Animal Stories - Appaloosa

Animal-World Information about: Appaloosa

  The Appaloosa is an American breed that was developed by the Nez Perce Indian tribe!
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Betterfocus - 2014-10-07
Appaloosas are a wonderful breed. Please be aware that Appys are prone to ERU (equine recurring uveitis) and have a tendency to start losing sight as they get older. I rescued my Appy when he started going blind. He is now 28, completely blind and doing very well. He is field boarded and has adjusted so well that many people would never know he can't see. I still ride him on short trail rides and he does great as long as he is with another horse. I love his rascally personality and calm demeanor. Don't know what I would do without him.

Anonymous - 2013-07-23
I plan on getting a baby appaloosa but I'm only 13 and have to pay for it myself. I'm so happy except I don't want to pay so much for something I may not enjoy. Would someone please tell me if this is the right choice or if I should go for something else!?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-25
    Appaloosas can have good temperaments. It depends! Other good horses are Quarter Horses and Paint Horses.
  • Anonymous - 2013-11-07
    definately how lucky. it is a once in a life time oportunity for a 13 year old, im 13 but im getting an appaloosa next year when i am 14.
  • bob ahaha - 2014-04-11
    I have one they're so cool very, good at pole bending get one it's cool!
  • Alli Erbeck - 2014-07-13
    They are very calm and a good calm ride. I'm 14 and have my own. I have no experience with male Appaloosas. But I have a female and she is low maintenance and always ready to ride. I'm not sure if it is common in others, but mine does not like when other horses are behind her, but she is paired with my miniature horse and is fine with it. Be careful!
  • noneya - 2014-09-18
    appoloosas are good jumpers too
Unknown - 2014-08-30
I am 11 and I have been around horses my whole life he is a horse trainer and trains race horses I love riding and so I have to save a thousand dollars to buy one but my dad is going to help me out I now a lot about appies(Appaloosa) cause they are on of my favourite horse very low temperament fairly easy to train but some time may get into a little trouble need to be given exercise Dailey if possible good luck getting your appie they are a great experience

Jazminne - 2013-09-02
My mom wants to get a horse for the family, but does anyone know how much to feed it?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-09-02
    It really depends on many factors. What type of horse are you getting? How old is the horse?
  • Anonymous - 2013-11-07
    just try and feed it different things and see if it likes it but i recommend you look the horse up before hand.
  • Shamalama ding dong - 2014-01-16
    Wow!!!!!!!! thats soo cool. I got one for Christmas!
  • Hailey Newsome - 2014-04-26
    Most horses like carrots and apples.
  • Pat - 2014-06-23
    what to feed will depend a lot on size, usage, and the individual animal. good pasture in the summer, good hay(never moldy) when pasture is not available. obviously a heavy built 16 hand horse, will need more than a 13hand pony. some will stay fat on less, while others need more just to walk around. I have a mini donkey who gets hog-fat just on pasture in the summer, and I have to put him on a diet the rest of the year, but there are others who aren't such easy keepers. if it's ridden, or worked, a lot it will need more just to maintain condition. I would suggest that, before an animal is purchased, you talk to several people who already have horses, and buy a book on basic horsekeeping. horsekeeping is a big responsibility, and you should learn all you can before that purchase is made. Pat
bethan - 2013-11-07
i can not wait till next year gettin my own appaloosa i am 13 but i will be 14 any advice

Anonymous - 2013-11-07
i am planning on getting an apaloosa horse. so gorgeous.

Anonymous - 2013-06-23
I'm 11 years old and I just got a 3 year old horse and she's fixing to have a colt. Will she do any thing to harm it if I go in to take care of her? Please reply.

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  • ef - 2013-09-26
    i have a beautiful appaloosa horse that has had 6 children i have been there the whole time so don't be afraid
Kyra Andzik - 2013-09-06
I'm possibly (hopefully) going to get a horse. I'm really interested in the appaloosa breed, but I am an english rider, and I don't know if the breed would do well as a hunter jumper? And also is this breed cheap? Like Vet wise and Health.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-09-08
    The Appaloosa horse is a hardy breed, but will require the same equipment, care, feed and veterinarian services as other durable breeds. The average cost of maintaining and caring for a horse can run about $2,500 and up per year.
Makayla - 2013-06-06
Hi! I was wondering if appaloosa's would be good for barrel racing. Please reply!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-06-06
    Yes, the Appaloosa can be very adept at barrel racing. Barrel racing is a sport that became part of rodeos to show off the skills of cattle horses. These horses are able to turn very sharply when needed  (and maintain speed) for herding cattle.  Although the quarter horse is the breed usually identified with this, the Appaloosa can be very competitive. Some say they are a bit harder to train, but others ademantely dispute that claim.
Alyson Carson - 2013-05-31
I have a two year old and she is the love of my life. She is so sweet and loving to me. However when I'm not around people say she always bites or kicks them but she never does when I'm around. She also has social issues because where I bought her from she was kept in a round pen for her life. How can I solve her issues? I also heard having two year olds are dangerous and unpredictable especially Appaloosa's. I do not want to sell her shes my baby ♥ any advice?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-31
    What a great horse to have! It sounds like you have a good relationship with her. Don't have any ideas about her social issues, but I'm not sure that it matters how she is with others unless you have to make sure they have a good relationship with her too. As she is young, it may be that she needs time for adjustment and to know what to expect in her home. Good luck.