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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Maddie - 2013-05-06
I am doing a report for school can someone plaese tell me or give me a website that says about appaloosas racing and jumping THANK YOU

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-07
    You could check out the official breed registry site for this horse, the Appaloosa Horse Club, which has racing, and more.paloosa Horse Club Appaloosa Horse Club
  • Maddie - 2013-05-07
    Thank you I got a lot of info from that site very helpful do you know of any others?
samantha collins - 2010-11-09
I own an appaloosa and I am very lucky to have her. She is my best friend, I could've never asked for a better friend. She has defended me from other horses that get jealous. I love her. If you are looking for buying a first time horse, an Appaloosa is a very good choice. =)

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  • kassie - 2011-09-13
    I agree, appys are the best!!!
    My five year old mare is an angel!
  • michell - 2011-11-15
    I have an appaloosa too and she is the best horse Ive ever had :D I love her soo much.
  • robert edwards - 2011-11-23
    I have a 4 year old appy named Amigo and he is great. Love riding him and he loves people. Great horse.
  • Appies are the best! - 2013-04-15
    i LOVE my appie named pepper! best barrel horse ever!
Willa - 2012-01-26

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-27
    Yes, they are good jumpers and in manycase they are trained for racin and jumping. hey are a fairly light horse. Now, if you re looking fr a horse that jut does competitive jumping - possibly you would want o keep looking but for a companion, disposition, raciing, ridding ad jumping this is a greeat pick.
samantha - 2012-04-24
I have an 8 year old appaloosa and she is a pain in my butt she is so stubborn and she keeps betting up my 2 stallions. What do I do to have her stop that?

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  • Chantal - 2012-07-29
    Maybe she is doing that because she possibly could be in heat and if that is not the case,....then don't put them out together....just put the 2 stallions out together and the appaloosa out seperately. I have an appaloosa at home to and I love her to death but.....ummmm yeah ur welcome.... :D
Cora - 2013-04-21
Many years ago, I read an old western book and it talked about a spotted stallion that they could never capture. It was very smart and cunning, and had a gait it travelled for miles and never tiring. In the mid-90's, I came across a man of indian background in southeastern British Columbia who had a gaited appaloosa. I own a 23 year old gaited morgan mare whom I spent many years on trailrides and packtrips in the mountains. The gait is short-strided and easy on my hips. Does anyone know of gaited appaloosa's or what bloodlines may carry that trait? Morgans were disposed of in the horse show world if they possessed that gait in eastern USA,but it is a gait that can be rode for miles and miles. I have seen 1 gaited appaloosa recently and am interested in one in the future. Thank you. Cora

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-23
    The ancestry of the original Appaloosa horses goes back to Spanish horses brought here by the Conquistadors (16th century). The Appaloosa was then crossed with Spanish bred Paso Fino horses, which resulted in a gaited stock horse. This is a smooth running type of gait that the breeders called the 'Indian Shuffle', and is only found in the old foundation lines of Appaloosas.

    The original Appaloosa genetic pool has been greatly diluted, resulting in very few gaited Appaloosa's. There are said to be some dedicated Appaloosa breeders that are trying to revitalize their foundation genetics. So if you could locate one of these breeders, there could be a possiblity of finding an Appaloosa with this gait.
Ms. Klime - 2012-10-14
Hello all, i am really interested in the knabstrup horses. Unfortunately this website doesn't have a info page on them. I'm having trouble finding any useful tips and info on the knabstrup anywhere! ! ! Any helpful tips would be appreciated. Thank you, ms. Klime

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-10-14
    The Knabstrup is a very old breed, but very new in the United States. I think the first registry here was accomplished in 2001. check out this website, the American Knabstrupper Association, for more information.
karen ash - 2012-01-27
I just got my first appy this october and he is a very frisky boy. I lovehimto death!!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-27
    Wonderful:-) happy for you
  • Vanessa Hamley - 2012-04-08
    That is good. I have always wanted an appaloosa.:)
Maria - 2012-06-02
I had a appy/QH gelding, he was sweet as sweet as could be.

Tammy Mansfield - 2010-09-19
We own a beautiful Appy stallion. He's 3 yrs old and is currently being broke out. He's very gentle and loves people.

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  • kassie - 2011-09-13
    I have a five year old appy mare, and I love their temperment!
holly - 2011-07-30
I have an Appalosa named Sam. He is very old as he is 27. love him and he loves me.