ok here goes you do not ride paper or pedigree or even conformation for that matter I am the average owner I think..... Me and my family do not go to shows or eventing all we do is go on trail rides as a family and we could never afford the 2 or 3 thousand $ horse or own a great pedigree horse but we do have one that is a paint but the lady gave her to my daughter for helping in her barn for the summer he needed a good home and yes he is great looking boy but needs alot of training is scared of everything. My other 2 mares r grades 1 is appy other is arabXqh I think and they are the best horses you could ask for. There is too much of every thing in the world today too many people too many cats, dogs, no matter what you look at there is too much of it some well bred and others well not so much....Even ugly people that do not have great conformation have children...No offense to anyone as I am well not the best looking or have great conformation for that matter. In old days you had to meet standard to have children as well... I guess what I am saying is that some people breed for companionship and other just look at pedigree it has been that way for ever and will proble never change. You have 2 types of people the well off do and the not so well off but both deserve to own a horse and both can take just good care of them with or without big fancy barns or areana's come of us just love to hang out with our animals not there pedigree.
That said if all you want is a companion there are a lot those type of horses out there. No need to be producing more.