Our breeding program is based upon
two equally important goals. First, we selectively breed to preserve the
"old-line" Appaloosas. We consider ourselves breeders of "foundation" Appaloosas,
but use the term "old-line" rather than "foundation" for our horses because
many of the early horses registered as "foundation "stock through the Appaloosa
Horse Club were crossbreds. Thus, to us the term "old-line" is more exclusive,
and better reflects the purebred bloodstock we have attempted to pull into
our breeding program.
Second, we produce elegant Appaloosa
athletes with soundness, color, movement, and sanity, capable of competing
in rigorous athletic events. We are aware that the type of conformation
consistently associated with the "old-line" horses , discussed below, makes
them naturally suited for the Sporthorse disciplines of the Olympics -
Dressage, Jumping and Three-day Eventing. Through our program we have focused
on breeding these traits true, rather than attempting to breed horses for
Western or stock events.