Percheron X Arabian Crossopinions or suggestions plz
Posted 24 February 2012 - 12:51 PM
Posted 24 February 2012 - 12:54 PM
Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:04 PM
No Franken-horses in the bunch. No matter what size they were, they were all balanced athletic horses. Some shorter, some taller. Some more suited for ranch work. Some suited for eventing. Some more suited for dressage.
But all were good legged, balanced, with great minds.
Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:18 PM
MaryJo, Are you still showing Shade?
Shade is recovering from a suspensory injury that happened December 2010. I expect to compete again this summer. Lots of work to bring back all those muscles that were idle for several months.
He is doing great. He is SO ready to work. I have been riding him since September. Walked for 2 months. Tiny bits of trot thrown in for 3 months. Gradually increasing the work load. Added some canter in January (VERY brief). He offered ones the first few times I let him canter. He offers passage and piaffe but I cannot let him.
Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:38 PM
Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:52 PM
Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:38 PM
I agree about the Franken-horse problem and would only consider a Percheron as an outcross as they already have some Arabian blood in them compared to other draft horse breeds. And, I have seen much better heads produced by Arabian stallions crossed onto Percheron mares than visa versa. But, a bad-looking Arabian/Percheron cross foal will be unwanted and will be at risk for being sold for slaughter.
In this difficult economy, you would be much better off to have your Arabian mare inspected for registration into the Warmblood Registries and then breed her to a Warmblood stallion that has Arabian blood in their pedigree. That way the foal will be wanted and you could more easily sell the resulting Warmblood/Arabian-cross foal for good money.
Lorna G. Kirby, PE
well even if i do decide to go through with breeding her whether its to a draft stallion or any other stallion, none of my foals or horses would be sent to slaughter EVER regardless of how they looked i'd rather they be pasture ponys.
It had occurred to me to try and get my mare approved with one of the warmblood breeds but i believe and was also told that she doesn't have the conformation that they are looking for, and i wouldn't want to breed her to a warmblood unless there was a chance of getting the foal registered with that particular warmblood breed. Her daughter (the bay in my avatar pic) however I am strongly considering taking to a warmblood inspection perhaps Oldenburgs, but that wont be for atleast another year or two when she looks more like an adult and she'll just be coming 3 this summer.
alot of things are still up in the air at the moment
Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:23 PM
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:51 AM