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Quater horse, Thoroughbred or Arabian?

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wild-filly19 (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2005 - 03:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm a bit confused and would appreciate some one's opinion. I have an Arabian part Quarter horse mare, I want to breed her and I have been seeking Arabian studs and I haven't had any luck with any. I have thoroughbred stallions at the back of my property and I've got the notion of breeding her with them. I'm looking to do endurance with her offspring, what do you guys reckon? Quarter horse, Arabian or Thoroughbred?
 

Kim k
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Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2005 - 10:39 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What type of endurance are you looking for .... a horse that can work for long periods of time at a good pace, shorter faster work loads , what are your disciplines do you like ?
 

TX Breeder (Unregistered Guest)
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Well, there is a good market in the Arab-QH cross. If you decide to do something else in addition to endurance, you would have a variety of choices.

If on the off chance that you would have to sell her, then there is a better chance for sale.
 

Wildfilly-19 (Unregistered Guest)
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I am looking to do a long distance endurance so I guess maybe Arabian bloodlines should be crossed, since thoroughbreds are really for short and fast paces. Thanks for your post Tx breeder.

I saw her today and her and the rest of the horses are acting up. Especially the three year old he acts like a stallion and he is gelded (thank god) otherwise it would be worldwide chaos! He's already bad enough.
 

Rooty (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Monday, May 16, 2005 - 12:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I would also think Arab. I have known people to have endurance success with Arab/STB crosses too.
 

Rooty (Unregistered Guest)
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Forgot to say that I would probably stay away from the QH, especially if your mare already has some QH blood. One of the keys to a successful endurance horse is low body fat, and QH's aren't as lean as Arabs, TB's, or STB's.
 

Suzy (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 01:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I would also suggest breeding to an Arab for endurance.

Rooty - one of the 2004 Top Ten Tevis finishers was a registered Paint!

Suzy
 

Rooty (Unregistered Guest)
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Suzy, was it a very stocky Paint or something with a lot of TB blood? You always find exceptions to the rule, I had a STB that I showed Medium level dressage with, but part of the reason that Arabs are the most successful endurance breed is their low body fat. Other breeds that tend to be good at endurance like the Akhal-Teke also have low body fat.
 

wild-filly19 (Unregistered Guest)
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Quarter horses and paints can still be good for endurance because they are the cowponies which were used all day everyday and all night for the musters in early settler times (in America) but are more suitable for the 80 km. Arabs really are the key to longer endurance rides. They have a deeper heart cavity which allows more room from other organs, wider blood vessels which makes it easier for the blood to carry oxygen.

I have learnt much more about it now by asking questions. So thanks for your posts guys.
 

Kim k
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Posted on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 08:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

WHEN YOU DO YOUR BREEDING , REMEMBER TO TRY TO THINK AHEAD TOO. IS IT SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN MARKET IF YOU SHOULD NEED TO SELL THE BABY(AS A OLDER HORSE TOO )??? WE HAVE BRED TO A NICE TB AND GOTTEN SOME NICE PAINT BABIES OUT OF HIM. WE HAVE ENDED UP WITH A VERY NICE CROSS OF PROSPECTOR BREEDING IN THE TB WITH PAINTED ROBIN/SONNY DEE BAR / KING P234 BLOODLINES. WOW , CANT BEET THAT :-) SOME NICE COLTS THAT CAN SPIN ON A DIME, TWIST AROUND A BARREL, AND GO FOR THAT NICE SLOW WESTERN TROT ! YOU COULD SET A GLASS OF WATER ON THESE HORSES AND NOT SPILL A BIT. SO MAKE SURE YOU LOOK AT YOUR OVERALL NEEDS, NOT JUST SHORT TERM .

GOOD LUCK
KIM
 

wild-filly19 (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Monday, May 23, 2005 - 12:13 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thank you Kim K,
I appreciate that bit of advice.



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