Yes, spotted Arabs, wizzing by...the handler assured me the little fireballs (my words, not his!) were 95.9% pure Arabian, and in the regular registry...I did not ask him to do the calculations for me...
The Park Morgans in my family did not have any funny shoes or messed up feet. They were stout and proud but did have higher knee action, but nothing like seen today, it was a long time ago.
Mine was a Lippitt Morgan, I broke her to drive before riding, very surefooted and kind.
In my experience the Morgan horse was very much a 1 person animal, would tolerate other people, but really bonds to their owner.
Ah, the grade horse, yeah, they are all "breeds" now. I try to stay to the traditional, but they are harder to come by anymore. This is why I went to Kentucky to get my RM, he was from a very traditional breeder. Unfortunately the traditional horses are not what wins anymore. Everything is exagerated.
Don't get me started on the variety of quarter horses..they used to be an "all around horse" now you need a different QH for each class! They go from the psuedo-draft look to 17 hand TB look-alikes. CRAZY
Anyway, we digress from the topic...what is the favorite gaited breed.
I'm still saying the TW, but I am meaning the basic traditional Walker, long comfortable stride, steps it up with a kiss, and goes all day long...