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Re: [RC] speaking of twh/mft - Karen Sullivan

Only wanted to say that you don't necessarly get a more laid-back disposition by crossing a Walker with Arab!  Mine was the most strong-willed, nasty ALPHA mare, hot, and difficult. I do remember some comments by a fellow who competed on TWH, and told me they "can" sometimes be very bullheaded....(does that ring a bell for anyone?).  Cross bullheaded breed with a breed than can run all day, and you can get....the horse I had!
My Arab/TWH was a much hotter horse than my daughters Arab
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Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2003 7:23 PM
Subject: Re: [RC] speaking of twh/mft

Ahhh, great discussion. The walker-crosses are the new hot thing for endurance or dressage. I know there's some arab-walker breeders in montana! Because of the walker shoulder/hip angles and canon bone length, the crosses tend to get a lot of action or suspension. I would think a running walk could contend with the trotters during races, my mare certainly held her own (we were just going down the trail). Pacing downhill is certainly a problem though! I think an arab/walker cross would be a great investment, certainly cooler headed than some arabs, if you're not looking to win the pan am (though there was a handsom cross at that race!) 

Re: [RC] speaking of twh/mft, Elkenchild