The thread on horse racism, set me thinking about some breeds which are often overlooked by the average equine enthusiast. Maybe more especially, by newcomers to the horse world, who automatically seek to purchase a horse of the more common breeds, without looking into many other breeds.
One breed which comes to mind, is the American Saddlebred. Many seem to have a fixed idea that they are just high-stepping horses, suitable for nothing outside a show ring. So untrue. They make wonderful dressage horses and very good trail mounts, given the chance. Doesn't hurt that they are also beautiful.
A few years ago I would have added the Gypsy Horse/Cob/Vanner, but they have and are, still gaining a steady popularity, in spite of many who seem to wish to put them down at every opportunity.
I expect some of you who own different breeds, would like to 'sell' your own breed, to the horse buying public and tell why they shouldn't be overlooked.