You're correct. The horse has a keen but steady mind with an athletic and agile body, its mixes so beautiful with the QH giving some height, extra agility and a bit of refinement. It is actually the perfect outcross as opposed to say adding TB blood, which many QH breeders in the USA are doing. Australians have spent over 200 yrs 'moulding' the TB (of which the ASH is modelled) into the best ranch and competition horse suitable for all disciplines and terrains. So why go back to using TB blood when you can use ASH blood that has had 200 odd years of purpose select breeding!
I believe that the ASH would excell in the USA, and a few people should get together and import a few to open the eyes of horse people in your country!!
Like anything "Australian", it wouldn't take long before riders and breeders were saying "I gotta have one of those Aussie horses!".
Clinton Anderson loves the breed and had alot to do with them.