horses are bred to combine the best qualities of the Clydesdale,
the Thoroughbred, and the Hackney to produce an athletic, versatile
horse with an uncomplicated disposition.
the Clydesdale? First and foremost, we use the Clydesdale
in our breeding program for its size and its wonderful temperament.
With its good sloping shoulders and long legs, the Clydesdale
is noted for its free movement and ground covering stride. The
Clydesdale also has a long well-arched neck with a short compact
body and powerful hind quarters. All of these qualities contribute
to making it the most athletic of all draft horses.
the Thoroughbred? The Thoroughbred has played an important
role in establishing many of today’s prominent breeds, such as
the Hanoverian and the Dutch Warm blood. The Thoroughbred contributes
strength, courage, and elasticity, while also adding a refined
conformation and elegant head and neck. The Thoroughbred’s deep
girth allows for a large heart and great lung capacity which proves
to be valuable for stamina and endurance. With its many great
qualities, the Thoroughbred is still one of the most competitive
horses in equine sports (i.e. racing and show jumping).
the Hackney? The Hackney has a strong, compact body with great
depth of chest. This provides them with exceptional self carriage
and the natural ability to elevate their shoulders and collect
on their haunches. The Hackney horse was bred for endurance and
is capable of “going the distance”, which proves to be a valuable
asset in a wide range of sports. Although the Hackney is most
well known for its elegant high stepping movement in harness,
it is interesting to note that the world high jump record of 8’2”
is held by a Hackney cross bred.
combination of these breeds gives you a great value of courage,
soundness and endurance while producing a horse which is refined
and athletic, yet sound of mind. Whether its field hunting, dressage,
eventing, show jumping, driving or even pleasure riding, the cross
bred horse proves to be exceptionally competitive. These horses
are appropriate mounts for just about any equestrian sport and
are easily trained by amateurs and professionals alike.