Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
I try not to buy or judge a horse by its color, alone. Although, that isn't always easy as I know I would probably buy a dapple grey from a door to door salesman if it had the right coat color.
Anyway, my AppyX mare is often "mistaken" for the opposite of what she is - dependable and sweet. She has harmless antics..as do many other horses. I have wondered if she were a solid color and didn't have the white sclera, would she ever be/have been misjudged? I originally bought and trained her for my daughter, I certianly would not put my child on a "scary" horse. From my experience, an appy (or appyX) can do everything perfectly and then some, but if there is going to be any comments relating to "temperment"...it won't be directed at the solid horses that aren't as able or responsive - but what? Don't "look" like they might do "something"? Sorry for the rant, I just hold it in when this happens and say nothing...but then I have a long conversation w the wall about what I could have said. It makes me want to join an "appy power" group. ;)
I hope you get your appy Fly!!!
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.