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    Default Fun thread: What is the strangest X of breeds??

    The other day, several of us horsey types were talking horses and a guy said he'd seen a HackneyXdonkey. He said the mule (not sure if a John or Molly) had a distinctive movement. No kidding.

    Then, years ago, I knew of a ShetlandXSaddlebred and of a TB X TWH.

    What else is out there??
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    Fries-ara-paint-apaloo-van.

    Saw one such advertised a while back on Dreamhorse.
    Looked like a cobby patchy grey paint with brown dots and lots of hair.


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    My friend has a walkaloosa. Honestly the cutest and best mover!


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    Bluey - what's the "van" part?
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    Morgan/Percheron cross --- just because of the name, "Moron." :-)

    A friend had a big hunter who was full TWH on top, and Saddlebred/Clydesdale on the bottom. Cool horse, very handsome and was the spitting image of his daddy.


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    My first pony was Thoroughbred/Criollo/Welsh, and my old eventer was Trakehner/Canadian Hackney/Clydesdale. Somehow the two of them ended up with almost identical faces!
    RIP Victor... I'll miss you, you big galumph.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluey View Post
    Fries-ara-paint-apaloo-van.

    Saw one such advertised a while back on Dreamhorse.
    Looked like a cobby patchy grey paint with brown dots and lots of hair.
    When I need a break, I think of the oddest cross I can think of. I love starting with FriesAra... and usually have loosa in there somewhere too. (Hey, my brain is stressed and needs something silly once in a while!)
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    was involved in rescuing some neglected belgian/apps....not attractive animals....



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    Any type of Friesan cross tends to be weird, imo.

    Friesans just have completely their own conformation. I feel like even if a Friesan weren't black with lots of hair the body type is still very unique.

    So to cross it with something else instead of just owning that particular type 100% is just ....hm.


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    A Fjord/Irish Draught. Very cute, but I found the combo interesting.



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    I think gaited x anything non-gaited is pretty crazy. I have met a couple crosses like this I liked...but I've seen a whole bunch more that did not work at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meupatdoes View Post
    Any type of Friesan cross tends to be weird, imo.

    Friesans just have completely their own conformation. I feel like even if a Friesan weren't black with lots of hair the body type is still very unique.

    So to cross it with something else instead of just owning that particular type 100% is just ....hm.
    Yes! I don't like Friesian crosses. I boarded for a short while and a Friesian breeding barn and they're Friesian stock was to die for but their 'Morisians' were disgusting.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SuckerForHorses View Post
    Bluey - what's the "van" part?
    Gypsy Vanner, I think?

    I expect the seller could not decide if "Friesian" or "Gypsy Vanner" would bring more interest for it's curiously colored cross.

    The most puzzling was the "arabian" part, you could not see any of that in there, at all, but it did have very light grey, bigger, tobiano type patches.

    I think the supposedly appy spots may have been a touch of either overo or sabino roaning.

    Wish I had kept a copy of that ad, it sure was one of those unique ones.

    Did seem like a nice, quiet horse, whatever it was.



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    Pintawalkaloosarabisian Spotted Quarter Walking National Vanner Sport Show Horse.

    (Paypay me $10 and send a picture and I'll send you a lovely official certificate of registration in our PSQWNVSS registry.)


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    About the Freisian X's, a while back there was an AppyXFr cross and honestly, I could not for the life of me, see anything to suggest it was an improvement over either breed.

    Looked like a hammer-headed lunk to me. She may have had a fab temperament for all I know but it seemed this X brought out the worst of each breed. The last few times I saw the ad, the price was falling like the stock market on a bad day.

    She must have sold, I haven't seen the ad in quite a while.
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    Well, not really a strange cross because it worked for the "breeder" with every other one of this type he bred but mine (I was all of 14 when I got her and not very knowledgeable): Belgian Saddlebred cross. The ones that worked turned out to be nice heavy hunters. My mare's legs were not strong enough to support her body as she matured. It was not good.
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    A Friesan/Appy cross had a thread here - it looked adorable.
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    This isn't necessarily the weirdest cross, but it seems to make for some funny looking horses... Aztecas! I have one living with me now and he seems to have gotten the worst of both breeds (QH and Andalusian). I have met a few now and they all seem to be almost cartoonish in appearance! Anyone know of one who proves me wrong?


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    lab X chihuahua

    I saw the pups when I was horse shopping. They were a bit odd. They also brought some intersting mental pictures.


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    My horse is registered KMH but is actually a Rocky Mtn/Paso Fino cross - Rocky Fino?? Don't know the breeder's rationale but he's a heck of an LD/CTR horse, will go over/through anything, he also trots and every gait is smooth, he's usually up for anything and his personality is fun. Perfect size, 14.2. One thing he's not is fast, but then neither am I. If you happen to see this kind of cross, don't just shake your head, try it out!
    It's just grass and water till it hits the ground.


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