Originally Posted by ARTEMISBLOSSOM
Well I just want a good horse for trail riding and cattle sorting. I want a calm dependable horse that goes where I want it and doesnt rear, buck or bolt. I seem to have had the best luck with appys and that's why I am looking for one to take my old appys place when I retire him.
If you do not plan to show him in Appaloosa shows then there is no reason for ApHC papers. The POA registration is proof of age and bloodlines - in my opinion the only thing papers are good for if a horse is not shown in breed shows. As for character - I don't think breed will determine the character enough to decide to buy. In my area Appaloosas have the reputation to be laid back and lazy, yet every Appaloosa I personally met was hot - not much proof for a breed disposition generalization, is there?
I just bought a 2year old Arabian-Paint, Paint side speed bred. I expected a half-lunatic based on his breeding but got a super smart horse with barely any flight in him.
Good luck horse shopping and I sure hope you find what you are looking for - any pictures of this huge POA you can share?