There is a big fight brewing in the ApHC right now. Big guys are trying to push through another program to replace CPO (which now says you have to breed back to reg. papered App) - I think they are calling it API or something.
There really isn't any reason to outcross anymore - every possible body type is available in the Appaloosa gene pool and all of the major AQHA, Thoroughbred and Arab sires have registered appaloosa get. People do it now because it's easy, because they are too lazy to deal with an app personality, because they really want a quarter horse LOL - lots of reasons but none of them sound.
Okay - off my soap box.
I have thought about it. The shipping costs would be the problem thou. They are really fun to look at, all the old time horses, the builders of the breed. It's going to be a really bad weekend, weather wise here. I might get a chance to look and see what is all there.
Is there something unusual about an app's personality? Anything I should be on the look-out for?