Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Beautiful Mountains of the Pacific NW
Okay, well I have a little story I absolutely HAVE to share about the OP's question "Horse Racism"
So as a young girl, I dreamed of one day owning a horse, I craved any and all horse talk/attention/books/movies etc...
Down the street lived a couple horses and I became good friends with the owner and she used to leave her horses in my care when they would go on vacation.
One day, we were talking horses and she was telling me of her days in Nevada when she trained big wig dressage horses. She told me that the stupidest horse she ever worked with was an appaloosa.
I was young, I soaked in every word and many MANY years later when I was finally able to buy my first horse, I absolutely REFUSED to even look at an appy. NO WAY! Those words stuck with me.
My first horse was a grade quarter type mare. I eventually bought a "registered" appendix quarter horse to be my barrel racing horse and then I got married, had a baby, sold my first horse kept my gelding and then one day my neighbor was riding a new horse down the street. Solid black, so adorable! I commented on how cute I thought she was and my neighbor said "I hate this horse, I'm riding her for a friend who's trying to sell her." I said..."Really? What is she, a quarter horse?" I think so...yes, she's registered. "How much?" She didn't know and gave me the owners information.
I loved this mare soo much and 2 weeks AFTER purchasing her, the family found her papers and you can only imagine my shock when I saw she was a foundation bred appaloosa! LOLOLOL!!!
Nakiska had had 9 owners in 7 years....I am her 10th and final. She's turning 25 in February, I've owned her 18 years and if she was an ad in the classified, I would have never even gone to look.
Nakiska really opened my eyes and because of her, 18 years ago, I let go of the "breed racism chip" I used to carry and now I judge each horse as an individual because really...there are diamonds in EVERY breed, this I learned from experience. :)