Yeah, I sort of agree with some of the things said before. i've never been a big fan of appy's, because I have mostly been familiar with foundation appy's, which traditionally have no tail and are ugly (sorry, guys.). Also, I am NOT a fan of leopard appys. But when I found Thurston I thought he was beautiful. He's a very refined appy (although less so right now, due to the swelling and cuts), and is bred from NICE, show horses! His daddy has won TONS of times at the World Appy show.