One of the nice things about writing for The Boat is that authors are allowed to retain their copyright, so I can share articles after they are published. I’m not sure I’ll post all future columns – I’m not sure I have that much space on the site! – but it’s nice to have the option, especially for the articles that might be helpful to a broader range of readers. In the case of this particular article, there’s a simple overview of what is currently known about appaloosa genetics. Although that might seem overly technical, in truth it has a lot of implications for painters (and judges) of model horses.
And if you find articles like this one helpful, I’d highly recommend membership in the organization. The newsletter, which usually numbers close to 200 pages, is full of these kinds of in-depth articles on just about every topic concerning the making of horse figurines. The cost of the membership is worth it on the quality of the newsletter alone!