I have just returned from two and half weeks in Australia and New Zealand. I presented a seminar on Breeding and DSLD/ESPA to Peruvian Paso Horse Breeders and to a handful of crossbreeders (standardbreds).
It was interesting to see how the PP has fared in Australia and NZ during the past 20 years. In Australia they are further ahead than the NZ breeders, but I believe that if cautious and if it is possible to import some better foundation mares they will be able to…Continue
CROSSBREEDING – WHAT ARE THE GAINS?
CROSSBREEDING has been used for centuries to develop certain breeds of horses, and to produce hybrid vigour in some breeds . Breeders who crossbred their horses did so for a very specific purpose: to develop a breed or kind of horse that would function in a specific job. For example, in the middle ages breeders crossed their phlegmatic cold blooded horses with the blood of the faster , more nimble middle eastern horses such as the African Barb…