If you hadn't caught on by now, I'm primarily and Appaloosa person. I have an appreciation of all breeds and all disciplines. I learned long ago that there is no such thing as a bad breed, just good and bad representatives of breeds. I've had experience of one sort or another with a good number of horses and breeds, be that training, owning, boarding or more. None the less, I always come back to an App.
You might say it's always been there in me, as the first horse I ever chose and bought of my own was an Appaloosa, back when I was about 11 or 12 years old. Then I moved to California and was introduced to who became my mentor and my "other mother," Suzanne Koch. She and Henning Koch were ambassadors of Appaloosas and owned several App Hall of Fame horses. Here is where I was really introduced to good quality horses that had a desire to work and the physical ability to do so.