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Posted 4/21/2009 5:26:22 PM


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Im wondering about draft cross horses (im looking at a Belgian quarter horse cross) but i wanted to know if a draft thoroughbred cross would be a better choise for a trail horse or a horse for low level dressage or jumping?

basically google failed uber hard so i wanted to know if anyone on here knows anything about it? []

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Posted 4/21/2009 5:28:30 PM


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Depends on the horse. With what you're looking for, a draft cross could probably do any or all of those things. (Although jumping might be difficult.)

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Posted 4/21/2009 5:33:45 PM


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I'm not very good at jumping anyways so that one isnt really a selling point.
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Posted 4/21/2009 5:50:15 PM


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I've heard that jumping heavy draft breed horses is hard on there joints. Some Draft owner told me I think, can't remember! For trails I hear they are very great, but not jumping. Good luck finding one!

Here are some pics I found.

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there is a really really light palomino belgian quarter cross that im looking at. i think he's really gorgouse. Hes 4 and hasnt yet started being riddin but does well with saddle on, which is good. What does everyone think?

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Posted 4/21/2009 6:20:31 PM


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*Sigh*

All i'm going to say is.....

He's bloody adorable!!!! Buy him and then give him to me!!!! lol!

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Posted 4/21/2009 6:57:31 PM


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What do you think about his conformation (if you can tell) ?
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Posted 4/21/2009 7:42:08 PM


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i personally love that breed, but every horse is differnet, i find most very calm but again that reflexes on their training. Jumping wise, my draft/qh was a slowww horse that i wouldnt exactly recommend for jumpers, hunters he had the nice form but you really had to push him foward but he was a really safe horse. Considering that horse isnt exactly trained, do you have the knowledge to train it? I think he is cute and wouldnt hurt to check him out.


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Posted 4/21/2009 8:13:05 PM


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I know some pretty basic training. A friend of mine is a trainer so im not to worried about it.
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Posted 4/21/2009 8:48:06 PM


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The "palomino' isn't a palomino at all, he's a cream champagne and probably isn't Belgian and QH but more likely is American Cream Draft and QH. I don't think he's well put together though. The photos aren't great for conformation critique, but you can see that he hasn't had good nutrition. His head has the overlarge look of a horse who hasn't had adequate calcium during his growth years, and he's got a body score of about 3ish in the first photo and a body score of about 4 in the second one. His legs aren't straight, either. I'd pass on him as prospect for anything other than a weekend husband-horse type.

Belgian x QH crosses are somewhat hit and miss. They tend to be on the shorter, stockier side. Good for general riding, but if you're going to do sport, you'll find that they don't have the athleticism you're looking for in most cases.

I have a Belgian Draft x TB (a PMU) gelding who will be five in June. We're doing dressage with a goal of making third level, and he'll be making his debut at first level this fall. We'll also be cross training in the low-level hunters in his six year old year.

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