I went to an ApHC regional club show yesterday and was a little disappointed. I hadn't been to a "rated" appaloosa show for many years and I was hoping the peanut roller, broken lope horses had stopped being a thing - or at the very least - stopped being a *rewarded* thing. I saw several of these horses placing in the classes.
I'm just wondering if it's a regional thing, or if it's still a national thing? I hate seeing beautiful Appaloosas struggling to maintain artificially slow gaits and headsets.
Admittedly, I'm not in the western horse world. I ride English and I'm not there today to see the English classes so maybe I'm just ignorant and out of touch?