[QUOTE=prettydecoy;1859446]First of all, I have never once attempted to register any horse with your registry, so not sure where that idea is coming from? Likewise, I am well-versed in Appaloosa history. Just because an Appaloosa is descended from drafts, does not mean it has the genes to produce the draft phenotype. I stand by my opinions. My only "beef" with this registry is what it is doing to the quality of the horses... reducing it, and making the breed a joke in the eyes of many. Your assumptions are amusing. Good day ladies.
Okay, well if you're well versed in Appaloosa history then you should know there are and never have been purebred Appaloosa.
I'm fairly insulted that about your claiming the breed is going downhill. My daughter of Julgy's Shanning Gambler is also a Sugarbush and she's probably one of the most striking draft horses you'll ever see. She's exactly the type of mare that helped start this breed and now she's helping save it.
As for App lines not passing on draft phenotype; WHO are you trying to kid? I can pick the Old Fred descendants out of a line-up. Where do you think the WAP horses got that incredible bone? Where do you think the Bright Eyes Brother horses got the sabino and incredible amounts of hair?
And even looking at your horse Maverick's lines I can tell you that he's a product of the Wiescamp/Peavy breeding program so he got draft traits not only from his mother, but his Appaloosa father.