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post #21 of 43 Old 04-23-2019, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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I like the look of that one too! And Icelandic horses come with pinto markings as well.


Recently saw an ad of a Peruvian x Mini. Definitively an "oops", but man, that little mare was simply gorgeous and seemed to have gotten the good points of mom and dad

Oh wow--I would love to see that cross--interesting!

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post #22 of 43 Old 04-23-2019, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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I don't think the pic of the Gypsy Vanner/Appy is an actual cross of those 2 breeds. That looks like a Sabino Gypsy Vanner which are quite popular. We have a woman a few hours away from me that bought a Fresian colt and now uses him as a stud. She breeds him to anything and everything (gaited horses, quarter horses, standard bred) I think she owns a mare from a lot of different breeds. She tries to sell these crosses for 3 or 4 thousand and always ends up marking them down to 1 thousand or under. Some of the off spring have been OK looking and some just down right odd looking.

I dread weird outcrosses - Draft X can either be absolutely stunning or a weird mix of the draft head and horse body.

I had a paint X morgan cross that I took to college - the instructor would pull her out of her stall and use her as an example of a horse with horrible conformation. And he was not wrong! She had a super heavy front end - really refined face - and an odd large hind end that did not match her front end. But she was a super nice horse to ride.

We also had an Arab/Quarter horse growing up. Ugly quarter horse head that was long like an arab's huge chest and narrow back end. But that gelding could jump. Odd mix of the 2 breeds

I was wondering if the vanner/appy was sabino because he still has all the vanner feathering on the legs and it looks kinda like extreme sabino coloring.

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post #23 of 43 Old 04-23-2019, 01:55 PM
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@LoriF Your horse is simply stunning! Looks like a good cross to me. :):)
Thank you pasomountain, There isn't anything about this mare that I don't like. She is such a pleasure to be around and ride. She's 12 years old now and I hope that she stays with me for a good long time because I know that when she goes, she is going to take a piece of me with her.

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post #24 of 43 Old 04-23-2019, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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@ClearDonkey Toofine is a lovely horse. So far I like all the Rocky crosses I've ever seen. :)
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I don't think the Friesian/Tobiano is anything of the sort, personally. Tobiano is not a breed, it is a color, and that looks like a RMH or cross, to me. I personally know a Friesian/QH and he's gorgeous, super athletic but a bit high strung and hard headed. Friesian and Dutch Warmbloods make a good cross, look up Top Shelf Friesians for good examples (since I can't link FB here).

The article said the tobiano colored parent was a "mixed breed". So yeah who knows what this horse really is other than gorgeous!
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@Paintedponies1992 Your horse is so beautiful!! No wonder you wanted the other one too--such a little cutie. :):)
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@QueenofFrance08 Aww--your arab/paint is such a doll! Look at that sweet little face. :):)
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post #28 of 43 Old 04-23-2019, 06:56 PM
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@LoriF , I don't think it's necessarily out of loyalty. It's just that we don't have the variety of horse breeds available here that you have in the US. And, because I'm tall, I'd like to give that PRE x Friesian a try.
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post #29 of 43 Old 04-23-2019, 09:46 PM
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@Spanish Rider the cross of those two can make a wonderful horse, I've always like that cross.

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post #30 of 43 Old 04-24-2019, 01:09 AM
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Appy/Friesian

There is no way that is a full sized horse. Look at the hindquarter to leg ratio. That is a POA or a mini with Lp coloring.


I think any breeding needs to be done with the conformation of both parents in mind, but that is even more important with crossbreeding. As mentioned, I have the pleasure of riding some amazing Arab/Perch crosses in endurance, but they were very carefully selected as to minimize the chances of the foal looking like one of those children's book where you pick random heads to put on random bodies with random legs..
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