The problem with that is many of the foundation looking appies aren't marketable. I'm not saying that all of them are ugly, I've seen some pretty looking ones, but the majority just look sad. Why would you breed something that isn't guaranteed a nice life just because you can?[/quote]
Alot of horses arent marketable. Look at the market as it is now. I mean, alot of people are trying to sell show horses off the national circuit and they are wondering why that they havent been purchased yet. Its because the horse market is horrible right now. Horses are going for peanuts, as I am sure everyone on here knows. Some people think that the Appaloosas look "sad" but alot of people see them for who they are. Its just like how some people are still breeding to the Impressive bloodline, even with the hypp going around. People still keep THOSE horses alive. And they seem to think it is worth it. It all depends on the person I guess. You can see alot of horses here in the U.S.A. right now because of too much breeding. People are just breeding to breed right now, and its sickening. But so now people are trying to turn away horses that look ugly and bullheaded and trying to make them look more built like the Quarter Horses with the Appy color? Make changes but within reason. Dont go changing them into the Quarter Horse breed. Make a improved Appaloosa breed, but not all out new.
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