsh Tacky horse has gotten priority over the Zorse :P

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I posted this craigslist ad on a bulletin board for New England horse people, and pretty much everyone hates the idea of a zebra hybrid. Apparently, zebras are incredibly dangerous. If anyone wants to take a look, I thought I would post it here..

That being said, I don't have anything against this poor zorse//hebra! I wish I could get one!
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