Apps are probably my favorite breed. I've grown up around them and have been extremly successful. Not only at the App shows with my appaloosas but also in the A rated hunter/jumper arena and in Barrels. I'd have to say one of the greatest joys in my life are taking my Apps to Hunter shows and watching the owners of the warmbloods and etc sneer at the apps and look down at them, and in the end my horses out jumping and out moving their horses. Now even though I am a major appy fan, I can see why people tend to not like them. Crapaloosas, Appaloosers...lol I've heard it all and I think that when people refer to hating appaloosas they tend to be talking about these solid built foundation horses, who have been bred strictly to other foundation horses. These are your horses with thin manes and tails, scalara, and stocky conformation [not saying these arent really good Apps to all you foundation lovers]. I really hate when people make generalizations about Apps this way... because not all the Apps out there are like that. A lot of todays Apps [that have been bred well] can out move a lot of other breeds, not only have gorgeous conformation but AMAZING personalities. These horses are so versitile
. I have had A rated Trainers say thatd theyd kill for my Apps. These same Apps can win at the world show, hunter/jumper ring, be a western pleasure cadilliac, can jump any obstacle on any trail, and quiet enough for a 2 year old to ride. When it comes down to the end, All I can say is that I love this breed.