[Info] Cross breeders
By Retired breeder, 4th April 2010 01:31:21
On my old account, I was a crossbreeding junkie.
Does anyone else here breed crosses that excel in all areas? I tried that once, it was a wonderful horse. Not quite sure how many stars it had, probably 15 or so.
By Retired breeder, 4th April 2010 01:38:20
My foundie mare is an Arab... I wonder if I should start crossing this early on. Arabs seem to be more well-rounded overall, but I like the dressage numbers on the IH's and Morgans...
I plot my breeding combos in a spread sheet. It was way too confusing and time consuming otherwise. I find all category breeding to be fascinating and very challenging. It helps to use the best gp pure breds or cross breds that you can get. I spend way too much real money and equus to achieve my results.
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By Retired breeder, 4th April 2010 01:59:53
I agree with you Dr Zig, someone told me they were mutts. Then I got really mad at them and told them I have some cross breeds that could beat your pure breds. Of course then that player stopped talking about them like that - and my best crosses died.
There are a lot of mixed-breed horses out there that are mutts, where any old breed or combination of breeds seems to have been thrown together. They can be fun to try to blup, yet head-wrecking at the same time. The trick to cross-breeding, I suppose, is to identify the specific skill(s) that you want to be top and then mix compatible breeds.
I haven't tried yet but I would imagine that hanos and morgans would work well together. Both are really good in jump and the dressage boost that the morgan would bring to the mix would give you a very nice showjumper, if it was a hano-morgan rather than a morgan-hano.
I very much like the mustang stallion with paint mare cross and have produced some fun horses with that, including my mare Trespass, who is unbeaten in 142 barrel races
Dr Zig, Soaring Eagle is one sweet cross.
I love cross breeding. Especially if I am trying to achieve a better howrse in a particular skill.
It is so interesting to see how the numbers twist and turn.
Trying to raise the trot levels in an all category howrse is rather challenging to do without losing other skills. I am hoping that I have that almost under control. It is such a balancing act to raise certain skills without causing the others to drop.
By Retired breeder, 4th April 2010 02:12:44
I've found that Paint/Appy crosses (stally being appy) do very well in Gallop comp.s in general.
One of my Paint/Appy horses got all 20 wins before he was 5
Anyone else tried that cross?
By Retired breeder, 4th April 2010 02:21:25
I think I would like to cross breed my arabians or quarter horses sometime. Just for the heck of it
Any other breeds go good crossing together with Arabians or Quarter Horses?