I remember one person commenting on how their horse may get beat on the rail, but he cleaned up on the all-around awards.
Which, if you look at the Top 10 youth and amt. horses, many times it's the same names ... horses that may not be out of the most popular bloodlines --but have stayed sound and good minded, year after year.
While on the other end ... the futurity horses --everyone wants a specific bloodline, or you will see them do good for a year or two and then you never hear anymore about them...
So, in today's economy ... which do you think is more prevelant?