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Market for TB/Warmblood crosses

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  • Market for TB/Warmblood crosses

    1.) Are TB/Warmblood crosses more favorable in specific disciplines now a days? Is it just me or is there a trend going on right now in the hunter world?

    2.) Is it more favorable for these crosses if the TB side is also approved with a warmblood organization?

  • #2
    I like them and the appendix which is also doing better and better these days

    I would love an appendix/wb cross in my backyard one of these days...
    ~~Member of the TB's Rule Clique ~~


    • #3
      I don't know about preferable but there is definitely a market for them, a good TB mare is a treasure.

      I have a friend with a Jazz/tb mare and the cross that produced her also produced 4 full siblings, all of them are very saught after ... that mare just worked well with Jazz and surprisingly created more sane and sensible Jazzes than what you would get from many warmblood mares.

      Frankly, I wish there were more licensed TB stallions around (like Prince Thatch and Lauries Crucador) hopefully there will be more at some point, it's a wonderful outcross for good warmblood mares, the proof is in the pudding!


      • #4
        Hunter peeps like them
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        • #5
          A second thumbs up for the WB/appendix cross. I have one that I bred (I got her TB/QH dam sport horse approved and bred her to Popeye K) and the resulting mare is wonderful - athletic, smart and sensible. Definitely a hunter type, though she's also placed well in dressage and low level eventing.
          She was the top scoring mare at a CSH inspection in 2010, earning a First Premium and her 2011 filly by Banderas is stunning (and also a First Premium).


          • #6
            Originally posted by Ridewithnopride View Post
            1.) Are TB/Warmblood crosses more favorable in specific disciplines now a days? Is it just me or is there a trend going on right now in the hunter world?

            2.) Is it more favorable for these crosses if the TB side is also approved with a warmblood organization?
            1) Lots of them in eventing. 3/4 TB and 1/4 WB is even more desirable.

            2) Yes. It lets you register the foal...which helps in proof of pedigree. And if you foal is a filly, it gives you more options. It also shows some proof that your TB dam was inspected and of quality...which is even more important if she is not proven in sport.
            Last edited by bornfreenowexpensive; Nov. 15, 2011, 12:22 PM.
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            • #7
              Being European I wouldn't call such an encounter a cross since they with the approved stallions is a legitimate mix. Even so the thoroughbreds are highly appreciated within the eventing world and also needed in the world of eventing.

              But.. you need to know what you're looking for. The biggest misunderstanding seems to be that any kind of TB carrying any kinds of bloodlines will do and that's not really the case. There's a reason that i.e. Lauries Crusador, Hand in Glove, Prince Thatch and Roven have proven themselves - the genes they all carry.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by bornfreenowexpensive View Post
                1) Lots of them in eventing. 3/4 TB and 1/4 WB is even more desirable.
                And I'll throw some caution on here b/c the title of your thread asks if there is a market. Yes there is but the higher $ market, speaking to the eventing brought up, is exculsive to location, contacts and primarily when a horse is proven at a higher level ie competing recognized and above Prelim usually. Huge burden of expense, and the risks, to achieve this level. Babies, young stock, greenies not so much and the prices are much lower - unless -- as noted you are playing at the top with recognized international proven bloodlines. And then again it helps to be a primary player in breeding. Folks with money want to say that they bought a horse from so and so, from such and such farm. The diamond in the rough standing in the nowhere backyard is not being 'seen.'

                The WB that looks like a TB and can gallop like a TB is desirable. Personally I bred 2 -- better feet, balanced, more bone, sensitive like a TB, still have the TB heart, bold and willing, smart and want to please. But it is a genetic crapshoot. I count myself lucky, my DH says it was the stallion pick, he's a H/J stallion, the mare had the sport TB blood and the mix worked well. I got an eventer and a hunter type out of the mix. And it's 8 yrs later that we know this about them now that they're out and working. Not for the faint hearted.

                As to a trend, yes I would say that the TB blood makes a horse a bit lighter on it's feet and hopefully more catty. It may have taken awhile for the trendy folks to wake up again so the H/J market should follow. Your question really depends on where you want to go with it. And how you're going to get there or if you're just pondering a trend switch. Good luck.
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