I am beginning to think that no matter what anyone tells you, you already have your opinion formed of the breed. That tends to make your posts look really asinine and have the attitude of "LALALA I can't hear you!"
thank you for your lovely comments
and for deciding what I think
if you read what I have actually written, rather than what you assume I am thinking, you will see that my mind is still open to intelligent debate.
insults are not terribly useful - but if they make you happy....well this is a forum
I am very prepared to accept not all horses in the same breed think the same way
and indeed some people may assert that mind-set and intelligence in horses is not influenced at all by breed.
My push bike has three gears and is painted black - that does not mean that I beleive that all bikes have three gears and are painted black.
I had an appaloosa that was dimmer than the quarter horses I have worked with
that does not mean that I suddenly think all appies are dozy just as I don't think all quarter horses are biddable and intelligent
but thank you for your input - most illuminating
if you read what I have written I have just asked questions - in a previous thread I mentioned that the only hancock I had ever come across was a bit of a bucker - I asked if they often were - and yes it seems from the reponses that Hancocks - not all Hancocks of course - have a tendency to buck.
Clearly all Appies are very clever