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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep. 7, 2006

    Default Really random question

    When stating a horse's crossbreeding, does it matter which breed you put first? My filly is by a Connemara out of a Thoroughbred. Does it matter if I say she's a Conn/TB cross or a TB/Conn cross? I know, I know, it's a stupid nitpicky question! Just curious if there's any meaning to the order. She's branded ISR, is it proper to call that her breed?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb. 9, 2005
    Upper Midwest


    My friend's mare is a conn./TB cross and that's what she calls her (conn. is the stallion). I really like her, I don't know Connemara's but her sire is Grange Finn Sparrow and she's a very athletic little thing. I want to jump her (friend rides dressage).

    Never really thought about it though....

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul. 31, 2008


    usually speaking, ime, the sire is first. So if you have a horse sired by an arabian and out of a quarter horse mare, you would say Arabian/Quarter Horse cross.

    This changes a bit though. If you are showing in HA or marketing to them (well you really don't need to mention arabian as it's a given, but if you do...) most usually put the arabian first, whether it is the sire or dam. Also in certain crosses (Anglo-Arabians) the TB (Anglo) is mentioned first, but again that's a specific cross breed, and not your average cross.

    So you could either call her a Conn/TBx filly, or you could use Anglo-Connemara filly if you prefer (though that's not a common one i imagine).

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May. 11, 2011


    If she is branded and registered ISR, then I would call her an International Sporthorse. That's her actual breed (rather than her breeding).
    My yearling is registered Oldenburg, so that's what she is (even though her sire- Contucci- is a Hanoverian, and her dam is a Dutch WB that is Oldeburg approved!)

    If ISR is too long or confusing, then my second preference would be Anglo-Connemara =)

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan. 28, 2002
    Alberta, Canada


    You're likely going to get ten different answers from ten different people as to why they would put Connemara first or TB first.

    In my experience, whenever I've come across a TB cross, I find the "other half" normally comes first. ie. Welsh/TB, QH/TB, etc.

    Personally for me, we breed Welsh Ponies and Half Welsh. So, the Welsh breeding is what is most important to us, so all of the crosses are listed as Welsh/TB, Welsh/QH, etc.
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