Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Orange County, NC
I don't think there is a conflict...I think what you may be describing is that certain breeds or lines within breeds have had some good 'survival' traits 'unnaturally' bred out of them. For example, some breeders only care about halter horses and breed to enhance the traits that make a successful halter horse (in other words, $$$). I've seen winning halter horses that were good for nothing else than looking good and stud fees...and look at some of the TBs at the racetrack. It's all $$$s for breeders, IMHO.
On the sixth day, God created the Quarter Horse.
On the seventh day, he Painted the good ones.