I didn't mean that Appies should look like Arabians. I just feel like they have turned 100% into a stock horse breed (basically QH/TB)......I think Arabians have nice big round feet, good gone, short backs, high-set necks and some of the curvier more baroque type that you COULD see a trace of in the old Appies.
I think a drop of Arabian blood can provide some good qualities in the hoof, bone, leg, soundness department and also add a touch of compactness, curves and just a different "type" than a Pure QH/TB type.
I really just like the TYPE of the old Appies that almost look like chunky Morgans with jug heads and thick necks and smooth toplines, round butts, tons of bone and big feet. It's more of a nostalgic thing with me, that's all :)
I agree with you - there is no good argument about form/function and performance. A QH/TB type stock horse can excel in all kinds of disciplines just fine. To me, it's just a "type" thing, and I tend to like "old type" with more of a substantial, round, smooth-bodied, bigger boned, bigger hoofed type with curvy necks..... IN GENERAL :)
So really - I don't have a good arguement. Just stating my opinion
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