I don't have too much experience with breeds, but I never met an Appaloosa I liked.
- I rode a bunch of TBs, never disappointed, but they appear very fragile.
- Icelandics - not fragile at all, great personality and athleticism, but trots like little sewing machines. Little legs, you know.
- My current horse is a QH. I like him a lot, but I don't have broad experience with the breed.
So here's my favorite horse: The soundness and personality of mine, the intrepid mind of an Icie, and the "going" of a TB.